Sunday, February 12, 2012

diy herringbone artwork.

guess what, y'all... i did another DIY this weekend and it turned out great. :)
i've had these images pinned for awhile now, and decided that sunday was the perfect day for a project.
i love the colors of the sea glass, the abstract-ness of the sally benedict painting and the herringbone pattern of the art on the lower left. 

i went to michael's and picked up a few supplies...


for $25, i got 5 brushes, 10 different colors of acrylic paint and a 28x36in canvas.

after covering the whole canvas in one color {like this recommendation} i just went 
crazy with the paints. 


i let that dry for about 45 minutes. 
{aka, one episode of friday night lights}

then, i added strips of blue painter's tape in a herringbone pattern. 
each strip was 2x3in.


i used white paint to fill in the gaps.


30 minutes later, i pulled the painter's tape up and voila!...



i am loving it in our dining room!

6 comments:

Sweet Simplicity said...

It turned out great!!

Justine said...

That looks awesome Lace!! I'm loving it!

Courtney said...

What an artist you are! That looks great. I need to try this. And for $25, you could have fooled me.

-Alyssa said...

This looks SO good!!

Ashley Shihab said...

So cute!!

kg said...

This is FANTASTIC!! I think I will try something similar for my own home. And I'm really surprised that the painter's tape didn't mess at all with the acrylic. Just so pretty!