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Let me preface by saying that I am in no way a painter, as you can clearly see. There was a time about a year ago that I really wanted to be a painter, so I watched a ton of youtube videos, bought hundreds of dollars worth of painting supplies to find out that I do not possess the talent to paint. Even with abstract painting, I overthink it and get frustrated and I’m pretty sure you are supposed to paint freely and have fun. I painted these 2 abstract paintings during my “painting phase” and I was not bloggging at the time, so I do not have a tutorial on how I painted them, but I decided to create another abstract painting so that I could document the process.
1. Find some inspiration on Pinterest and paint your canvas. With the paintings that are hung in my room, I squirted a mix of colors onto the canvas and did long strokes to cover the canvas and blend the colors nicely so that you could still see some individual colors. I then outlined the black with the gold leaf paint.
2. The veneer is super easy, the bottom gets sticky and adheres as you press the hot iron onto it. I just lined it up at the top and then made sure it was strait and ironed it on. I then cut the bottom using scissors so they matched up, and did that for all four sides.
This is one of the paintings I did while in my painting phase. I am actually pretty impressed with how this one turned out, but I needed a canvas that was 3/4 inch thick so I decided to paint over it for my abstract.
Most canvases already have gesso painted on them, which helps the paint not to absorb into the canvas, but since I am painting over something, and needed it to be white I went ahead and did a layer of gesso.
I decided to scratch this idea and do it differently, but this is how I initially started out.