Be inspired by these easy to make mini diptych canvases

UPDATE: Paperbag Studios stamps and Art Pops™ are no longer available, but many things can be substituted to make this project!
Get creative and have fun!
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Torrie Gass

Sometimes I just need to get my art out of my art journals and on to some canvas. However, a larger canvas can be a bit intimidating to start on! Even an 8" x 10" one can seem daunting if canvas painting is new. I found these adorable 4" x 4" canvases at my local art store and knew they were perfect for a fun project. I've always wanted to try diptych art or triptych art and these little canvases were the perfect place to start.

Check out this video tutorial as Design Team member Torrie Gass creates these beautiful diptych canvases as her project. Torrie takes you step-by-step through creating these colorful mini canvases. She uses Art Pops™ and Paperbag Studios Stamps. @robenmarie @foxandhazel #robenmarie #robenmariedesignteam #paperbagstudios #artpops #mixedmedia #diy

I created both of these paintings side by side as if they were one piece. I think this helps continue the flow from one piece to the other to ensure they are in harmony with one another. I knew I wanted to include some Art Pops™ Stickers and some stamping for a really layered feel. I've been hung up on this combination of blues and pinks together for a while now, so I ran with it!

This diptych art took me all of 30 minutes to complete! What a great project for an afternoon when you have a few minutes. These would make a great gift or to display yourself. If you have 30-60 minutes, then give it a go!

have fun creating your own mini canvases!

Going Deeper...

Is there an aspect of mixed-media art that you always avoid? Why? 

I don't do a lot of collage or layering of papers in my work. I'll add some papers, but I generally don't like having too much bulk to my work. I prefer to add layers with paints and other mediums. I think I find the papers and bits of string and such too much, which is funny coming from me. I also really like a more watery look to my work, which means I use water often with my paints and pens. That doesn't typically play too well with lots of papers and bits on there.

What creative tool/supply are you obsessed with right now? 

I am totally ga-ga for all my pencils, markers and pens right now! I find myself reaching for them more & more lately over my paints. It's exciting to be drawing and making marks in new ways. 

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