Chevron painted canvas tutorial (silhouette project)

I am loving chevron and gray lately. So, I made personalized silhouette canvas art.

I went with red and yellow as contrasting colors for the scheme.

The happiness of yellow and neutralization of gray is a perfect for sunny days.

And black and white decorative accents will add some glamor to the room.

(I’ll be sharing updates on the room later).

 

So today I am sharing with you:

 

Chevron painted canvas

 

chevron painted canvas
 
 

Make silhouette canvas

 

YOU WILL NEED:

 

  • Canvases
  • Black paper (for silhouette images)
  • Cardboard
  • X-Acto knife and self healing mat
  • Acrylic paints
     
 
 
chevron painted silhouette
 
 
MAKE IT:
 

I made a Chevron (Zigzag) printable online.

Chevron painted canvas
 
If you would like to use the chevron pattern for your projects, you can Print/Download it here.
There are 4 sizes for ease and suitability.
 
chevron free printable
 .
Now (with the help of an X-Acto Knife) cut the chevron pattern out of a piece of cardboard.
Use self-healing mat for safety purposes.
You can also use freezer paper or transparency sheet for making a stencil.
 
 
Using the Chevron stencil as your guide, paint on the canvas.
I used acrylic paints for painting.
For Gray color- The simple black and white combination.
For Dark Yellow- I added a hint of red to bright yellow.
 
 
I couldn’t make up my mind about using the canvases horizontally or vertically.
So, I hung them on the wall to decide.
And I realized:
If the wall is wide, the horizontal chevron looks better.
and if the wall is high, go with the vertical chevron.
It makes sense that way and adds feature to the room.
 
chevron painted canvas tutorial
 
Take side images of your family. And outline the details.
Use the outline as your guide to cut out silhouettes on a black paper.
 
It took me ages to have my son’s one sided photo.
 
 
Try to display silhouettes on canvas and see what works best.
 
DIY Chevron painted canvas
 
I decided to arrange the family silhouettes like this:
 
 
Mod Podge the silhouettes on the canvas.
See a detailed tutorial on how to decoupage paper onto any surface!
 
chevron silhouette canvas
 
And that’s it.
 

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Looking for Wall Decorating ideas?

Check out tutorials in the category PAINT/STENCIL.
 
Are you on pinterest?
You will also enjoy the DIY wall art and Home DIY Projects Boards.
These are updated regularly whenever I find unique ideas.
 

Comments

  1. Hi dear Hani,its really smart :)
    Love the color scheming,very well
    Best wishes
    ~ Khadija ~

  2. Santosh Bangar says:

    lovely wall hanging specially images are beautiful

  3. I love how this turned out! Looks great!

  4. Such a creative idea! The color scheme looks great!

  5. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    Very cool Hani!! It creates an interesting family “picture” of sorts! I like it.

  6. OH I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!

    Saw it over at the Look What I Made Linky Party! Super awesome!

  7. Jessica @ O. Alouette says:

    Very cute idea! Love the chevron. Decorations are best when they are personal like this.

  8. Adorable craft! I am definately doing this!

  9. Very cute idea! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

  10. Ty and Whitty says:

    I am in love. Seriously these are so cute, original and personalized. Love love. I found your cute canvas idea through the Paisley passions linky party and just had to stop by. I am your newest follower and cant wait to check more of your blog out. Come and visit me and say hi and please follow back :)

    A mommy's life…with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

  11. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing, now following, please pop by, Karima x
    http://www.karimascrafts.com

  12. Thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can. I would appreciate a link back.
    great tutorial!
    gail

  13. restlessrisa says:

    I never would have thought to do a silhouette on a chevron. You are so clever. It looks great!

    <3

    Risa

  14. shah wharton says:

    Thanks for linking up to my blog hop – this is an exciting and creative blog. Love your creations. Shah X http://wordsinsync.blogspot.com/2011/07/weekend-creation-blog-hop-dead-party.html

  15. Hi Hani. Thanks for linking this up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

  16. Keck Family says:

    Hey Hani! I'm your newest follower! I love your canvases! I just mades some chevron canvases of my own but I love the silhouettes. Would love for you to come check out my blog at brandenjessicakeck.blogspot.com

  17. This is great – I love the color yellow! Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday!

  18. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime says:

    Really awesome post! Thanks for linking it up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  19. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime says:

    Really awesome post Hani! Thanks for linking it up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  20. Love this idea! You have such a cute blog. I get so much inspiration from your blog.

    Your newest follower,
    Abby
    i—create.blogspot.com
    (come check it out?)

  21. Love, love, love this! The combination of the silhouettes and the chevrons is just perfect! Thanks so mych for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. and I am your newest follower!

  22. The Ellis' says:

    That is so cute!! We would LOVE to have you link this up to our giveaway and party! http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-1.html

    The Sisters @ sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

  23. This is a great idea! i DEFINITELY want to make one of these!

  24. This is so cute! I can't wait to be able to make one of these when my son is born!

  25. Love, love, love these!!! Great job and super creativity inspiring. I made a chevron bow/ruffly wreath a while back using some interesting colors. I'd love for you to check it out sometime:
    http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com/2011/05/rag-wreath-redux-makeover-of-makeover.html
    PS Great blog – following now@
    Love Laurie from Scene of the Grime Blog

  26. Michelle says:

    Hey! Stopping by to let you know I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday and I hope to see you around tomorrow!!
    Michelle
    http://www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com
    And I am your newest follower!

  27. Mrs. Bee says:

    What a fantastic idea! I love chevron and you have used it in such a creative way. Thank you for the tutorial!

    I found you from the Creation Corner link up party.

    -Mrs. Bee
    http://thebumbleinthebee.blogspot.com/

  28. I love this! I've seen this on quite a few blog parties, and it always jumps out at me, great work!

    I would love for you to link it up at my weekend Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend. Today is my first-ever party, and I am so hoping someone will participate! :)

    Here's the link if you're interested:
    http://www.familyeverafter.blogspot.com

    Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I'd love to be included on Fridays. Thanks a ton!

  29. Adrienne says:

    I love this! Thanks for sharing!!

  30. LOVE the silhouette's! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week!

  31. Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com says:

    These are adorable! I love the contrast of the yellow and black!

  32. The Messy Gal says:

    Thank you for the chevron printable! I've been searching for one!

  33. Great project – love the final pieces.

  34. Megan Brooke says:

    I love silhouettes! Cute idea!

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