DIY: Mini Canvas Art - Ink

It's Day 4 in the Mini Canvas Art series. And today's project couldn't be easier. Although, I should give a warning to the perfectionist in you - this project is loosey goosey and will not bear exact results each time. Be free, let the perfectionist take a nap for this project! :)
Click 'read more' and read the steps to make an abstract, watercolor-y mini canvas.
Step 1: Paint your canvas. I used a distress stain from Tim Holtz. And oops, I spilled some ink on my canvas!
Step 2: Take a Tim Holtz alcohol ink and create a pattern on a makeup sponge. This stuff will dye anything that it comes in contact with (see the blotch on my canvas?) so be careful!
Step 3: Practice creating a pattern with the sponge on scrap paper. 
Step 4: Once you've got the look you want, being making an overlapping pattern on your canvas. Feel free to add ink to your sponge as needed. 

And you're done. I made hearts and circles (gotta keep the design simple) - what ideas do you have for this project?


  1. These are so cute!! I love 'em!

  2. Thanks for such a great post and the review, I am totally impressed! Have a look at my latest painting: Abstract oil paintings - Cheap decorative oil paintings

  3. I work with seniors and this would be fun and easy for them thanks for sharing

  4. How fun, @Activity Directors Sharing Ideas! I used to work as a therapist with seniors and loved it!


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