How to: American Flag on Canvas
Read my instructions after the jump.
What You Will Need:
- 1 tube of red acrylic paint, 1 tube of blue acrylic paint
- Jute canvas
- Masking tape or painter's tape
- Star sticker
1. Measure out equal sized stripes and evenly spaced stars and use a colored pencil not much darker than the canvas to mark everything. It doesn't matter if you have exactly 13 stripes or 50 stars like our flag just as long as everything looks even. I used the width of the masking tape that you will see in step 2 to understand how large my stripes should be. It is helpful to know the actual dimensions of the American flag so you know how large to make the blue area with the stars and how large to make the rest of the flag. The blue area is about 40% of the flag while the striped area of the flag is about 60%.