Abstract Acrylic Canvas Painting

Soo soothing! Create a colourful abstract acrylic painting for beginners by using this paint smearing technique.

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  • Crayola Signature Acrylic Paint Set
  • Crayola Signature Pearlescent Acrylic Paint
  • Canvas
  • Craft Stick

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Before displaying, ensure paint is dry to the touch. Additional dry time may be needed.
  • Experiment with different colour combinations or patterns for a unique paint outcome every time!


Step 1

Squeeze vertical line of paint on full length of canvas.

Step 2

Repeat step 1 with different paint colour to the right of previous paint line.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 until canvas is fully covered.

Step 4

Slowly drag craft stick back and forth across canvas, working top to bottom. Dry overnight.

Step 5

Display this mesmerizing work of art on your desk or wall!

  • Occasion:

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Décor & Accessories

  • Age:

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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