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Not so muchEnglish books about homemade canvas art...

101 Projects
You Can Make at Home

Ros Badger

Expand your creativity!

Home Deco Step

Homemade contains over one hundred craft projects that require you to look no further than your very own home.


My Favorite Art Book:
I Love to Paint !

Jennifer Lipsey

Here's a book that is as attractive as it is useful

I love paint Jennifer Lipsey

Following introductory information about supplies, each spread, framed on bright-white pages, introduces a different technique, beginning with finger painting...


Abstract Painting :
Concepts Techniques

Vicky Perry

Learn abstract painting... very easily !

Abstract paintings

Vicky Perry shows you the abstract painting secrecies...

Artful Spaces: DIY Wall Art for the Home
Gerard Smith

ArtFul spaces : how to DIY wall art for home

Looking for quick, creative ways to add art to the spaces in your hom e? You'll find them here.


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Since how long do you practice home-deco?

I began the home déco just a year ago. It is thanks to a store of creative leisures (Cultura) that I discovered this activity. I wanted much to document me before beginning because I did not want to be disappointed of my first fabric… I thus waited 2 months before launching me.
Thereafter, I often took as a starting point “home-deco tutorials”.
Progressively, I learned technique (if one can say that there is technique in home-deco!) and have it application.
Today I have more than one score of fabrics to my credit, and I do not hope to stop there… even if the walls of our house all are invaded!

I must now convince my entourage!


What do you prefer to do in home déco? 

I like very much to carry out fabrics representing of the flowers. You can see a multitude of it on my blog!
I also like to use auxiliaries of painting to give relief and different textures to my paintings.

On the other hand, I am not “towel”, I prefer to draw myself, I am likely to know to draw a minimum to obtain beautiful returned.

I manufacture myself my stencil key sets when the patterns are not too complicated to cut out. I use lino because it can be cleaned, contrary to paper. This easy way enables me to re-use patterns of which I often use (like flowers for example!)

Which are your preferred colors? 

My colors are the pink/purple mauve/, but I adapt!
At the house, all is not purple!
I try to work several other colors.

What brings the home déco to you?

A great satisfaction! The fact of being able to create personal fabrics which adapt perfectly in my interior, and of course that they are single !
I also like to be able to give advises thanks to my blog which brings visitors curious and also applicants to me about councils…
I cannot say that I have all the technique, but that pleases to me to be able to inform people who want to launch out.


Find Maryline on her blog…



tendanve Home deco


1) What's aboutvHOME DECO
(wall art canvases) :

To personalize its interior with its clean déco? It is necessary to launch out! For that, why not create paintings oneself… the Déco Home! It is what I will try to explain you…

Dissatisfaction to have empty walls on your premise? To see enough a deco carried out a little with "goes-quickly" maner ? I invite you to carry out personal fabrics without to have an artistic formation or to be exceptionally gifted drawing…

The home déco consists in applying various decorative techniques (painting, cuttings, joinings, stencil key sets.) on cloth-lined frames, wood panels or any other support allowing to decorate.

Generally, it is acrylic painting which is used (facilitated use, fast drying, not need for water, possibility of addition of auxiliaries…).

One can add various effects of reliefs thanks to auxiliaries: gel of structure sands, the structuring paste to create thicknesses, medium making it possible to carry out effects of transparency… etc etc, it exists much of forms different of auxiliaries…

All imaginations are allowed to invent an original work, a work which you of A to Z and in the colors which you will have thought will like!



Better is worth to start with a small size, the ideal is a small frame of the size of a sheet of A4 paper , you will be able indeed to make a model on a sheet of paper of the same size.

The basic material:
- Some tubes of acrylic painting (primary colors + noir+ white),
- Some brushes,
- A frame (one finds some in the shops discount or in batch)
- A paper pencil,
- Adhesive
- Tracing paper,
- Objects of "scrap" (photo, paperboard, small objects, fabrics, ribbons…)

One can thus begin the home déco without spending much, which is the ideal.


Ready ?

You feel ready to test?

Let act your imagination and take your preferred colors…

This triptych Home-Déco can be ideally hung on a large wall because its size is rather consequent (130x60cm)


Supplies :

- Canvas : 1 of 50x60cm and 2 of 30x60cm - 2 mini frames of 10x10cm - acrylic painting: various nuances from purple (me I use the primary colors + white + black but best is to buy a tube of purple because this color is prevalent here)
- paper, pencil
- ruler for tracing
- Adhesisve tape to delimit the features of pencil to paint the various parts more easily
- stencil key sets hand manufactured - model of flowers found on Internet - cutter
- lino
- painting effect “sands”
- paste with relief or modeling paste
- palette knife (to apply paintings for purpose)
- painting 3D or relief in ring
- gold sheet in transfer Rico design
- adhesive magic art for the application of the gold sheet
- brushes and brushes of various sizes - painting 3D or relief - brushes and brushes of various sizes

Step 1 - Draw the lines
with pencil and ruler :


Step 2 - Place the tape
and start to paint the bottom

- Put the Adhesive tape at the place where you want to paint.
- Prepare the various colors of painting and start to paint.



Step 3 - Admire the result already!

Remove the Scotch tape bands delicately and start again for the other remaining parts by paying attention well so that painting dries between handling…



It is fast enough for acrylic painting, if need be, you can accelerate with hair dryier on a position not too hot.

After having painted the bottom, you will be able to begin the effects and to begin the purpose of the fabric…

Step 4 - End of the preparation of the bottom

On the photograph, you see only the 2 frames of 30x60cm but you suspect that the end of the preparation of the bottom relates to the 3 parts !

For the frame of 50x60cm, the delicate phase is the positioning of the adhesive tape to succeed in leaving a white square to the medium.


Step 5 - The sand effects:

This effect is carried out with a stencil key set manufactured with lino. I applied “sands” with the painting-knife that I coloured with acrylic painting…


Step 6 - sand effects 2:

Another effect with another stencil key set “flowers”, always with “sands” painting at this time left blank and degraded very pale mauve


Step 7 - Other effects:

painting sands, modeling paste


Step 8 - Always other effects:

Painting sands + stencil key set flowers



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