DIY Art: Beachy Seahorse Canvas

Did you know the Pantone Color of the Year is emerald?! And, emerald just happens to be the birthstone for May (and my birthday month ;))!! As a Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas Blog­ger (*this is a spon­sored post), this month’s chal­lenge was all about incorporating the Pantone emerald color into a project! So, since we’re now in May already, I’m sharing some fun DIY canvas art with a beachy emerald theme! DIY Canvas Beach Art

To make this, you don’t need too many supplies–just some paint, a brush, and canvas. You may also want a paper and pencil too. That’s how I started. First up, I decided to sketch a seahorse (modeled after a few different images & graphics). So, I could make it about the same size as the 11×14 canvas, I taped 4 sheets of printer paper together (overlapping where needed). I did the sketch on that paper and then cut out the seahorse. Seahorse SketchI could have just taped down my seashorse template and painted over it, but I was concerned about bleed through with the paint. So instead, I just traced my sketch right onto the canvas. The next step was just to paint!Painting a seahorseI started with a large brush around the outside, then did a rather fine brush around the edge of the seahorse. Overall, it did need two coats. The canvas was still wet in spots when I took this photo (and I used a semi-gloss paint), but shows the just-finished product:
Seahorse Canvas ArtIt’s the perfect addition to a beachy bathroom. Now the only question is which bathroom should it live in? It’s super cute in the boys’ beach-themed bathroom: Kids beach bathroomBut, I also really like it in our beachy master bathroom too! I have the DIY Starfish art and framed shell art in there, so it’s seems fitting that the seahorse would be added too! DIY Beach-themed Bathroom ArtDecisions, decisions! I don’t know! Which bathroom do you think the sea horse should live in??

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  1. um.. I think it would look best in my beachy kitchen :P Hehe. I like it in the Master bath the best! Super cute!

  2. I think it adds a nice pop of color to your master bath!

  3. Cute!! I like the towels.

  4. I LOVE this! I think it turned out great and I vote that it belongs in the master bath next to the shells! :) You have inspired me to finish up some canvas art I’ve been working on. Thank you!

  5. Love it! That turned out so cute!

  6. Love this! I’m a sucker for sea horses! Featured you on Living Creative Thursday today! http://www.livinglocurto.com/2013/06/home-and-garden-diy-ideas/

  7. What a cute idea! Love the color you used with your white seahorse. I really like it in both bathrooms … but I’m leaning toward the master bedroom. Thanks for sharing this at the Summer Inspiration Decor party!

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