I will show you how to make this simple DIY red and white star art.
Today I am headed to sunny Miami for the remainder of the week for work. It has been so brutally cold and snowy here in Omaha the past week that I am ready for some nice weather! I have a few more posts scheduled this week though, so be sure to check back in! We have the Pretty Preppy Part Link Up on Thursday and I am starting a series of gift guides on Friday – which will also include a killer giveaway this week!
Today I want to share one of the projects I worked on over the weekend. I had been on the lookout for some simple, holiday art but wasn’t finding anything I really loved. So, I decided to put to use an extra art canvas I had lying around and created my red and white star art!
The Star Art Tutorial
I knew I wanted to use red and white and so immediately, a start came to mind. I started with a blank 16×20″ canvas and covered it in Country Chic Paint’s Devotion with a foam craft brush. I used two layers of paint to ensure the red was as bold as possible.
While the paint was drying, I went to my computer and printed out a basic star shape. I cut it out and then laid it on the canvas. The maximum sized star I could get on my 8.5×11″ paper wasn’t quite large enough for what I wanted so I decided to improvise. I used green painters tape to tape the star down and then outline it about 1/2″ further from the shape to make the star larger. It worked perfectly!
I then removed the paper, used a paint stick to ensure the tape was down firmly on my shape, and then filled in the star with Simplicity. Once it was fully dry, I used a medium-grit sandpaper to distress only the star area. I then added the Pearl Wax to the white star area. It’s hard to capture in photos, but it adds a gorgeous pearl-like sheen to the star!
I love how the star art looks in our upstairs hallway. It adds the perfect punch of holiday color and will be perfect for the Christmas season!
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