Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gilded Cat Canvas Painting

I've been wanting to post this DIY for a while, but I kept dragging my feet with it for some reason. Either way, I finally got the photos edited and compiled and it's all ready to go. 
I got this inspiration from a cat print from Leah Reena Goren right after Luis and I moved into our new apartment. We had more wall space than in our previous apartment, so I wanted to create something that I felt was different. I loved the cat print so much that I decided to recreate it on my own!

 DIY Materials:
Acrylic metallic gold paint (I used FolkArt Metallic paint) 
Acrylic black paint (not shown in the photo)
2 flat brushes, one about an inch, and the other a quarter of an inch
1 foam paint brush

Cover the entire canvas with a layer of black paint with the foam paint brush. Be sure to paint each side of the canvas as well. Once the first layer is completely dry, repeat the paint step twice. You will have a total of three layers of paint on your canvas. 

While you're waiting for the layers to dry, cut out a stencil of whatever shape or text you would like to paint on your canvas. 

 Lay the stencil on the canvas and paint over it with the gold paint. You may have to repeat this a few times until the paint is opaque in color.

After that, your canvas is complete. Some of the gold paint leaked outside of my stencil so I had to go over some of the stenciled areas with black paint where needed. I made two of these canvas paintings, one of them found a spot in our living room and the other is in our bedroom.


  1. That is adorable! And totally gives me an idea for these canvases that are looking at me right now... :)

  2. Super cute! And loving the gold! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

  3. I love it! I might have to try that with my dog's profile. I bet Navy would look good with gold too. Thanks for the fabulous idea.

  4. This is so adorable! I'm definitely going to have to try something like it on my boring walls.

  5. Im completely stunned with your artwork.
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