3.14.2011

DIY! Fossil Art on Canvas

I last painted or decorated my son's room when we moved into this house almost 6 years ago. Well, I mean, he has a new comforter and we have removed toys...but he has asked when can he fix up his room {I think he means make it a "Big Boy" room).
In my mind I have started the process. I have selected the Mythic Paint colors and Stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils...and am desperately trying to find the time to get it all done before he goes off to college in 9 more years.
So I have decided to start with a couple pieces of art work. Joe loves rocks and fossils and has quite a collection, so this is the basis for our big boy room (I have for now talked him out of lightning bolts).

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DIY IT!
Go check out the Full tutorial at THE DIY CLUB!
PDF coming later!
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Layer canvases with Krylon webbing and Spray Paint; add Cutting Edge Stencil and Acrylic Paint/Thickening Medium...and voila....Great homemade art!





Easy-Peasy really cool looking art!
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26 comments :

  1. Holly, they're amazing. They look so professional and authentic. One of my favorite projects ever!

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  2. I love these! They are great. What a perfect project.

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  3. Hi Holly,

    I'm so jealous of all these gorgeous things that you get to try out. You lucky girl, you!

    These are AWESOME! I love the raised effect. It works PERFECTLY with these stencils. It makes the back of the trilobite all rubbery!

    Sarahx

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  4. Very cool. I am totally laughing because my son IS going to college in the Fall and he is clinging to some of his childhood treasures in his room and won't let me change them.

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  5. Love everything about this project. A very clever idea!

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  6. Love these girl! They turned out so amazing and the raised surface is perfect!
    I hope you are well and are having a good start to the week!

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  7. Love it! And VERY Big Boy. They look great and they look difficult to do.

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  8. This is SO cool, Holly! The fossils turned out amazing!

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  9. I seriously thought at first that you stenciled on a piece of tile! Great job!!

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  10. I AM SO ROCKING THAT IDEA!
    Forget the man-child, I'm decorating my lady cave with those. .. when I get around to it.

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  11. Holly you are amazing!! These look so cool - like something you'd buy in a designer shop! I love them!!

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  12. This is really cool! What a fun idea for a boy's room!

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  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous. I know two little boys who would just love that. Thanks for posting. Some day...

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  14. Holly! These are fun! I am not a bug lover so I could do with the shells :) You are so stinking crafty!

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  15. I imagine this is about the size of the cockroaches you used to experience in LA. And I'm sure all the bugs there are this size, which is truly the only reason we aren't moving there instantly. Set me straight (or not). WI is boring me like I cannot even tell you.

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  16. What a great idea! They turned out great! Hope your little guy loves them!

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  17. holly..these are so COOL! what a fabulous idea for your son's room. I also think they would make amazing stones in the garden. how do you think of these things?!

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  18. That is awesome Holly! Love how it turned out. Have a great day.

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  19. This is so cool Holly! We just bought furniture for the boys and are getting ready to redo their rooms. I'm thinking I might give this a go!

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  20. Hi Holly! I've been on a brief hiatus from the blogging world, so sorry for not dropping by sooner. This is *such* a great idea--I love the results! They'd make terrific gifts for those who appreciate hand-made.

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  21. This would look great even in a living room!

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  22. My son wants his room redone too. He has some favorites he saw in the Pottery Barn catalog. There will need to be some knock offs because we don't have a Pottery Barn budget.

    Good luck with your son's room. I love the stencils.
    Ruth

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  23. Holly, you and Bev really started out "A Little Birdie Told Me..." with a bang this week! Your fossil art is one of my absolute favorite link-ups!

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