abstract canvas instructions

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Step 1: Use the Putty Knife

Use the putty knife to wipe the Acrylic Gesso from the clear container liberally across the canvas. Make sure to leave streaks and small globs across the canvas to get a textured feel on the piece. Let dry about 1-2 hours.

Step 2: Spread the Glue

Spread glue onto the canvas in a linear pattern of your choosing and then use the bristled brush to even out the glue along this line. Sprinkle the gold flakes onto the glue and very gently pat them down with a clean brush.

Step 3: Paint the Colors

Paint various colors in sections throughout the canvas (for example, one color in each corner) using the foam brushes. Cover the whole piece with different colors while leaving the line of gold flakes intact.

Step 4: Add Texture

To add texture and shading, paint white over most of the canvas, leaving streaks of color underneath that can still be seen.

Tip 1: Have Fun!

This is an abstract art piece. There is no wrong way to make yours! Paint using whatever colors you want to use and feel free to reinterpret the design to your liking.

Tip 2: Make it Your Own

Different colors of paint can be mixed together to make new colors.