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Texture Art

These trend-forward DIY art pieces add texture and dimension to your walls. They are easy enough for anyone to do regardless of artistic ability and make the perfect statement piece.  

Rope Texture Art

Supplies needed:

  • Window insulation strips
  • Canvas
  • Kilz Interior primer
  • Staple gun
  • Spray paint, color of choice
  • Super glue, optional


Create the desired design using insulation strips. Simply peel off the sticky backing and attach to the canvas. Be sure to wrap each strip around the back and press firmly. Use staple gun to secure strips to the back of canvas. Add a dap of super glue to any curved areas that appear to loosen. Once your desired design is created, apply a thin coat of Kilz interior primer. Spray paint the entire canvas the color of choice that you would like. Allow to dry for a minimum of 24 hours. 

Joint Compound Texture Art


  • Joint Compound
  • Painters tape
  • Canvas
  • Drop Cloth
  • Putty spatula
  • Spay paint 
  • Putty knife


Spray paint Canvas to create a faux frame and allow this to dry completely. Apply 1-inch painters tape around the outside edge of the canvas. Be sure to crease the edges to create a tight seal to keep the joint compound from getting under the tape. Next, mix the joint compound to soften it up to a creamy consistency. Scoop compound onto the canvas and work around with the putty knife to cover the entire surface. The desired thickness should be about 1/8 of an inch thick all around as the compound mixture will be heavy when dry. Be sure that the compound is the same thickness all around to prevent cracking. Next, use fingers to make vertical lines on the entire canvas. Use three fingers or design took to create designs across the canvas to your liking. Once you get to your desired design, remove the painters tape by carefully peeling up slowly. Allow the canvas to dry for 2-3 days. Spray with a clear glass paint and allow to dry for an additional 24 hours.