Since my hallway is almost painted I'm getting some little things ready for my gallery wall. I think I've mentioned I needed a thick canvas to cover up the switch for our attic fan (which is non-functioning). So I picked up a eight inch square canvas the other day at the craft store. I had plans of chevrons and a monogram but I got frustrated trying to tape off a chevron pattern on my small canvas. Totally not worth it. And I know chevrons will go out of style eventually so I really should control myself, right?
So, this is what I came up with.
I taped off diagonal lines. No measuring, I just eyeballed it.
I painted stripes in kind of a champagne color.
I sketched out my monogram. I had this great plan that I was going to make a sheet of masking tape and cut out a stencil. That plan failed horribly when I got my tape sheet stuck to itself. So I just cut my stencil out of paper, laid it on the canvas and traced it with blue hi-lighter. Blue so that it would not bleed through my paint on the monogram.
Then I just grabbed a tiny angled brush and some turquoise paint and filled in my outline.
I can't wait to get it up on my wall! Anybody else DIY-ing some art? Or struggling to keep the blog up during summer trips and massive projects. Hopefully the whole hallway project is going to get finished soon.