DIY: FIND THE ARTIST WITHIN - Striped fabric makes for a large piece of art, just like that. For a more hands-on touch, prime a canvas and paint the stripes yourself using acrylic paint. Ready-to-use canvases and wedged stretchers are available in art supply shops. Masking tape is a DIY-artist’s most important tool; it is good for carefully lining the areas to paint. For the actual painting work, a paintbrush is the best alternative.