3D Guitar Canvas

3D Guitar Canvas

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 2nd 2015

Let your creativity and love of music rock out on a multi-media wall canvas.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • ruler
    • pencil
    • #3 round brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #12 flat brush
    • stylus
    • tissue paper
    • hemp cording
    • canvas
    • decorative paper trim
    • tie-dyed scrapbook paper
    • copier



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Adjust the pattern to fit the canvas. Trace and transfer the image onto the canvas with the tracing and transfer papers and a pencil.
    2. Use the 3/4" flat brush to paint the first guitar Berry Red; the second, Sour Apple; and the third, True Blue. Rinse brush.
    3. Use the same brush to paint the knobs, pick-ups, and pick-up selector Snow White. Rinse brush.
    4. Use the same brush to paint the bridge and jacks Shimmering Silver.
    5. Use the #3 round brush to highlight the knobs and lines in the bridge with Shimmering Silver.
    6. Use a #12 flat brush to outline everything with Lamp Black.
    7. Tear tissue paper into pieces and crumple to form wrinkles.
    8. Use a 3/4" flat brush to apply Americana Matte Decou-Page on the guitars for a pick guard. (Refer to photo for placement.) Press the crinkled tissue into wet Decou-Page. Immediately apply more Decou-Page over the tissue: Use pink tissue paper for Berry Red guitar; yellow for Sour Apple; and light blue for True Blue.
    9. When dry, dry-brush Snow White over the tissue-papered areas.
    10. Measure the scrapbook paper with a ruler to fit each guitar for the fingerboard. Cut with scissors and adhere into place with Decou-Page using the 3/4" flat brush.
    11. Use the #3 round brush and Lamp Black to paint the fret lines.
    12. Use scissors to cut the decorative paper trim; use Decou-Page to adhere beneath each bridge.
    13. Use the #12 flat brush to add highlights on guitars using Festive Red, Festive Green, and Ice Blue.
    14. Use a White 3D Gloss Writer to embellish with a swirl at the bottom left side of each guitar and then outline in Black 3D Gloss Writer. Outline all Lamp Black lines with the Black Writer.
    15. Use a stylus to poke holes at the tops and bottoms of guitar necks for strings. Pull hemp cording "strings" through and knot the ends on the back of the canvas.


    Guitar Pattern