Today I wanted to show you a super easy marker canvas art project that I cranked out on a day that I just wanted to play with some supplies. It used a 3×3″ canvas, so I figured I wasn’t “out” much if it didn’t turn out.
I am not an artist. But I do like to make things!
“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Supplies needed to make your own marker canvas art:
- Mini Stretched White Canvas
- Studio 71 Dual-Tip Alcohol Ink Markers (your choice of colors)
- Studio 71 Mini Easel
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- Fine Spray Mist Bottle
- Decorative Tan Colored Sand
- Small Craft Seashells
- Foam Brush
- Rubbing Alcohol
Allow that portion to dry.
Then begin on the ocean! Same concept here. Begin with a dark blue color for the horizon.
Spray the bottom of the canvas. You might want to use a scrap piece of paper to shield the sky from the alcohol. If you hit it, it will activate the ink again, and move it around.
Add more ink if you like. Some heavier “waves” or more color. The ink will reactivate when alcohol is applied. You can experiment blending with paint brushes or a dry sponge. It is pretty versatile and the ink moves easily.
If you use a Studio 71 Dual-Tip Alcohol Ink Marker Blender Marker, you can pick up the pigment that is dried. I used this technique along the shore line, to lighten up where there would be a little foam.
When the canvas is completely dry, add some tacky glue to the beach area. Don’t cover up the entire beach- just the bottom portion. You want to show the area where it is blended so people will see your artistry!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).