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!
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 11x14 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. I 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!I 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:
It’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: But, 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! Decisions, decisions! I don’t know! Which bathroom do you think the sea horse should live in??
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators & Influencers Network and receive a Lowe’s gift card to complete my projects. However, all ideas, opinions, & experiences are entirely my own.
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