Sunday, July 13, 2014

DIY: Ombre Striped Canvas

Hi all! Hope everyone is having a good day so far! Today I wanted to show you a really super easy, simple and affordable room decor tutorial. It literally look me less than 10 minutes to complete. I love ombre and stripes so why not combine them together into this!

You can do this with any color that you want! I chose pink because that's the colors in my room and I just love pink. You can even do multiple colors and even glitter, like this one!

The possibilities and color combos are endless! Let's jump into how I created this really simple ombre striped canvas!

Here's what you'll need:

3 colors of paint (your choice), the original color, a lighter color and white. I wanted pink so I chose red, a light pink and white. 
Canvas (any size will do, I used 8x10)
Newspaper or packing paper for your workspace
A plate for mixing colors
A square brush (you can use any size, I used a 1 inch)

How To: 
Step 1: Lay down the newspaper on your work surface so you don't get any paint on it. 
Step 2: Shake the bottle and squeeze out a good size amount of the original color paint you're using onto the plate. In mine it was red.

 Step 3: Paint one stripe of the original color onto your canvas. Let the bottom taper out naturally. You want that brushed off effect.

Step 4: Add a little bit of the light color into the original color and mix it. I added the light pink into the red and mixed till it was a different shade. 
Step 5: Paint another stripe next to the first one you painted. Now repeat steps 4 & 5 until you get to the very end. You can paint the white stripe or just finish off with a really, really light color that's almost white. 


 Step 6: Let your canvas dry completely. 

Once it's dried there you have it! A really easy, simple and cute decor piece! :) You can set it vertically or horizontally, or any direction it's up to you!

I hope you guys enjoyed this simple DIY tutorial! If you create an ombre striped canvas tweet me a picture so I can see! I love seeing how other people do them! :) 

Till next time lovelies! 

"paint stripes of every stripe"

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