Happy New Year Canvas Craft Idea



What You'll Need: 

  • ArtSkills 12 x 16 Canvas
  • ArtSkills Small Wooden Letters
  • ArtSkills Wooden Letters (to spell NEW YEAR)
  • ArtSkills Gold Glitter
  • ArtSkills Iridescent Glitter
  • ArtSkills Craft Acrylic Paint – White
  • ArtSkills Craft Acrylic Paint – Black
  • ArtSkills Tacky Glue
  • ArtSkills Paint Palette
  • ArtSkills Hot Glue Gun
  • ArtSkills Glue Sticks
  • ArtSkills Paint Brushes
  • Painters Tape
  • Gold Glitter Foam Stars

Step 1. 

Start by painting the entire canvas black. Let the black paint dry completely. Use painter's tape to create varying width strips across the canvas horizontally, leaving a 2.5" black stripe at the top of the canvas.

Step 2.

Mix equal parts of white and black acrylic paint to create a medium gray color. Paint between each strip of tape and let the paint dry completely. Once dry, remove the painter's tape from the canvas.  

Step 3.

Brush tacky glue along the edges of the canvas and cover with gold glitter. TIP: You can use the painters tape to help with a clean line.

Step 4.

Find the small wooden letters to spell "HAPPY", brush with tacky glue, and dip each letter in gold glitter. 

Step 5.

Mix 1/3 gold and 2/3 iridescent glitter together in a cup. Paint the large letters "N-E-W" with tacky glue and cover with the glitter mixture (be sure to save some off the glitter for the next step). 

Step 6.

Ombre the letters Y-E-A-R.

  • First, apply glue to ¾ of the top portion of each letter and cover with the glitter mixture from step 5. Let dry. 
  • Next, brush tacky glue on the lower portion of each letter and slightly over the edge of the already glittered top portion of each letter.
  • Then, cover the tacky glue with gold glitter starting lightly at the top and gradually getting thicker towards the bottom. 

Step 7.

Hot glue letters in place on the canvas and add gold glitter foam stars for extra detail.