Over the summer, I redecorated my room with the help of my sister. We worked really hard to make my room look exactly like what I had envisioned, but something was missing. As the days went by, I concluded that I wanted a painting over my bed. Not just any painting, a painting that I could make myself. My sister and I went through so many websites to find some inspiration for it. I finally decided on an ombre painting with my name in white. I also put Christmas tree lights into the painting to make it light up at night, but this is an optional idea. I purchased all the supplies needed to make the painting from Michael’s Craft Store. The duration of this project is about an hour and a half to two hours if you chose to follow the optional steps.
What you need:A canvas Acrylic paint: white and any color of your choice Paintbrushes (large and medium) A pencilChristmas tree lights (optional)screwdriver (optional)
Steps: 1) Paint about an inch or two of the canvas with the color selected (I chose turquoise)
2) Mix your color with a small amount of white paint, until it’s about a shade lighter than the original color.
3) Paint another inch or two of the canvas.Continue to add a little more white paint for every inch or two of the canvas.
4) When the canvas is completely covered with paint, it should reveal an ombre background.
5) Let canvas dry for about 20-30 minutes.
6) Once the canvas is completely dry, take a pencil and lightly write your name or a small phrase.Take a smaller paintbrush and paint over the pencil markings with the white paint.Wait another 20-30 minutes for the white paint to dry.
Optional Steps:Once the canvas is completely dry, take a pencil and mark where you would like to have your Christmas tree lights placed.
7) Take a screwdriver (you can use something else, as long as it has a sharp point) to poke holes where you marked the canvas. 8)Once you finished poking holes through the canvas, place Christmas tree lights in each hole.Once you have successfully completed each step above, place your painting on the wall!