I think it has something to do with changing my mind. What I mean is, I tire of decor easily. In fact, almost every time I vacuum, I end up changing around the furniture in my livingroom or any other room in my house. To me, this keeps things fresh and interesting in my home. So, if I buy some expensive art work and a few weeks later don't like it...then what? It will have been a waste of money.
So when I saw this interesting piece of art on Pinterest, it caught my eye. That was something I could do for relatively no money at all. And I figured I could probably do it just from looking at the picture. This little project has been on my mind for quite some time and I finally got around to doing it.
I started by painting the canvas all over with gold paint from the dollar store. Yes, I am still on the gold kick from the holidays. Because of the glitter, my paint did not spread on evenly, but that just ended up giving it more character. I left the canvas to dry entirely before moving on to the next step.
This next part was the trickiest. Once the canvas was dry, I cut 4in strips of masking tape (just some I had on hand) and laid it in a chevron pattern. I just eyeballed it all, so you can see that not everything lines up perfectly. But I was okay with that. Again, I thought it would add to the character of the overall piece.
Once the entire canvas was covered with pieces of tape, I spread on some white acrylic paint, again from the dollar store.
Again, I let the white paint dry completely. This part was the hardest of the whole project because I was so anxious to see how it worked out! I ended up putting on two full coats of white to ensure that the lines would be solid and I couldn't see the gold paint coming through.
Then I started carefully peeling back the tape until it was all removed.
When it was all said and done, I was pleased. However, when looking back at my Pinterest example, I felt like the solid gold colour didn't have quite the same effect as the multi-coloured art piece. All the same, I like the glitter of the gold at various times of day as it now hangs on my wall. And if I change my mind, I can just recover this canvas with new paint and start all over!
After looking at my new wall art for a few days now, I am thinking it looks kind of lonely there, doesn't it?