Yikes! Do you see what I see? The lines are uneven and bumpy. Honestly, I would be embarrassed for an adult to use that bathroom and see my poor attempt at art.
After looking at it for a week, I decided to try it again. I loved the color and coziness that it brought to the bathroom even though it looked sloppy.
This time I went back to the original source to see what I did wrong. I noticed they spray painted the canvas all one color instead of using a paint brush like I did. I wanted to use blue, green, and lavender to coordinate with the rug and the shower curtain in the bathroom. I decided to see if I could do a couple of things differently before I made the choice to spray paint using 1 color.
For attempt 2, I used the same width tape instead of cutting a thicker tape which left crooked lines the first time. Then, I went around each edge of the tape and pressed it down with my finger to ensure that the tape was sealed tightly. As I was painting, I continued to press down the edges of the tape and painted gently around the edges hoping for smoother lines. I painted 2 coats of paint of each color and let it dry about 2 hours between each coat. Then, I made sure it was dry and took the tape off and Ta Da!
Do you see what I see? Smooth lines! I am so happy with how the 2nd attempt turned out. I am thinking about a larger one for our family room downstairs in the future. We shall see.
Overall, the painting was cheap to make. I spent $7 for 2 canvases at Wal Mart. I already had the paint. If I knew it was going to turn out great the second time, I would have bought a bigger canvas. Eventually, I plan on adding the other one next to it when I decide what I want on it.
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