Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

colorful ceremony backdrop

Make a splash at your wedding ceremony or reception (or both!) with this lovely watercolor backdrop! We’ll show you how easy it is to blend complementary tones onto canvas using watercolor acrylics. It’s just the thing to bring a bright pop of color to your wedding décor!
Step 1
Project Note: This backdrop will become quite wet as you paint it, so find an area where you can spread out and get messy! (A clean garage floor is perfect for this project.) Wherever you choose to paint, make sure to protect your work surface with a drop cloth!
 
Spread out your canvas on top of the drop cloth. 
Step 2
Dampen the canvas all over with a spray bottle filled with water. It should be thoroughly wet, but not dripping.
 
TIP: If you prefer, you can dampen your canvas by running it through a rinse and spin cycle in your washing machine, then lay it out. Use cool water to avoid shrinking the fabric.
Step 3
Squirt a generous amount of each of your watercolor acrylic paint colors onto paper plates. Dip your paintbrush in water, then into a puddle of paint to pick up your first color. 
Step 4
Beginning in one corner, brush the watercolor across a section of canvas. As you work, use your brush to blend the color with water. You can also blend more paint into each section if you think it needs more color.

TIP: Make sure each area of color is fairly large and vibrant, so that it’ll show up in your wedding photos!
Step 5
Once you’ve colored in your first section, select another color and repeat to paint in a second area of watercolor. Continue to add colors until you’ve filled the entire canvas. Keep blending each color as you work, especially at the edges where the colors meet. 
Step 6
Once you’re happy with your backdrop, let the canvas dry completely. Before you hang it up, press the backdrop with an iron so that it’s crisp and smooth.
 
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  • 845162471
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10195898 
    $14.99
    • Size: 1 1/2"
    • Size: 1 1/2"
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  • Drop Cloth
  • Spray Bottle, with Water
  • Paper Plates
  • Iron
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