Monday, October 8, 2012

PAINTING ARTWORK ON CANVAS DROP CLOTHS

PAINTING ARTWORK ON CANVAS DROP CLOTHS FOR HALLOWEEN & CHRISTMAS

My client goes to different shows to sell her merchandise.  She needed something special as backdrops for her shelving and displays.  We were heading into the holidays and she asked me to paint some artwork for her Halloween and Christmas shows.


She went to a paint store and got several large canvas drop cloths.
These are the ones I painted for fall and Halloween...




This is the one I painted for Christmas


Just a whimsical Christmas tree and glass balls for the tree (so easy to paint).  After painting the decorative balls and star, I painted glitter on all of the artwork for an extra sparkle.  And, the beige brush swipes in the background are with metallic gold paint.  You can't see the metallic shining because of the lighting.  But, it does sparkle back at you.

These backdrops are for any occasion...



I was able to spread these out on my driveway for painting.  I used several wide brushes and swiped color here and there.  It was very easy and very colorful.
If you want to paint these for a Halloween party, you could use them as table cloths, drape them over a hedge or anything you can imagine. 
 Painting a witch and broom and then putting twinkle lights on it would be really cute!  You could hang it from a tree limb.
Have fun with your project!!

28 comments:

  1. These are very, very pretty, Lynda. Do you by any chance know if she washed them first? I just bought some dropcloths for tablecloths and I'm wondering if they'll shrink. Wouldn't painted tablecloths be pretty?! Thanks for the inspiration! ~Zuni

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    1. Thank you! I know for a fact that these were not washed, first. They were just going to be backdrops for her merchandise. If you purchase 100% cotton, they probably would shrink. When I've washed canvas fabric for paintiong, it wrinkles a lot and has to be ironed. I guess you could read the package and ask. I think your table cloths would be very nice. Have fun with your painting.

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  2. Wow! I love the ones with the beautiful pumpkins! They look so festive!

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    1. Thank you! They're really easy to paint, if you want to try.

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  3. So very cute!
    I have a giveaway going on, would love for you to check it out! http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  4. Such beautiful paintings and so much talent. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs. Marty

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  5. Oh Lynda, you always paint such wonderful things! Very talented lady, so love gawking your site!

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comments! I needed that, today!!!

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  6. Those are pretty cool. Loving the pumpkins. Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  7. What a great idea, they are super cute! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  8. Awesome. Love how they look. And, So easy to do. Thanks for sharing. I came over from Friday Follow Party with Julia Toussaint. I surely be back to check out more wonderful art work. Hope you stop by to browse around at my site when you have time. Have an awesome October and a crafty fun weekend.
    OhMyScraps~Sandra V.
    http://OhMyScraps2U.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I did visit and it looks like you have tons of fun with your crafts.

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  9. The drop cloths are super cute, Lynda. I especially like the pumpkins! Thanks so much for sharing at my HOME.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you! I love the bright orange pumpkins, too. Easy to paint.

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  10. These are beautiful Lynda, they would be so great for a holiday party backdrop! Thanks for sharing on the Weekend re-Treat Link Party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  11. Great idea for a booth backdrop! Love your paintings! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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    1. Thank you! The backdrop was her idea, but anyone could do it. Even, children.

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  12. I've just recently discovered sewing with drop cloths and am completely addicted! I love your paintings! How perfect for photos! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  13. Hi Lynda
    I think your paintings are just wonderful :)
    and do not miss my little....

    HALLOWEEN PARTY

    it is FUN :)
    WELCOME
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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    1. Thank you! I joined your party last night. Your table setting is so lovely!!

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  14. These fun pieces of artwork will definitely help draw in the buyers for her Lynda! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Very cute, Lynda! I bet she will have lots of people at the shows wanting to buy her backdrops.
    xx,
    Sherry

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