I love hand painted canvases. Rather it's abstract, portraiture, scenery, landscapes, or even my children's finger paintings. I personally have no actual "painting" skills so I decided to not paint, but write on the canvas. Our room is black, white, and gray. Simple, modern, and clean. I wanted a large canvas for the room. I love how it turned out. Yes, the writing would probably look better if it was not so "neat" but I can't help that, it's just my handwriting. I suppose I wanted it to be a little more raw, sloppy, less perfect, not so straight. Definitely will be doing this project again, maybe with white background and black letters. Possibly with a less "steady hand". We'll see : )
What I used:
Largest canvas I could buy at Hobby Lobby
Black and White Acrylic Paint
Paint brushes (large, and small)
I simply painted the entire canvas black and let it dry. Then I took my favorite lyrics "Lullaby" by the Spill Canvas and started to paint the lyrics onto the canvas. It took two coats of tracing the lyrics in white but I love it. It adds something different to our room, and I get to look at those lyrics that I love ever so much.
You could do this with any size, style, color, etc... and it is definitely an easy and unique project! And yes, the pictures aren't great. The iPhone was handy and I just don't take great pictures.