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Seven steps to make a Textured Canvas ~ Lots of Sparkles!!

Check out this gorgeous Textured Canvas and all the sparkles it has to offer! Today you’re going to learn all of the steps it takes to make it and the stuff you’ll need.

Let’s start with what you need:

  • A blank Canvas
  • Paint & brushes
  • Texture of your choice (I used drywall mud)
  • Tools to spread the mud
  • Glitter and maybe even some crushed glass or gravel (I used silver glass/gravel)
  • Mod Podge

Step 1: Paint your canvas. For this part you really just need to paint the edges because you’re going to use some sort of texture on the face of the canvas.

Step 2: Get your texture ready! Let’s just pretend that you’re using drywall mud like I did. Find something to spread it with – I used a tool from my cake decorating kit! 😉 It worked like a charm! I only did it on the top part of the canvas because I covered the bottom with glitter and small gravel/crushed glass. Make some designs in the mud like streaks or stripes or swirls. THERE IS NO WRONG WAY!

Step 3: Paint/seal the texture. I used a pearl white for the base and then a darker color on the bottom. You can make this as colorful as you like – if you have some wild colors of glitter and matching paint then use that! I had tons of silver on hand and I knew the bottom of the canvas would look nice if it gradually went sort of ombre. Maybe for yours you want to have it go from a white and then gradually into a magenta, or light blue to dark blue. Be creative!!

Step 4: Let it dry for a bit. I left mine overnight.

Step 5: Now you need to get your Mod Podge out! Cover the entire bottom half to two thirds – wherever you would like to cover in glitter! Then you can start layering your glitter. I used a fine glitter on the top part, then gradually into a more coarse glitter, to a very chunky glitter and then to the gravel/crushed glass. I had to add some more glue onto the bottom for the gravel and then once it was all applied I lightly pressed down and let it dry.

Step 6: Time to let it dry for a bit. I recommend overnight just to be on the safe side – you don’t want the glitter and glass to slide off your canvas!

Step 7: It’s ready!!! Gently pick up your canvas and shake off the excess glitter. Once that is done, your art is ready for hanging up for everyone to admire! ❤️

Nice job!!! How did it go for you, did it turn out the way you wanted it to? I would love to hear about it ~ comment below!

If you want to see the full process, I have a video on my new YouTube channel and I would love if you headed over there to check it out!

Thanks for visiting my page, and stay tuned for more! 🤩

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Angela van Leeuwen

Angela van Leeuwen

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