Tuesday, September 11, 2012

3D Wall Art

I love creating wall art for my house, but I'm not able to do it as often as I'd like because... well... once I create something, I need some wall space to hang it!  But, I had this idea that I really wanted to try.  I have seen several paintings with some type of 3D aspect on Pinterest and have been developing an idea in my mind.  I wanted to use one of the flower crafts (tutorial here) that I had been planning to try, along with simple colors and a very basic painting.

3 canvases (or a different number of your choosing)
Paint (chosen colors)
Paint brushes
Flowers (any type will do)
Glue (E6000 or another really strong glue)

1. Mix background paint color (of course you could just buy the color that you want, but I like to mix them myself)
2. Paint the canvases (in this case, I used two coats to make sure the canvases were covered.  Acrylic paint dries fast so you won't have to wait long).
3. Paint stems and leaves (you will probably want to sketch your plan on paper first.  If you're not confident in your ability to pain, you could also try stencils).
4. Use E6000 glue to glue to flowers to the painting.

Pretty simple, right?  Find the t-shirt flower tutorial here!


  1. I love it! At first glance I thought you painted wood bc it reminded me of a picket fence...which would be cool too :) You're a great artist!

    1. Now that you mention it, it does kind of look like wood. The canvases I used were pretty thick :)

  2. Nice idea, Julie! Love the colors!