First up for the tutorial is you need to cover your canvas with paint in the colors you want. Pretty, huh?
Then I just covered a couple more times until I could not see any white under the paint.
Next, take your colors and start layering splotches of paint all over. I think our room is going to be gray with a purple accent, so those were my main colors. Then I added in a couple blues and a green to add a little spice to it :)
This is my final product before starting the herringbone process, which quite honestly was the easiest art ever. And I actually could have left it like this because I really liked it like this too!
I used Edge Lock painters tape to do my strips. I laid a few pieces out on my cutting sheet and used my rotary cutter to cut straight 6-inch pieces.
Then I started to lay them on my canvas. I didn't know it when I started, but I literally had to measure each piece of tape to make sure my design wasn't going to get all wonky.
This process too FOREVER!! Like we're talking 4 hours FOREVER! It was hard and painful on the old back, but totally worth it! ;)
Finally covered in tape.
Next I took a few of the tape strips away to have some extra white boxes in the painting.
And then it's painting time! I had to do a few coats of the white to get it to cover over the purple. The only problem with that is I think that lead to a little more bleeding of the white. One super thick coat of white may have been better.
Then peel the tape off and voila!!! A finished canvas!
Well, almost finished. I still need to do a final coat around the edge before we can hang it. There are some imperfections that, of course, I would love if they weren't there, but it gives it character; right? I think it turned out great and I can't wait to hang it!!