Spackle DIY Art

INSIDE : Learn how to create a gorgeous Spackle DIY Art texture piece with this trendy technique. It is so easy to make this type of artwork and the process is so addictive you won’t want to stop!

Textured Spackle DIY Art

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Today marks week FOUR of the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge, where I’m participating as a guest. Last week I added removable wallpaper to the room and wow did it add some personality to the room!


Every Thursday until June 24th, I will be sharing my weekly transformation of my office to a moody creative haven for the entire family!

Week 1 Office Plan
Week 2 Painting Office Moody Blue
Week 3 Adding Removable Wallpaper to a room

Week 4 Spackle DIY Art
Week 5 Slow going week
Week 6 Woven Wooden Cabinet
Week 7 Painted Wood Slat Wall
Week 8 Moody Office Reveal

I have falled deeply in love with creating art from spackling compound. It’s such a fun and easy medium to work with and creating a DIY spackle painting piece is so much better than spending almost $1000 on something similar from Anthropologie, for example.

Let’s get into the supplies needed to make fun spackle art.

Supplies needed to make Spackle Textured Art:

I upcycled an old framed canvas I had lying around, but any canvas will work.
Light weight Spackle Paste
Putty Knife
Paper Towel
Gold Metallic paint + paint brush

Spackle art supplies

How to make texture on Spackle Canvas Art:

I already had a small container of light weight spackle from when I was patching holes in my office walls, but dry wall mud will work just as well.

Spackle and Putty Knife

Can you use Spackle on a canvas?

The good news is yes, you can add spackling on canvas! Spackle adds gorgeous texture to any canvas. My framed canvas had writing printed on it, so the first thing I did was add a layer of spackle over the wording. I almost stopped at this step because I loved the layers it created along with all the other white space.

Spackle art step 2

However, I decided to add more pattern to my art piece in the end. I went with a loose zig zag pattern look. I tried to not overthink the pattern too much.

Spackle art step 3

Some lines were shorter and some lines were longer. It’s a subtle look, but I could not believe how fun this was to make! It felt reminiscent of playing with… playdough or even finger painting as a child.

Spackle art step 4

Painted Gold Foil Frame

After my spackle had dried, it was time to give the frame a more modern look. I added Americana Decor Matte Metallic gold with a small paint brush.

Gold Matte Metallic paint

The gold paint took my frame from a farmhouse vibe to modern! One coat of paint was all it took on the frame for a whole new feel.

Painting a picture frame

Modern Art with Drywall Mud

I just love how this art piece came together basically using drywall mud and a putty knife. Creating and making art for our home is one of my favorite things! If you want some more DIY art ideas, check these out : Baking Soda + Paint Technique, Clay Ring Art or Ring Yarn Art.

Spackle art Textured

I like pairing this minimalist spackle piece with my whimsical felted winky face art.

Textured Spackle Art

Textured Art with Spackle

I am so excited I finally gave textured art making a try. I wanted to make about 10 more immediately, but I ran out of spackle… I may have to run to the store for a larget supply soon!

Spackle and cermic bowl
Textured Art

Next up in my One Room Challenge space is a super secret and not entirely sure if I can do it project! I am planning on doing some weaving of sorts but with wood and on a simple white storage cabinet. This is a project you do not want to miss… coming soon!

Large Scale Spackle art with Color

And if you are looking to do this project but with a slight twist, you might like this Large Scale Spackle art I made using a bit of color.

Textured Art and Swiss Cheese Plant

It was nice to take just the smallest break this week and make something easy and pretty. I have two weeks in a row of fairly big projects to tackle… which has me feeling a little nervous. Here is all I still need to accomplish.

  • TO DO LIST over the 8 weeks –
  • Paint Walls 
  • Hang Wallpaper
  • Paint IKEA storage lockers
  • DIY cabinet hack
  • Install new ceiling fan (maybe)
  • DIY art above dresser
  • Install Wood Slat accent wall
  • Style room with new rug, floor cushion, bean bag chair, desk + accessories
DIY Textured Artwork

In the meantime, check out all the other rooms being transformed! Everybody will be posting progress each Thursday and linking up on the One Room Challenge blog right here! See you next week!

Here are a few items I have already picked up for my new office :

Mod Mudcloth Wallpaper

I have had such a fun time creating all kinds of different and new art work!  So far, I have made

7 thoughts on “Spackle DIY Art

  1. Have you ever tried adding Spackle to paint? I came up with that one night, just eyeballing the measurements, and ended up with the most gorgeous textured paint. Somehow, the Spackle adds a deep depth to the paint, and it will adhere to absolutely anything. That’s how I came up with the idea – I was painting a furniture piece for a friend that was made of some “wood” product that nothing would stick to. I sure didn’t expect the beauty of the paint! You can do a highly textured piece or sand back the peaks for a more classic look while still maintaining that beautiful depth. It also dries as hard as a rock!

    1. Oh how clever!! No, I’ve not tried spackle and paint mixed. I have done baking soda and paint… that creates a beautiful textured piece, also. I’ll have to give spackle paint a try now – thanks for sharing. 😉

      1. I do hope you give it a try! The depth o the paint color really amps up and becomes extraordinary. The Spackle does lighten the color quite a bit, but the trade-off is very well worth it. And, if you decide you don’t want much of a textured finish, you can sand it smooth. Hmmm… Now I want to crack out my Spackly and start painting everything

        I’m so glad I found your blog!

  2. My granddaughter just created an art piece using spackle on a canvas and it looks amazing. I have a question, can the piece be sealed with some sort of acrylic without ruining her masterpiece? Trying to keep the spackle from chipping off.

    1. That’s a great question. I didn’t use anything on mine, but I’m assuming since spackles intended use it to be painted over on walls, that you should be able to add acrylic paint or sealer over it without issue.

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