Easy Art in 1.2.3 : Diamond Patterns

Today marks the start of a new mini series I’ll be doing once a month called Easy Art in 1.2.3 : Diamond Patterns.  So many times I see art work that I fall in love with, however some of them can really get expensive.  Most of the paintings that I am drawn to are more loose, colorful and geometric.  Guess what?  That kind of art is SO EASY to recreate!  I’m really excited about this mini series.  I am going to take you step-by-step, on how YOU can make your own art work for a fraction of the cost!

Diamond Pattern Art, Delineateyourdwelling.com

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supply list24×36 Canvas
Five Acrylic Paints:
-2 shades of your “pop”color
-1 accent color
-2 metallics
Angle Brush Set

Diamond Pattern Art supplies
Painting Steps:

**The key to this painting is making a diamond paper template!  I roughly cut out a 2.5″ diamond and used it for the basic pattern.  I’m not one for rulers and perfection, so this cut out helped keep all my shapes close to the same.**

1. I started with my main color, the lighter blue.  I started at the top of the canvas and painted diamonds all the way down.  Then, using my accent blush color, I painted a single zig zag along the blue diamonds.

2. After one line of diamonds and one zig zag was painted, I painted another line of vertical diamonds. I continued this pattern until the entire canvas was filled with light blue diamonds and blush zig zags.

Diamond Pattern Art steps, Delineateyourdwelling.com

3. Next, I used the darker shade of blue and filled in each light blue diamond.

4. Then, I used the gold metallic, the light blue again and the final metallic, a silver paint.

Diamond Art

I could not have been more pleased with how this art piece came out.  It’s the perfect look for our master bedroom update.

Diamond Pattern Art zoom

I love how the gold and silver paints give a slight glimmer at the right angle.

Diamond Art zoom

Diamond Art pattern

From start to finish, I completed this art piece during my kiddo’s nap… so it took about one hour.

Diamond Patterns Art, Delineateyourdwelling.com

Diamond Patterns plant, Delineateyourdwelling.com

I hope you give this simple technique a try!

You can see my other Easy Art in 1.2.3. posts here!


17 thoughts on “Easy Art in 1.2.3 : Diamond Patterns

  1. This is so cute! I always want to do something more ‘crafty’ and create my own decor but, I don’t think I have a crafty-bone in my body… I have the ideas but can’t make them come to life with out a little bit of inspiration (and a little bit of help/tutorial). I purchased three large canvases last year to make wall art that matched my decor but, never could decide what to do with it. You have inspired me to try something similar to this. Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty! Hope to see you back next Friday!

    1. You can do it, Stephanie! I know you have a tiny creative bone in there!! =) I’m going to do a painting how to post every month this year, so hopefully you’ll find one you like and can give it a try. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Absolutely beautiful! My fave colours. Funny that something so simple (shapes) can look so amazingly wonderful. That’s the beauty of art and crafts. Thank you for sharing. I would like to paint one of my walls like that. =)

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