Decorate your home with DIY Foil Wall Art.
I love to make my own custom wall art because you can customize it any way you like. You can personalize your DIY wall art, too. It’s surprisingly simple to create metallic, foil finished wall art. Keep reading to learn how to make this beautiful gift idea!
DIY Foil Wall Art Supplies
- Walnut Hollow Basswood Canvas 12″x12″
- Milk paint: White and Black
- Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive
- Deco Foil sheets in carious colors
Paint the front of the Basswood Canvas with white milk paint. Let the first layer dry then paint on a second application of paint. Let it dry.
Paint the four sides of the canvas with black paint. I like the contrast and framing effect that the two different colors create. Let the paint dry completely.
Tape the desired stencil to the front of the canvas. If you use a 12″x12″ stencil like I did then it will fit perfectly on the canvas.
Use a foam pouncer to add adhesive to the canvas. Dab the pouncer into the glue, tap off the excess, and sponge over the stencil. Remove the stencil and let the glue dry for about 15 minutes. The instructions state to wait an hour, but since we used so little glue and dabbed it on, it will dry much more quickly. Note: The foam will create an uneven, dabbled finish. If you want a smooth, even finish then you should use a flat brush instead.
Place the foil over the stenciled glue wording. Use your hands or a flat tool, like a popsicle stick, the rub over the glue. The foil will stick to the adhesive. Peel the foil sheet back carefully to reveal your image.
I just love this metallic finish! Have fun crafting and creating wood decor!
I originally created this tutorial for the Walnut Hollow blog as a member of their design team.