The Loch Nell

New York on Canvas

New York on CanvasI wanted to try stenciling on something other than paper and T-shirts, so I bought an A4 canvas from Art Friend to stencil on.

I’m a fan of skylines, especially New York’s, and made the stencil. Cutting out all the tiny windows with a penknife was very challenging, and I’m amazed at how I managed to without throwing the entire thing away in frustration. I think cutting itself took a few days.

I then painted it on the canvas – 3 layers of acrylic paint. First the gold backdrop, then the black and lastly the white.


Here’s a brief look at the process:

1. Paint entire canvas gold

2. Paint black using first stencil

3. Paint white through a second stencil


Black, gold


Pulling stencil off


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  1. Richie said, on January 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I am wanting to do the exact same thing, just on a much bigger scale!

    • Janell said, on January 26, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      All the best with yours!

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