As a renter, I'm always looking for temporary ways to add color to my apartment. In the past, I've even pasted fabric to the wall. The easiest solution, though, is just to add some bright artwork. I love taking blank canvases from the craft or art supply store and making something unique.
I'm not a great artist, so using vinyl has really stepped up my homemade artwork. For these blue prints, I cut the vinyl design (using my Silhouette) and applied it to a blank white canvas to use like a reverse stencil. Then I painted right over the top of it. When the paint was mostly dry, but still a little tacky, I peeled the vinyl away, leaving the white space underneath. The edges of the canvas were painted brown to add a bit of contrast.
For this dandelion, I cut the vinyl and applied it to the canvas once again. And that was it! Talk about easy. I also cut strips of vinyl and adhered them to the edges of the canvas to give it another dark border.
Check out my past posts to see canvases I covered in tissue paper, and another set I painted for Oscar's nursery.