Great fun for kids and you can add a special touch to your home or your child’s painting. And they make great gifts for family.
My daughter has a lot of fun painting these


  • Canvas any size
  • Masking tape
  • Acrylic paint or kids paints
  • Scissors
  • String or fishing line
  • Staple gun
  • Paint brushes.


  1. Cut masking tape into strips don't have to be straight can be wavy, zigzagged
    Place onto canvas any way you like. Press and smooth down and make sure you get the sides and fold the left over masking tape at the back so you can pull off later
  2. Once you have you desired pattern your ready to paint. Any colour you would like.
  3. Once you have finished painting let the paint dry will only take about half hour to an hour.
  4. Once paint is dry slowly peel away the masking tape. Leaving white line all through your painting.
  5. Turn the canvas over and cut a piece of string or fishing line to the length of your canvas and staple the string to the wood and your done ready to hang.

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  • kelso
    • 12 Mar 2014
      10:49 am

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  • The best bit if peeling off the sticky tape!!


  • Very effective for something so simple. Looks like something you would find in an art museum


  • They would look good hanging from the wall

    • You could even do a 3 piece canvas picture


  • Striking looking canvas line art works – well done.


  • The canvas art look’s very impressive!


  • Wow! these are amazing. So beautiful. They would make lovely presents. Thanks for sharing.


  • This is very cute! Thanks for sharing! Will try it with my toddler!


  • hmmm that was good shot.


  • very striking and super effective! Quick and easy also!


  • Thanks for sharing this simple idea with enormous effects; beautiful artistry!.


  • This is a simple fabulous idea. Where do I get a staple gun from?


  • my daughter loves to paint but i’m not very talented and therefore get stuck for new ideas but this is easy to do and is such a great idea. thanks so much for sharing this

    • cheers again. this is fun and easy enough for the kids to do and they have a ball while they do


  • so bohemian


  • I love the look of the line art


  • These look fantastic, and should be relatively easy to do, even with younger kids. Will keep an eye out for cheap canvases at the local art supplies shop.


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