I wanted something bright and cheerful for my office at work. Admittedly I was in a funk at the time and I knew painting would help get me out of it.
I looked at this Pinterest picture a lot and re-read the directions the author posted (over and over) before deciding to paint it the opposite way the author suggests. I let the white canvas serve as the white space in the painting, therefore leaving some areas of the canvas blank.
- I bought the least expensive canvas at Hobby Lobby – love those 40% off coupons.
- I have quite a few acrylic paints, but ended up buying some in certain colors to avoid having to mix large amounts for a specific color. For crafting purposes, I always use cheap acrylics. When I painted in college, I used expensive acrylics. But for now, stick with the $2 bottles.
- I also bought a role of 1/2 inch blue painters tape.
- I used cheap brushes and a styrofoam plate with the 3 dividers in it to pour my paint onto. The styrofoam plate is one of my favorite tips I learned in my college painting classes.
When I started laying out the blue paint, I tried to be really exact about where the lines intersected. I painted a big chevron stripe painting a few years ago and the trick to getting it right was to measure out your angles. With this painting, I ended up eye balling it. To the random person who comes into my office, they won’t see the couple places where it’s a half inch off. But for the most part it’s pretty close to exact.
After I painted over the tape, peeled off the tape carefully. There are few places where the paint snuck under the tape, but I like how the lines aren’t perfect. I love walking into my office and seeing the bright colors!