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Abstract canvas

Transform an old photo canvas into an abstract masterpiece with a little bit of help from Resene.

Paint an abstract canvas artwork

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 103

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need:

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Black White.

Other ideas: For a vibrant red effect use Resene Chaos as the background colour.

How to paint and abstract painting:

Step 1
Step one
Clean the photo canvas with a clean damp cloth and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Carefully stir the Resene Quick Dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the photo canvas using a small roller and allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Carefully stir the Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Wellywood.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Wellywood to the primed canvas using a small roller and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply a second coat of Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Wellywood to the canvas using a small roller and allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Black.
Step 8
Step eight
Using a Resene testpot brush, drip Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Black over the canvas in a random pattern and allow to dry.

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