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DIY Inspirational Canvas

Inspire others with this new decorative painting

By: Keri Sallee from
DIY Inspirational Canvas
DIY Inspirational Canvas
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In the Designer's Words: "When I made this project, I wanted to challenge myself to go bigger than my usual project and for try a new style. This is a 16x20 pre-gessoed canvas from Hobby Lobby that I painted using a variety of Plaid acrylic paints, Fireworks from Imagine Crafts and The Crafter's Workshop Stencils."
The DIY Inspirational Canvas is the perfect addition to your home or a gift for your friends. It is a wonderful reminder to have around the house. This project will make your friends think you are a professional, the end result is simply beautiful. You can personalize the canvas by adding your own inspirational phrase. Dream big with this fun craft!

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniquePainting



Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Canvas: 16x20 Hobby Lobby
  • Acrylic Paints: Plaid, Imagine Crafts
  • Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop


  1. I started by lightly drawing the outline for my trees.

  2. Using a black Plaid acrylic paint and an old gift card, I light scrapped my paint over my trees to make my birch wood.

  3. Using a black Plaid acrylic paint and an old gift card, I light scrapped my paint over my trees to make my birch wood.

  4. I added my grass and sky by filling in my canvas with acrylic paint.

  5. Using random found circles (like paint caps and lids), I "stamped" my circles for my flowers and then used my fingers to paint them in.

  6. Continue adding layers of green and yellow to your grass and blues and whites to your sky until you are happy.

  7. Add your title using a The Crafter's Workshop stencil.

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