Christmas Star Art {guest post}

November 18, 2014

Sarah from Life on Virginia Street used Devotion and Simplicity to create a beautiful piece of hallway art to decorate her house for the season!

I had been on the lookout for some simple, holiday art but wasn't finding anything I really loved. So, I decided to put to use an extra art canvas I had lying around.

I knew I wanted to use red and white and so immediately, a star came to mind. I started with a blank 16x20" canvas and covered it in Devotion with a foam craft brush. I used two layers of paint to ensure the red was as bold as possible.
While the paint was drying, I went to my computer and printed out a basic star shape. I cut it out and then laid it on the canvas. The maximum sized star I could get on my 8.5x11" paper wasn't quite large enough for what I wanted so I decided to improvise. I used painters tape to tape the star down and then outline it about 1/2" further from the shape to make the star larger. It worked perfectly!

Christmas Star Art #DIY #Crafting #ChristmasArt

Christmas Star Art #DIY #Crafting #ChristmasArt

I then removed the paper, used a paint stick to ensure the tape was down firmly on my shape, and then filled in the star with Simplicity {one coat}. Once it was fully dry, I used a medium-grit sandpaper to distress only the star area {I only used horizontal strokes in attempt to make it look like the star was painted on wood slats}. I then added the Pearl Wax to the white star area. It's hard to capture in photos, but it adds a gorgeous pearl-like sheen to the star!

Christmas Star Art #DIY #Crafting #ChristmasArt

Christmas Star Art #DIY #Crafting #ChristmasArt

I love how the star art looks in our upstairs hallway. It adds the perfect punch of color and will be perfect for the Christmas season!

Christmas Star Art #DIY #Crafting #ChristmasArt

Christmas Star Art #DIY #Crafting #ChristmasArt


Sarah {Life on Virginia Street}

I'm Sarah and I blog at Life on Virginia Street. I'm a 30-something executive in the financial services industry living in Omaha, Nebraska. My blog is a space for me to share things I love: decorating, design, DIY projects, fabric, fashion, food, music, paint, photography and travel. Really anything that has absolutely nothing to do with my day-to-day office life. We just purchased our third home and are in the process of making it truly "ours"!

Make sure to follow Sarah on her blog Life on Virginia Street, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, InstagramBloglovin', and Hometalk!

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