I have made several of these light up canvas art pieces and I’ll be doing a new one for an upcoming Hometalk Live show. I am posting the journey towards my Live show, and after the Live show I’ll post the final product here. It has been a process and journey to figure out just how to make the idea in my head come to life on the canvas. I’m sure that has happened to all of you as well right? You’ll see the whole process here, you can laugh and cry with me 🙂
First I painted my canvas (8 x 10) with Dixie Belle Paint Midnight. I love this paint – 1 coat does the trick and you have so much left! I let that dry completely.
I used a punch to poke holes in the canvas.
I hot glued the branches onto the canvas.
I used Mod Podge the base of the canvas and sprinkled the bottom with Buffalo snow.
For the Live show, I’ll be painting the bottom of the canvas with the Dixie Belle Fluff so that the black does not shine though the snow.
I used some Dixie Belle Fluff do make snowflakes onto the canvas.
I pushed a set of 10 battery operated LED lights through the holes of the canvas.
I turned the art on, but I just didn’t love it. I knew this was just a prototype but I wanted it to be better. So I slept on it, and went back to it the next day.
I pulled off all the branches and re-hot glued them on in a tree shape which is more of the idea I saw in my head.
I turned the lights back on, and YES this was more of the idea I was looking for. I have some upgrades and additional touches I’ll be doing to the next piece on my Live show.
Here is the completed project after the Live show!
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As seen on Hometalk Live, did you miss it? I save all my Live videos to my Chas’ Crazy Creations Facebook page
You can see my other Light Up Canvas Art Pieces Here:
Here is the Light Up Canvas I made for Hometalk as a thank you for all their support and to celebrate 1 year of Live shows!