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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas

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Create cosmically crafty wall art that’s out of this world! Turn a plain canvas into a work of art with paint pouring.

Supplies:

Craft by CIY Staff

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Galaxy Paint Canvas Craft Kit: 2 White Canvases, 10 Washable Paints, 5 Paint Brushes, and 50 Washable Super Tips Markers" (Default Alternate Text: "PAINT POUR CANVAS CRAFT KIT: Features 2 White Canvases, 10 Washable Paints, 5 Paint Brushes, and 50 Washable Super Tips Markers.

Craft Kit supplies pictured above. Additional supplies may be needed.

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Steps:

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 1

1 Cut a piece of contact paper into the desired shape for a paint resist and attach to the canvas.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 2

2 Pour 4–5 paint colors into disposable cups, 1 color per cup.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 3

3 Add water to the paint and mix with a craft stick until fully combined.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 4

4 In a separate cup, pour layers of color on top of one another. Alternate colors until you have used all of the paint.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 5

5 Center your canvas on top of the cup. Holding the cup tight to the canvas, flip it over and lay flat. Pull cup straight up and set aside.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 6

6 Pick up canvas and gently tilt from side to side until paint covers the entire canvas. If there are any bare spots, use extra paint from the cup to fill in.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 7

7 To add accents, dip the paint brush into a different paint color and flick it at the canvas.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 8

8 Let the paint dry overnight. Once dry, remove the contact paper to reveal the unpainted area.

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Galaxy Paint Pour Canvas Step 9

9 Use markers to write a message in the blank area of your canvas, then display!

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Paint and water mixtures should be smooth but not too watery, just loose enough to pour easily from the cup.
  • If needed, use 1-2 coats of white Crayola Acrylic Paint to touch up any spots on the edges of the unpainted area
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