The temperatures were in the low 80’s; I had leftover birthday sangria, a few free afternoon hours, and a blank canvas. Spoiler alert to Chas and Arielle (friends of ours who just bought a new house) – You’re probably getting this painting as a housewarming present. “The painting was a gift Todd, I’m taking it with me.”
In all honesty, I stole this concept from Tim’s younger siblings, who completed this type of painting a few weeks ago for a homeschooling project. If a 5-year-old can do it, so can you!
First, use the painter’s tape to create abstract shapes on the canvas. You’ll end up with a pretty cool design – but make sure you tape all the way past the edge and up underneath the canvas! The sides are going to be painted too.
Get your paint ready and begin by filling in different colors or shades on the various shapes you created with the tape. You’ll most likely need to do multiple coats, but if you’re outside in the sun like I was, each one will dry fairly quickly!
Once you’re happy with the amount of coats, allow the painting to dry for 20-30 minutes if outdoors, and 40-60 if indoors. Then, carefully remove the painter’s tape to reveal your design!
I love the geometrical aspect of this painting style. This canvas could probably go in any room in a house – especially because I chose neutral colors ; ) In my defense, I don’t know how Chas & Arielle plan on decorating, so I had to select a safe color scheme!
Try it out! Let your kids join in the fun! I definitely recommend a different paintbrush for each color you’re using – I was running in and out of the house in between each coat to wash my brush. Good exercise though, right?
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