Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chevron Craft Project

A couple of weeks ago I started this SUPES cute Chevron Craft Project.  If you don't know this already, I am in LOVE with Chevron.  Seriously best thing ever.  My blog is chevron, my phone case is chevron, and now I will have a dorm room filled with chevron!

My original inspiration came from this little gem on Pinterest.

Again I love chevron so I immediately fell in love with this.  But I also love pictures.  I have about 6 canvas's from my dorm room that I decorate and put pictures on.  So I got this awesome idea to just chevron the canvas's and then put pictures over top.  

After deciding what I was going to do, I had to come up with a way to paint the chevron onto the canvas.  So where did I turn to find this? Google, duh! And I found this cute blog that showed me how! 

First I painted the canvas the base color I wanted.  Then you measure out lines on your canvas.  My canvas was a little bit of an awkward size to make this perfect, but I did about 1.5 inches.  You do horizontal and vertical lines, so that when you are through you have boxes on your canvas.
I know this is kinda hard to see! Sorry!
You want use pencil for this, and not to make too dark of lines because they will need to be erased later.

Then you go through and draw diagonals through each box using the corners as guidelines.
Again sorry if you can't really see this!
After you have drawn your chevron pattern you grab some masking tape and start the taping process! This part takes a little time.  You tape off every other line so that it makes the chevron design.
Now you can see a little better what is going on here!
When the taping is all done it is time to paint! I learned the hard way that white should be your base coat, because then you don't have to do so many coats to cover the darker color.  Only problem for me was the original colors of my canvas's were dark so I didn't have much of a choice. 

When all is said and done, you peel off the tape and you have your wonderful chevron canvas!
Again not a great picture!
You may have to go back through and sharpen up some of the white lines from the whole bleeding through the tape thing.  Also make sure you erase those pencil lines!

This is the first of six for me and I am in love! My other colors will be grey and gold.  I know it is not perfect, but I am thrilled with what I have been able to do!!

Now go get your craft on and make something you love!!


Nichole said...

OKay, so I am a little biased (since I also love chevron!) but this looks awesome!

Mosby Hardin said...

Oh thanks! It looks ten million times better in person!