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!
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**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.
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.
I could not have been more pleased with how this art piece came out. It’s the perfect look for our master bedroom update.
I love how the gold and silver paints give a slight glimmer at the right angle.
From start to finish, I completed this art piece during my kiddo’s nap… so it took about one hour.
I hope you give this simple technique a try!
You can see my other Easy Art in 1.2.3. posts here!
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