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Project #172

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Fredrix Cut Edge Canvas Panels
Pencil or Pen
Acrylic Paint
Craft Knife
Cutting Mat
Metal Ruler
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Create clean lines using canvas panels in this abstract painting! This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Choose a black Cut Edge Canvas Panel for the base and white Cut Edge Canvas Panel for the top design. This example uses two 8x10" panels.
  • Step 2
    Use a ruler to draw a geometric abstract design on the back of the white panel. Remember it will be reversed when turned over.
  • Step 3
    Number the pieces of the design. With a craft knife and metal ruler, cut apart the design.
  • Step 4
    Using the numbers, turn over and reassemble the design on top of the black panel.
  • Step 5
    Choose pieces that will remain the black of the canvas panel and set those pieces aside.
  • Step 6
    Paint the pieces with acrylic and glue them in place, keeping the pieces as close together as possible. Use the pieces that will be the black spaces for positioning only; don't glue them in place.
  • Step 7
    To finish, take the remaining unglued shapes and glue them down to create a third layer to the design. Notice the sharp, clean lines the cut shapes have in the design.

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