Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Repurposed Canvas: Textured Winter Tree


When we moved last year, I didn't find a place for a couple of paint-poured canvases I had but I didn't want to get rid of them. I was looking through some supplies and found some OLD Martha Stewart Glitter Texture Paste I'd never played with. I wasn't sure if it was even still good but you don't know if you don't try, right? 


  • Texture Paste (Pinterest is filled with ways to make your own. I'm going to try after the holidays!)
  • Painting Knife 
  • Acrylic Paint for Trunk
  • Canvas
If you don't have a canvas to repurpose, you can use a blank one or paint one without paint pouring, or of course, you can pour one to use!

Here's the canvas. I didn't do anything more to it other than make sure it was dust free by wiping it down with a dust cloth.

Then, I just went for it, using a paint knife to spread the texture paste into a tree shape. 

I just kept going until I was satisfied with the shape of the tree and used the edge of the paint knife to add more texture. I did a simple trunk with brown acrylic paint. I let dry overnight, then added a plain wood snowflake at the top and finished with a self-adhesive rhinestone (I did tack this down with glue just to make sure it stays stuck!)

Sometimes, I just have to remind myself to go for it when I'm out of my comfort zone! 


Stephanie said...

Your canvas art looks wonderful. I love the design and the tree texture.

Ann said...

What a great way to repurpose your canvas, Carol. I love it!