Creating your own boho art is a terrific way to express your individual style and personality, unlike buying premade boho art online or from your local IKEA. This article proves how easy it is to craft a unique boho art piece without any artistic skills. You just need a plain white canvas and a few simple art supplies.
1. Gather your materials and tools
- Plain white canvas board
- Paper doilies. I used leftovers from my burlap canvas art
- Mod Podge
- Craft paint
- Sponge pouncer
- White chalky paint
2. Prepare the canvas
Prepare your canvas by painting it with white chalk paint. It will create a neutral background for the colors and patterns to stand out. Be sure to allow the paint to dry completely before proceeding to the next step.
3. Create a doily stencil design
Gently open up a paper doily, examine it, and choose the areas you like most for your boho art. To create a stencil design, place the preferred doily sections on the canvas and lightly pounce paint over them. Apply the stencil designs on the canvas the way you want your artwork to turn out, trying to make a balanced composition.
4. Add the boho doilies
After the stencil design is dry, it’s time to add depth and texture to your boho art. Apply Mod Podge on the areas of the canvas for positioning the doilies. Then carefully arrange the doilies, pressing them lightly into the Mod Podge. Don’t be afraid to cut some doilies in half or into pieces to create a varied design. Once in place, apply a light coat of Mod Podge over the doilies to secure them to the canvas.
5. Make final touches
To complete your boho artwork, paint gold around the sides and bottom of the canvas board to add a refined edge to your artwork. Allow the canvas to dry fully before moving or displaying it.
To properly care for your DIY boho artwork, avoid placing it in direct sunlight to prevent the colors from fading, and dust it lightly with a soft cloth when necessary.