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Saturday, September 10, 2011

3D Canvas Art

I love texture. It's a great way to enhance a plain picture.

For this project I used a plain white 8" x 11" canvas, 3D paint and a star fish.

The colors are creamy off white, light blue and dark blue.

Here is where I first started the dots.

I filled in the dots and left it blank were the starfish would be.

The star fish was glued down with a hot glue gun.

Although I enjoyed this project, it took a bit longer than anticipated. I probably spent about 2 to 3 hours creating the dots.

I continued the dots a bit over the edge of the canvas.

Close up the dots almost remind me of water droplets.

Linking to...

Keeping It Simple Making

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Let Birds Fly

ThriftyThurs Thrifty Thursday Week 40



  1. I love this. I've been trying to figure out what to do with some canvas art in my dining room. 3D art has crossed my mind but I wasn't sure how it'd turn out. Now you've got me thinking again!

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  2. Simply gorgeous, and so easy, I love it:)

  3. Love the texture. I just used a canvas for a piece to go over my powder bath door. I always thought you had to frame a canvas to display it.

  4. This is so beautiful! I really love it!
    Thanks for sharing.

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

    A Mother Seeking...

    This week, "Night Stand Transoformed"

  5. Wow! Love the details of this...It really looks professional, like something you'd buy at The Home Store...While star fish are not my thing...I'm sure I could fine something else to create something similar. Thanks for the idea...

    Also, I would like to personally invite you to our new Rockin’ link party every Friday at RoCa and Company. Come and show off what you got this coming Friday. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @
    RoCa and Company

  6. I love it! It looks great. And so peaceful.
    I used 3D paint a few years ago to decorate a T-shirt. I think I should try to do something again.

  7. I don't think I would have the patience for all those dot! Lovely art though!

  8. SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  9. That looks amazing! I would never have even thought of that! I think it was a well spent 2-3 hours. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. Off to look around your blog some more!
    Jenn :)

  10. Love this! Really stylish idea! What paint did you use though? (I cannot see the picture of it very well!) Thanks!

  11. What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

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  12. wow, what a great idea! i've never seen this before on canvas. awesome job!

    i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!

    thanks so much for sharing!

  13. That is gorgeous! I am taking notes!! LOL Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse!

  14. Okay, so are you super experienced with puffy paints. I think the brand I have is not as "clean" and my dots won't look nearly as nice. Do you have a preferred brand?
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking
    A Mother Seeking...

    My City Backyard Garden

  15. I absolutely LOVE this. I think I may do it with sand dollars and hang it in my babies new room which is nautical themed. Beautiful!

    I featured this sweet project on my Inspiration Friday post...

    Happy Friday!

  16. Never thought I would say this: I'm gonna hafta get some of that 3-D paint! That is really cool!

  17. Wow, that looks so pretty! You've done a great job - so beachy!

  18. Wow! That's a lot of patience making all of those dots...I don't know if I have a steady enough hand. But I love the look! I'd love for you to link it up to my new weekend linky party -

    Creative Genius -

  19. That turned out really neat!! What a creative idea.

    Visiting from Under the Table & Dreaming!

  20. This looks amazing! What fabulous texture you created on this piece. Love it.

  21. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party! I'd love to see you link up again tomorrow!

  22. This looks amazing! such a cool idea!

  23. Wanted to let you know that I featured your pretty art work on my blog today!

    1. Great work, for creating a 3d canvas print, very nice and easy tutorial for making this, pictures make this tutorial memorable and easy for learn.

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  24. Love this! But what kind of paint is used? Puffy Paint? I can't read the picture well enough to see what brand/kind it is. Thanks for the idea!

  25. This is a wonderful idea. Most of the time I only heard of 2D projects put in the canvas. This is just so cool.

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