Monday, June 18, 2012

DIY Chevron Art

It is all the craze these days to have chevron art. A couple weeks ago, we visited my sister-in-law in Carlsbad and she motivated me. And when I say motivated, I mean she bought all the supplies so all I had to do was show up and get my craft on. Thank you Nic! If not for her, I don't think I would have ever accomplished this project.  Our DIY chevron art project went something like this.

We started out with a blank canvas. Our canvas was 16"x20".


Next we had to draw out our pattern. This part was challenging for us to figure out, but once we completed the first canvas, the second was easy.

First, find the center of the canvas and draw a line down the middle. Then we drew a line every 3" on center after that. It looked like this. (You can change this to every 2" on center to make it more zig-zaggy or 4" on center to make it less zig-zaggy.)


Next we had to draw the horizontal lines. We again found the center of the canvas and drew a line down the middle. Then drew a line every 1" on center. It looked like this.


The next step is to sketch out where your chevron stripes will be. We alternated a 2" stripe then a 1" stripe.  It looked like this.


We then used 1" painters tape to fill in the stripes.



 We applied three coats of Martha Stewart craft paint in Pink Carnation, satin finish.


Once that was dried, we pulled the most of the painters tape off except where we wanted to make one sparkle stripe. We used Martha Stewart craft paint in Cotton Candy, glitter finish. We applied about 4 coats of the sparkle paint to this stripe.


Once that dried, we then had to hand trim to in with white paint to get rid of our pencil marks. We applied about three coats of Martha Stewart craft paint in wedding cake, satin finish.

Finally, for the reveal......







If you are interested in doing a project like this, here are all the supplies that you will need to complete this project (plus a canvas). 


Thanks for reading!

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