Every weekend I’m inspired to tackle one art project. With the chevron print showing up all over the fashion world, I figured it couldn’t be too difficult to paint. Here’s a simple tutorial. And I apologize in advance for the low quality pictures (quick shots from the iPad).
- blank art canvas
- small paintbrushes
- chevron template
- 4-5 bottles of acrylic paint
I found this free template on Billie Monster’s Blog and used the “small, thick” pattern. We just happened to have beer left in our fridge (imagine that), so I used the cardboard box from that to trace my template.
Cut your desired “thickness” and trace onto the cardboard.
Use a pencil to mark the blank canvas with your template
I picked up cheap $0.50 acrylic paint from Walmart. The light gray was leftover wall paint and worked just as well on the canvas.
I applied four coats and a few touch ups. I also wrapped the chevron pattern around the canvas so it looked finished from all angles.
And there you have it! Simple and inexpensive artwork for the home.