So, I'm a fan of the dollar store for certain things. You can usually get a pretty good deal on stuff verses buying them elsewhere. I will usually get certain spices (pepper, oregano, paprika), flower pots (terracotta pots), candles and art supplies. I mean, sure they aren't the name brand stuff (usually) but for a buck, you can't beat it!
My most recent dollar store trip lead me down the path of art work. It is a bit of a combination of this neat-o idea from Peace, Love, Yoga, Cupcakes (check out her blog: it's truly inspirational!) Pinterest Board (check that out here). The glue I had on hand was a bit too runny to do this, but I liked the idea. Then I saw this idea from Domestic Imperfection (another great blog) and really liked THAT idea too. So I merged the two! Paisley print on canvas!
The dollar store near us sells canvas, paint, brushes and stencils! WOOP! So all in all...the project cost me $7 (two canvases, 2 paints, stencils and brushes), which is not too bad!
So I painted each canvas (green and grey). They were a little streaky (a downfall to dollar store products), so I painted the back of the canvas and that fixed the problem! Let them dry completely!
Then just lay out your stencil and dab the paint on. Don't use a lot of pain, or else it will bleed! I alternated the colour (so green on the grey background and viceversa).
I used two different stencils...and this is how they turned out! I like the silver one better! I think I'll put them in the washroom!