I have grown to realize I have this obsession with artwork, or things that can be turned into artwork. I love framing cards and magazine ads, browsing for emerging artists on ETSY is a favorite pastime, and one of my favorite gifts is this gorgeous columned ombre piece my sister made for me. The issue with this little art obsession, is it can get a bit pricey (which is laughable to any one who is a real art collector), but at $30-50 a print, then $20-50 a frame, matting… you get the deal, these things add up!
So when Aaron Brothers was having their half off canvas sale, I had to jump on it! I bought this giant canvas, and finally wanted to give a little love to the giant blank space above my kitchen table… I have had this idea pinned for FOREVER, and felt it was finally time to pull the trigger!
Here was you need to make a (what I think is) beautiful piece of artwork… for under $50!
- Canvas (I did a larger size, but any size will do)
- Paint Brush
- Acrylic Paints (1 color, 1 black, 1 white)
- Water Cup
- Using your colored paint, paint a stripe at the edge of your canvas (I went from left to right, you could also work your way out to in as they did here). I tried to make the brush stroke at the top relatively straight across, but preferred to leave the bottom of the stripe imperfect. Rinse and dry your brush.
- Mix a drop of white into your color and add another stripe, slightly overlapping the first. Rinse and dry your brush again.
- Add a drop or so of white paint for each stripe. The color will continue to get lighter as you move across the canvas.
Remember to space out your stripes so that you get to your desired lightened color at the end… You can always overlap a little more or less, depending on your spacing situation towards the end 🙂