Carefully, as to not lift the contact paper while painting, I used my sponge brush to paint each canvas a slightly different shade of blue. The canvases soaked up the paint very quickly requiring two thick coats.
- After you apply your tape or contact paper, in this case, paint over the contact paper and rest of canvas with gesso, or white paint. Let that dry, and then paint your blue. You will have “sealed” the edges of the paper, and have less seepage. Peel it back VERY carefully. When you use tape for a design on your walls, seal the edges of the tape by painting some of the base color over the edges of the tape. Or a clear matte finish clear medium.