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Show & Tell: My Canvas Art Project in Do It Yourself Magazine

Do It Yourself Magazine / Better Homes and Gardens
Remember back when I gushed about my work in Storage magazine?  Well, here's a little something I did for Do It Yourself magazine.  It just got put up online as part of a slideshow on BHG.com.
See those bright, colorful paint chip canvases?  I made 'em. :)  They're featured on the glossy pages of the Spring 2012 "Paint Anything!" issue of Do It Yourself.  (It's still on newstands... so rush out and grab yourself a copy!)
Do It Yourself Magazine / Better Homes and Gardens
When I made them, I lived in my old apartment and had gray walls almost that exact color.  I picked the colors imagining them against a gray backdrop---so I was really excited when I saw that the editors hung 'em up on a gray wall, too.  Now they're hanging on a plain white wall in my current apartment, bringing a burst of orange, green, and turquoise into my bedroom.

The best part?  These are super easy to make!  (It's easy on a college student budget, too!)  So check out the full slideshow of 14 Easy Canvas Wall Art Projects right now for my instructions and thirteen other creative projects!!

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Comments

Anonymous said…
I absolutely love this. Why choose one color from the paint sample when you can have all 3? And multiple paint samples...
it was really a right decision that you imagined unique colors against the gray background. Nice to see your work. This DIY canvas making ideas is really great, i want to try it shortly, Many thanks for sharing. Thanks again for sharing the link of 14 Easy Canvas Wall Art Projects.
stacy morrison said…
Color selection for making these canvas was really very nice, these canvas have incredible look, i love them. many thanks for sharing.

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