Can I tell you a secret? I’ve had this thing done for a year now. A YEAR! You might remember (if you’re a super reader) that I had this baby above my fireplace in my spring home tour last year. I really loved how it brought some colour into our space and was such a refreshing change from the black art I’d had there before (constellations, if that’s your thang!). Even though I’ve had this painting done for a year and had the video recorded… I never found the time to edit it and get it live for you! Since I’m putting work into my YouTube channel, I thought it was the perfect time to get it done.
Speaking of YouTube… are you subscribed to me over there? I’ve been putting out some fun DIY videos and I would so love to see you there!
This is my FIRST abstract painting that I’ve created. I’ve played with watercolours before but canvas and acrylic was so darn intimidating to me. Which is why the only other acrylic painting I’d ever shared was this all black constellation art. I had a lot of fun playing with this and learned a bunch of things along the way. I recorded the whole process and chatted about the things I learned to help you tackle your first DIY abstract painting with acrylic paints on canvas. Because it really is fun… and you probably should try it out ;)
This tutorial uses acrylic art paints (these are thicker than craft paints!), a chip brush and a palette knife (or spatula) PLUS that shiny gold is liquid gold leaf. Does that make this mixed media? Ha! My lack of art knowledge is showing. Ready to see how it was done? You can find the liquid gold leaf I used right here (affiliate link).
I hope you enjoyed the video! After editing this, I’m itching to pull out the paints and brush up on my painting skills. Did you get that? I’m around 4 year olds all day- they would have eaten that joke up. Is there other painting tutorials you would like to see? I’d totally give it a shot!
I have one canvas tutorial in the works for brush lettering (I’m so excited about this one! I feel like it worked better than I’d hoped.) but other than that… I want to hear what you’d like!