DIY Geo Painting

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With a just blank canvas, some masking tape and a brush, you can get those creative juices flowing and design your own geometric masterpiece.

What You Need:

– Blank canvas

– Masking or Frogger Tape

– Acrylic Paint

– Paint Brush(es)

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 Alright, Picasso! The step by step here couldn’t be simpler. 

1. Pick A Palette

2. Tape

3. Paint

4. Peel

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#1 – Pick A Palette

A book nearest and dearest to my heart is the Pantone Chip Book, so besides revealing the final product, creating color combinations is my favorite part of the process. If you’re not in possession of this, here are some easy tips for picking a palette:

1. Magazine covers (my personal favorites are Bazaar, W & vintage Vogues – when art directors had to rely on color more than technology): These are vetted through the most influential individuals in the fashion business so they are guaranteed great.

2. Other famous works of art: These people are/were able to create a career out of art for a reason. I love the way that Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock used color, especially the way Pollock layered so brilliantly.

3. Designspiration: This site is sort of like a more contemporary, graphic design and photography driven Pinterest (no horrifying DIYs here!). There is even a section where you can pick up to 5 colors and they will filter a search for imagery that utilizes those colors.

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#2 – Tape

Begin by taping your canvas with masking or frogger tape. I like using tapes of different widths for more variation.

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#3 – Paint

Paint each segment. Don’t feel like you need to stick within 1 solid color, there are no rules here! I love experimenting with ombré shades and brush textures within each section. The beauty of the tape is that you can be as messy as you want while staying within the lines and once dried, it’s easy to layer over acrylic paint if you’re not happy with your final result.

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#4 – Peel

Once the paint has dried, peel it off to reveal your masterpiece! Acrylic paint dries pretty quickly in a well-ventilated area, so you’ll only need to wait an hour or so depending on the thickness of coats. Enjoy!

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Lily McNamara lives in the merry midwest, working in advertising by day & defending all that is good {live music, bourbon, bravo reality shows} by night.

8 Comments

Jessie Downey

This is so neat! Think I need to plan a ladies painting party and give this a try!!

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Kailey Marie Gordon

I love this! A great idea for those of us who are a little too OCD for free hand painting 🙂

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Mandy M.

Love it Lil! Pantone chip book.. you need to be a Graphic Designer!!!! 😉 xo

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