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. 

This was so easy!  It probably took half-an-hour at most.

I like how the V's ended up looking like hearts, perfect for my 3-year old's room.  If you look closely, you might even get a sneak peak on a few other projects I've been working on in her room.  More on that tomorrow....

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13 comments:

A place 2 call home said...

This is so funny because I recently just saw that picture pinned too, I pinned it and I'm about to make one for my master. So funny. Yours looks great, I like how you made a it a little different by doing it ombre and one color. very cute

Tamsyn said...

I love this so much!! Hopefully one day I will have a little girl, it would be the perfect piece of diy art for the room I would make her :)

Sherry said...

I love it! And the colors are awesome! They do look like hearts, perfect for Valentines Day.
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Lisa Scibilia said...

Pretty and fun for your daughter's room! (and fun for mom to create!)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so fun, suzy! love the colors and pattern!
and still i cry sometimes when i'm lying in bed, still getting all out what's in my head and i, i am feeling, a little peculiar. so i take a deep breath and i step outside and i scream from the top of my lungs what's going on?

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

its cute! as are the pompoms :-)

Katie said...

This is so cute Suzy!! I love how simple it is! Love the colors you used too!

Taylor Morgan said...

very fun!!

Holly said...

You've been busy girl! And I see that sneak peek and can't wait to see the rest - I love pom poms! And you did your own Pinterest challenge - nice job.

Sarah said...

So cool, Suzy!! It's going to look so cute in your daughter's room! And yes - I spy pom pom fringe:)

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Hannah said...

This is so adorable! Perfect for a little girl's room. xo

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Lisa - A Room with A View said...

This looks adorable and will be perfect in the room, I am sure. I am a huge fan of diy artwork. I can see a peek of the lampshade with the trim...exciting!

Jolie said...

lovely work! I have that original painting pinned too...it's been calling my name!