day 18: A series of 9

I have been wanting to create a series of canvases to hang above the sofa for awhile now, and it’s about time I get to it, improving our little world with a bit of new “art.”   With all of the fun ideas I have pinned, it’s about time to try them out, so here is my version of the re-pinned many times Chevron glittered canvas. And since the image I pinned (along with many of you) didn’t have a link to how to do it, I am going to share with you how I did it.  It takes a bit on math, but if you can use a ruler, you got this.

Supplies you will need:

  • Canvas (I am using an 8 x 10, so all dimensions will be for this size)
  • Paint, background & stripe color
  • GLITTER! (I matched my stripe color and glitter)
  • Decoupage glue, or other thin glue
  • Blue painters tape
  • Ruler & pencil (if your background is a dark color, use a white pencil)
  • Paint brushes

Alright so here we go

background

Paint your canvas the background color

layoutFor the 8 x 10 canvas, divide the canvas vertically in half, then 2″ on each side, make sure to keep your lines straight and perpendicular. For the horizontal lines, start at the bottom and measure 2″ up draw your line and repeat all the way up. Next draw a diagonal line, starting at the upper left square, from top to bottom, repeat in the next square bottom to top, repeat pattern for entire canvas.

tapetrick

Start to tape off your diagonal lines.  Here is a super trick that will make your points super sharp.  Cut your tape at an angle away from the line that connects to the line you are taping.  What? That was confusing, see the picture above, pictures speak volumes right (that might not even be the saying).

tapedoneWhen you are done taping, it’s time for trick number two…

paintoverPaint over your tape lines with your back ground color.  Doing this will help you have super sharp and clean lines, because any paint that leaks under the tape will be the back ground color. This works for walls too, it’s a must.

firstlayerWhen the background paint is dry, paint on your stripe color.  Wait again for it to dry then it’s time for ….

glitter

Glitter! Paint overtop of the stripe color a thin-ish layer of decoupage glue and sprinkle on the glitter. Make sure to be working over paper or on a tray to shake off the glitter to use on the next stripe and to attempt to contain the glitter from getting everywhere. I work on one stripe at a time. When this is dry it’s time to remove the tape.

perfectlineIf you did everything perfectly, which is tricky, you will have perfect lines like this. 🙂

pinatoverLast step, I know it seems like forever… Paint over the remaining layout lines that you taped over at the beginning and your done!

done

Ta-da! Glittered Chevron Stipes Canvas and Kiddo’s canvas for A Series of 9. I think we are off to a good start.  signature

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