I have seen a variety of takes on this whale canvas art around the internet. My daughter really wanted a set for the nursery (yep I am going to be a grandma!). So I created my own spin on this fun DIY whale art canvas. My version is REALLY simple and uses white vinyl. So basically you can whip this one up faster than the paint will dry.
- Three 8 x 10 Canvases
- Blue Chalky Finish Paint
- White Chalky Finish Paint
- White Vinyl
- Silhouette Cameo Machine
Start by painting your canvases the blue of your choice. The first one I painted with the paint right out of the bottle. I then mixed white with the paint to get the lighter shades. My canvases took two coats of paint each (allow to dry in between coats). Then you will need to trace a whale and wave image with your Silhouette. For the whale, I used this image from 100 Directions. Just trace the lines with your Silhouette software. I then copied the water out of his spout onto multiple vinyl sheets. I stretched it into a variety of different sizes. I ended up cutting the whale and then two sheets of the water droplets.
If you would like to watch this entire DIY whale art project come together in just 6 seconds, hit play on the video below. I told y’all this was a quick project! This is actually a stop motion video but you will see the project as it is being created.
Now for a closer look at all three canvases so you get an idea of how I placed the vinyl onto the surface.
As you place the vinyl pieces, just press down with your fingers to ensure that you get good adhesion. I cut a few of the water droplets and made it look like they are on both canvases. I just did this step with scissors.
Make this simple DIY whale art canvas in just minutes for your home.