How to make your own textured art canvases

As I create, I am mindful of ways I can “stretch” my supplies as well as the art I actually create. Over the years, I have scanned many journal pages, random papers and finished art pieces to create products for using, gifting and selling.

There is nothing quite like taking a piece of art and transforming it into another creation. My favorite products to create have always been stickers, artists papers and cards. But, lately I have been creating these adorable textured art canvases from pieces of my original art. Because they are only 4 x 4, I am able to cut small pieces from my art collages and/or under paper to make them and they are so quick and easy!

 
 How to make your own textured art canvases tutorial with Roben-Marie Smith. #mixedmedia #collage #robenmarie #robenmariesmith #techsavvyartist #arttutorial #canvasart #collageart
 

A couple things I love about these guys:

1. Because I am using paper collages, the end result is a textured finish with some bumps and wrinkles to give them character.
2. The cold wax finish makes them touch-worthy!!!


Let me share my quick and easy process so you can be well on your way to creating some from your own art.

Enjoy!

roben-marie

 
 
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Step One:

Grab a 4 x 4 stretched canvas, paint brush and black acrylic paint.

 
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Step Two:

Paint the sides and top edge of the of the canvas.

 
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Step THree:

Choose a piece of paper collage from your stash.

 
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Step Four:

Trim the paper down to 4x4.

 
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Step Five:

Adhere collage to canvas with gel medium.

 
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step six:

Smooth out the bubbles.

 
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Step seven:

Apply a light coating of Dorland’s Cold Wax to canvas and let dry overnight.

 
 
There is nothing quite like taking a piece of art and transforming it into another creation.
— Roben-Marie
 
 
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