Growing up in Hawaii, we had summer everyday. I remember our weekends were spent fishing (lots of fishing), sunbathing, or having a family beach picnic. To bring some of those great memories into our home, I decorate with a beach theme every year during the summer. This year, I wanted to incorporate the sun since the it’s such an important part of all the summer fun and created this fun DIY Bring on the sun! wall art.
I’m still using last year’s Baking Soda Dough Sea Art to represent the beach and used my Silhouette machine to create a stencil for this summer art. For those of you that don’t have a Silhouette machine, don’t fret. You can still create this fun summer wall art using store bought stencils or if you’re really talented, you can totally freehand the design.
DIY Bring On The Sun Wall Art
- thick fabric (I used painter’s cloth)
- Silhouette machine w/vinyl or letter stencils
- sponge brush or paint brush
- paint (three blues and yellow) – Folk Art Yellow 2976, Patina 2951, and Aqua 2921. Apple Barrel Caribbean 20247.
- thin tip permanent marker
Use a sponge brush to apply paint to the stencil. Make sure the sponge isn’t drenched in paint to prevent it from seeping under the stencil. It’s better to apply several thin coats to get the color saturation you want. I only had to do one coat, but you may need to do more.
Use the sponge brush or a paint brush to paint inside of the sun. When the paint is completely dry, use a ruler to draw sun rays* using a fine tip permanent marker.
What is your summer decorating theme?
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