Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Painting a chevron pattern

My daughter, Michelle, redecorated their bedroom recently 
and I offered to paint a chevron pattern on a couple of canvasses that she had. 


I found a template which was available for free at this link
Thank you, Billie Monster
I used the template as a guide only because my chevron strips were different in widths. 
It's not an easy task to mark out a precise pattern 
on canvasses that aren't perfectly squared but, 
after some trial and error, I managed to fit it okay. 


I used blue low-tack artists' tape to mark out the chevron shapes
for each colour application. 
Then I had to lighten the yellow a little so 
I just free-handed the last couple of coats with a flat brush 
because I couldn't be bothered putting the tape back on again. 


The yellow was the last colour applied.


They look pretty good on their bedroom wall if I do say so myself. 
Does my daughter have a talent for interior design or what?!! 
I just LOVE their new bedroom look!





No, I didn't paint the zebra canvas. 
It was a canvas photo print from Kmart.





I very much enjoyed splashing acrylic paint around again.
I didn't realise how much I had missed it.

12 comments:

  1. Looks gorgeous Serena, and I do love the colour scheme!!

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    1. Thanks, J-j. I agree, their colour scheme is gorgeous!

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  2. looks beautiful , she also i an amazing decorating job!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. I've said for years that Michelle could easily have been an interior designer. She has a great eye for design and I always run to her for advice. :)

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  3. She got it from her Mama!!!!! Neat color scheme! so alive!!!!!

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    1. Awwww....thanks, Julie. Yep, the colour work great together. :)

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  4. Love the whole bedroom and those canvas do make the Zebra painting really POP! She can decorate my bedroom....I'm stuck .

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    1. I agree, Carol. Michelle is so talented...I'm a very proud Mum. :)

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  5. I could have sworn I commented on this, but blogger has been acting up for me. I love the bedroom and your chevron canvases go perfectly with the rest of the decor. Michelle is as talented as her mother. ;)

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    1. This is the only comment that came through to my email but I too have had instances like that where I could swear I'd already commented on a post. Michelle is so talented....I love how she works her magic in the home. :)

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  6. This does look amazing...I am sure it was probably quite calming to paint once you got into it... What a fabulous room

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    1. The biggest pain was putting all the Artists' tape on the canvas so I could block out segments of colour and get neat edges. I found that free-handing the yellow strips was indeed quite calming. xo

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