Summer is heating up, and I like to cool off with thoughts of the beach! Refreshing coastal themed decor helps me bring the beach home. Keep reading to learn how easy it is to turn rustic American made pallet art canvas’ from Darice into beautiful DIY beach art for summer.
- Darice 14 x 6 inch Wood Pallet Art Canvas
- Darice 6 inch Wood Pallet Art Canvas
- Darice Blue Glass Chips
- Folk Art Ultra Dye
- White Milk Paint
- Darice Paint Brush
- Darice Foam Sponge Brush
- Printable Stencils: Seahorse and Starfish
Step 1. The unfinished pallet art canvases are smooth and ready to work on! No need to sand or prime. I started my DIY beach art with the darkest paint color, the blue ultra dye, and brushed it across the lower third of the wood canvas. I then moved to the next color, overlapping slightly with the blue and covering the middle third of the canvas. Finally, I added the lightest color, overlapping and covering the top third of the canvas. I love how easily the dyes blend together and help create an aquatic ombre effect.
Step 2. Next, prepare your stencil. I created a seahorse cut file and a starfish cut file which I then cut using my Silhouette and vinyl. I have included the images (in the supply list above) so you can cut the stencil by hand if you don’t have a machine. Another option is to use the transfer method that I showed you in THIS post.
Step 3. Place the vinyl stencil on the pallet and use a pouncer to dab white milk paint over the design. Be sure to dab the pouncer onto a paper towel to remove the excess paint, and then dab the stencil gently. I love the way the dye bleeds into the white paint and tints it slightly.
Step 4. (Optional) Add details to your DIY beach art pallet by gluing on small glass chips and a rope “handle”.
I just love the way these turned out! This DIY beach art pair would make great summer decor for your patio or any room in your house, and you can easily create more of them to add to your home. Have fun crafting and creating this summer!