DIY Bring On The Sun Wall ArtGrowing 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

Supplies:

  • 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
  • ruler
  • bowl/cup
  • frame

Directions:Bring on the sun template

 

First, remove the back of the frame and make a paper template of the back. Use this template to cut out your fabric canvas. Bring on the sun stencil application

Create your stencil on the Silhouette or use a pre-made stencil to create the phrase “Bring on the sun!”. Fit the stencil towards the left side of the canvas. Bring on the sun stencil painting

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.

I used three shades of blue and yellow for the word “sun”.  Let the paint set for a few minutes before removing the stencil. Let the paint dry.Bring-on-the-sun-outline

Use a bowl or cup (I used a ramekin) to trace an outline of the sun with a thin tip permanent marker. Bring on the sun painting

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.

*You can draw the rays at the same time that the sun is traced so everything can be painted at the same time. 20150521_223657

Use a flat tip paint brush to apply yellow paint next to he black sun ray lines. Let the paint dry. 20150521_223150

Trace the word “sun!” with a fine tip permanent marker. Now the artwork is ready to hang!DIY Bring On The Sun Wall Art

 

What is your summer decorating theme?



More summer craft projects…

Baking Soda Dough Sea Art
Baking Soda Sea Art

Soda Bottle Fairy Garden HouseSoda Bottle Fairy Garden

Water Bottle Fairy Garden WellRecylced Water Bottle Fairy Garden Well

 

 

 

 

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20 Comments

  1. First off – love your new header! Second, how awesome is your wall art! I have been working on a few myself and have them drying as I type. Been looking for some starfish to put on one of them and may just have to try your baking soda sea art to make the starfish! Thanks for sharing with us a the Home Matters linky party. We hope you join us again!
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  2. We’ve had so much rain lately, I need one of these signs. Maybe it would bring on the sunshine. Cute project. I’m sharing it today on my Friday Faves. Thanks for posting it to the Bloggertunities share thread.
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  3. This is so cute! In my younger days I would totes have done something like this. Now I babysit my 19 month old grandson (the tiny tornado) so stuff like that has kind of gone out the window. However, my summer decorating theme is sea shells so maybe I should check out that baking soda sea art! I love the idea of your blog. Good stuff! I’m your neighbor on Wake up Wednesday!

  4. That wall art is really pretty and perfect for the summer! I love how you did it on fabric canvas and cut the template out with your Silhouette. I just got a Silhouette for Christmas and I am always looking for new ways to use it.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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