Have you tried pallet knife painting before? It’s not as hard as you may think. With Fall around the corner I decided to do this DIY pallet knife Sunflower painting . I chose a sunflower because it reminds me of my mother. My mom always had sunflowers in the garden and she just loved them. I’m going to show you how I made one using a simple Dollar Tree canvas and some other supplies.
Supplies you will need:
8×10 Dollar Tree Canvas
Paint Sticks 12 inches , amount needed depends on the canvas size you choose
Deco Art Paint in the color, Black, Burnt Umber, Cardium Yellow and Antique Gold
So let’s get started making this diy pallet knife sunflower painting
Prepare your canvas- I just take my an exacto knife and cut around the outside edges of the canvas, I do not remove the staples. You can absolutely remove the staples if you want the back of your have a cleaner look. Otherwise I just cut the canvas off and sand the back.
Once the canvas is removed I use Deco Art Burnt Umber with a baby wipe and “stain” the frame. I use the same technique on the paint stick before cutting them to fit the back of the Dollar Tree canvas.
Let’s get to painting the sunflower
I started by using the burnt Umber, I will say I did decide to add cornstarch to my paint to slightly thicken it. This worked great however, the paint did crack a bit after drying. Now if you like that worn, not so perfect look, go for it. Otherwise, Decoart paint has a thicker consistency and this would still work.
Pallet knife painting can be so much fun, there isn’t a right or wrong way of doing it. I added the pedals and used a mix of Cardium Yellow and Antique Gold and alternated the pedal colors. You can see how I create it live on Facebook here.
DIY PALLET KNIFE SUNFLOWER PAINTING
Hope this inspired you to give pallet knife painting a try! Just by using an inexpensive dollar tree canvas and some creativity you can create this Sunflower decor for your home. If you loved this piece make sure to Subscribe to Blog
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