I am in the process of creating a gallery wall that will brighten up my very dark hallway. My budget for the entire project is around $10.
Keep reading to see the tutorial and various colors and shells used.
I purchased two value packs of 5” x 7” canvases at Michael’s. Using a coupon the canvases were just $1.62 each. ($6.48 for all four.)
I had several bottles of acrylic paint leftover from previous projects and picked out various seaside colors to paint each canvas.
The secret to painting, whether it be acrylic, oils or watercolors is to layer your colors.
For this canvas I began with a base coat of “French blue”, then added a touch of “Robin’s Egg Blue” and lastly highlighted each canvas with a bit of “Pure White”.
It was fun to dig through my collection of seashells to decide which shell would be paired with each canvas.
This canvas was painted “Moody Blue” with a touch of “French Blue” and “Pure White”. It reminded me of the sea just before the sun sets.
Trying to capture a stormy sea I used “Graphite” alone and mixed with “Pure White”.
Each shell was hot glued on. Here is a small sneak peak of the gallery wall in progress.
I think the happy starfish is my favorite.
Come back tomorrow for more seaside themed art.
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