I have in the search for bad art painted on canvas for a repurpose project. I took the piece of bad art, cut a stencil of the deer head out of contact paper and painted over the top of it. Once the contact paper was removed, I was left with something new to hang on my wall.
Here is original painting.
What I learned:
- I don't think contact paper is the best option for the stencil, although I did use old contact paper. It did not want to stick to the textured painting very well, so small areas ended up with paint under it.
- Choose a painting with bold colors.
- Acrylic paint will come off the canvas if you attend to it right away, before it dries. Just use a little water to help "erase" the mistakes.
My next project will be a jackalope for my sister for her birthday... I don't think I need to worry about spoiling the surprise. I don't think she reads my blog. But, if you know her, don't tell!
Here's the finished jackalope!