Summer is finally here… yay!! My favorite symbol of summer is the anchor. So I decided to make a fun piece of anchor canvas artwork with the iconic symbol. I incorporated the shiny metallic gold that is so popular right now by using gold gilding. I love the way this anchor canvas turned out!
Here are the easy directions to make your own DIY anchor canvas.
Anchor Canvas Wall Art Supplies:
- Darice 8 x 10 Stretched Canvas
- Martha Stewart Crafts Nautical Stencils
- Martha Stewart Crafts Stencil Adhesive
- Acrylic Craft Paint (in desired volors)
- Paint Brush
- Martha Stewart Crafts Liquid Gold Gilding (optional)
Step one. Cut around the anchor stencil from the nautical stencils sheet. Spray some stencil adhesive onto the back of the stencil. Let dry so that it is tacky, but not wet – about a minute or two. Place the anchor stencil where you would like it on your canvas, and trace around the inside of the stencil to trace the anchor shape. I originally used paint over the stencils, but there was a little bit of feathering with the paint, so I decided to trace and hand paint instead!
This anchor canvas tutorial can also be customized to fit any theme or style. Just use the same steps with a different stencil design. Quick and easy!
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Laura is a wife, mom of four, and the owner and creator of Make Life Lovely, a creative blog filled with creative craft tutorials, DIY projects, party tips, holiday ideas, home decor, and more. A former elementary school teacher, Laura loves getting crafty, planning parties, going on adventures with her family, and eating frozen yogurt.