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Watercolor Marker DIY Quote Canvas

Updated May 09, 2018
Watercolor Marker DIY Quote Canvas
Watercolor Marker DIY Quote Canvas
This image courtesy of uchida.com

Learn how to make your own DIY watercolor wall art. This beautiful quote canvas is made by using a unique watercolor technique.

Use items you already have at home like plastic bags and assorted gems to make this pretty canvas. Choose a darling quote you'd like to display and follow the watercolor technique shown in this step-by-step tutorial. You'll wind up with beautiful colors on your canvas and a bold phrase. Gems and other star-like details give this canvas the look of a morning sky when the stars and moon haven't quite vanished yet.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueColoring

Beginner

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Marvy® Uchida Le Plume II Markers, variety of colors
  • Marvy® DecoColor® Paint Markers, white, black, silver
  • Marvy® Le Plume Permanent Marker, yellow (Y625)
  • Marvy® Jewel Picker
  • Blank Canvas
  • Letter Stickers
  • Assorted Gems
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Plastic Storage Bag, gallon size
  • Paper Towels

Instructions

  1. Using Marvy® Le Plume II Markers, scribble colors on the blank side of a plastic gallon sized storage bag. Colors should coordinate.

  2. Spritz colored storage bag and blank canvas with water. Lay plastic over canvas and press down with fingertips. Remove storage bag and blot with paper towel as necessary. Allow to dry.

  3. Adhere letter stickers to canvas with quote for your artwork.*

    *You can also use vinyl letters cut with a die cutting machine to customize your artwork.

  4. Using Marvy® Le Plume II Markers, scribble second set of colors on the blank side of a plastic gallon sized storage bag. Colors should coordinate with first layer of colors.

  5. Spritz colored storage bag and blank canvas lightly with water. Lay plastic over canvas and press down gently with fingertips. Remove storage bag and blot with paper towel as necessary. Allow to dry and remove letter stickers.

  6. Using the Marvy® DecoColor® Paint Markers, go over the lettered outlines from the stickers to fill in your quote.

  7. Use the silver Marvy® DecoColor® Paint Marker to splatter paint on the canvas.

  8. With a Marvy® Le Plume Permanent Marker, color some gems to accent your piece. This marker is permanent on any surface including wood, plastic, and metal.

  9. Use your Marvy® Jewel Picker to place your gems onto your canvas.

Contest Rules:
  • There is a maximum of one extra entry per person. The extra entry will be based upon a comment left on this post. Duplicate comments are not tallied.
  • The winner will be selected at random from the comments on this page and the entries on the contest page.
  • The winner will be contacted on the morning of March 19, 2018.
  • Email Address provided in their account (please do NOT leave your email address in the comments--you already provided it when you created your account)
  • You have until March 18 at 11:59pm EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada. Excludes Quebec and Puerto Rico.


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Can't wait to try this project. I have no canvas in my stash right now but will soon. I have a place just waiting to hang it.

Oh wow. I wish I had come across this a couple of weeks ago. My sister and I attended a "canvas painting event" but the instructor never showed up so we each had to be creative on our own. It didn't work out well in my favor. This would have been nice to make, tho. Definitely saving it for later. Thanks!

I've always wanted to try painting a large watercolor, but it can be intimidating. I can't wait to try the Uchida Le Plume Markers - it looks like fun!

I have always wanted to try painting but never felt I had a good enough imagination.I love the ideas here becaue they do give me the inspiration to attempt to try new things

What I like best about this is the way the colors have a subtle change between colors. I'm not good enough at watercolor to do this own my own. It would make a beautiful piece for my bedroom.

I've never tried painting and would love to try but fear I wouldn't be good at it. I guess though practice would make perfect. This project though looks easy and really unable to make a mistake.

I have never tried a project with paint. Im more comfortable with stamps and ink! Thanks for the video.

if i can find these when i get to the city.i work with fabric

This is a project that my adult clients would love to make!! And so would I!

What a beautiful projects, I would love to paint a canvas,

Great idea - what wonderful colors! Thanks

Anything with intricate coloring... I am no good at coloring.

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