Spiders are my nemeses. We have had an issue with brown recluse spiders since we moved into our current house over five years ago. I have tried nearly everything to eradicate them in our home. We finally have the issue somewhat under control, thanks to these spider tips.
Despite my abhorrence of spiders, I can still have an appreciation for their intricate and beautiful webs! Little Brother and I decided to use some of the leftover pre-gessoed canvases from our bathroom art to make some watercolor spider web art! I absolutely love how it turned out…and can’t wait to display it in our home (it will be one of the few Halloween decorations I own).
Here’s what you’ll need:
Watercolors (we love these)
Hot glue gun
Canvases that have been pre-gessoed (regular canvases won’t absorb the watercolor)
1. Preheat your glue gun. Since a glue gun can get very hot and burn easily, only an adult should use it.
2. Make a spider web pattern using the glue gun on the pre-gessoed canvas. I found it easiest to make the main intersecting lines first and then connect them using the small arcs.
3. Recruit a helper to start painting on the canvas!
How did I luck out with such a cute little helper? 🙂
4. Keep painting until the canvas is covered!
I just love the way it turned out!
The hot glue gun made for some beautiful texture!