Tuesday, January 17, 2012
DIY Ombre Art
I had a little "free time" this afternoon. Instead of doing something useful and productive (like organizing), I decided to create a little ombre artwork in my new favorite color palette, orange and pink.
I recently saw this piece on Pinterest that I really liked and thought I could create something similar.
I used acrylic craft paints and I started by painting the entire background a light pink. I wanted a more watercolor-ish background, so I added water to the pink paint and then brushed it on heavier at the bottom and lighter at the top of the canvas.
Next, I grabbed some orange paint and painted a few rows of V's along the bottom. I added some white paint to the orange every few rows to lighten the color as I went up the canvas.
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