Pull String Canvas Painting

A unique take on paint! Use pulled string to create a DIY canvas painting & one-of-a-kind design.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Canvas
  • Disposable Cups
  • Water
  • String
  • Paper Clip

CIY Staff Tips:

  • The watered-down white paint helps the string glide around the canvas more smoothly. White paint should be smooth without being too runny.
  • Experiment with different techniques of applying paint and pulling string for a unique piece of wall art!

Steps:

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Step 1

Pour white acrylic paint into disposable cup.

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Step 2

Thin paint by adding a small amount of water. Mix with paintbrush.

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Step 3

Cover canvas with thin layer of white paint.

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Step 4

While white paint is wet, add horizontal lines of other paint colours across canvas.

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Step 5

Place string on top of each paint colour.

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Step 6

Add another line of paint on top of string.

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Step 7

Unbend outside of paper clip to create hook.

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Step 8

Loop paper clip under top string and pull down the canvas. Hook all pieces of string along the way.

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Step 9

Display or hang your colourful canvas as DIY wall art!

  • Occasion:

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Décor & Accessories

  • Age:

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult


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