Painters Tape Abstract Art & ScotchBlue Painting Party

Welcome to the ScotchBlue™ Painting Party! ScotchBlue has rounded up a group of DIY bloggers, including myself, and we've all completed projects with the help of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. Now we’re giving you the chance to see all of our projects and get some inspiration!!  Check out my project tutorial below, and then jump over to the other blogs in the party to see even more inspirational DIY tutorials.



You'll also get a chance to win some ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape so you can create a project of your own.  
Keep on reading to find out how!

As you know, I've been trying for the last couple of months to find some inexpensive art for my dining room walls. My first thought in terms of keeping the cost down on the project was to DIY the art myself. But I'm certainly not a true artist, so it was time to get creative. Armed with some painters tape, I created....


My own little DIY striped paint art!

What you need to complete this project: a blank canvas, ScotchBlue painters tape and paint! This project should run you less than $15 altogether. Simply use the painters tape to create patterns along your canvas. I chose a somewhat contemporary pattern with uneven, criss-crossed stripes.



Make sure you press the seams of the tape down well before you paint. I took the lazy route and actually chose to spray paint my canvas. This probably wasn't the best option, as the spray paint will easily work its way around and under the edges of the tape. Call it users error! I think the best bet would be to use a more consistent (ie. non spray) paint for a perfect, crisp finish.

As soon as I finished painting, I pulled the tape off of the canvas while the paint was still wet. I've always found that using the "pull the tape off while the paint is wet" approach is the best when it comes to allowing the paint to dry in straight, definitive lines (like in our office!). Then I let the spray paint dry and touched up the white areas with acrylic craft paint. The final project result? 

 

I absolutely love the bold painting next to my more subtle stenciled wine rack. It also looks great with the other art in the room, including my DIY sunburst mirror.


I think the piece works great in the dining room- it adds another dimension of pattern and fun. And it doesn't hurt that it was an inexpensive, less than $15 DIY! What do you think?!


Today, ScotchBlue is giving you the chance to gather inspiration, have fun, and win prizes! 

If you’d like a chance to win a sample of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to complete your own project:
1. Comment on this post and let me know how you would use the tape in your project.
2. For another chance to win, tweet @ScotchBlueBrand “I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project!” and come back to leave me a comment.
Now it's time to party!
  1. Brittany @ Pretty Handy Girl  
  2. Halsey @ Spunky Junky   
  3. Kim @ Sand and Sisal  
  4. Allison @ Fab Rehab Creations
  5. Michelle @ Ten June   *You are here - last blog!*
All posts will be live by noon today, so head on over to the other blogs and get inspired. If you'd like to find out about more of  these great Painting Parties in the future you can "like" ScotchBlue on Facebook.

ScotchBlue Brand reached out to me to participate in the ScotchBlue Painting Party to celebrate the launch of their new ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. My post represents my honest experience with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to assist in completion.

Sharing with:
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The DIY Showoff

I'm linking up this project with the Pinterest Challenge hosted by Katie, Ana and Sherry!

34 comments:

  1. What a simple project with such an amazing effect! Love the look.

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  2. Ohh I love! Can you make one for me! :)

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  3. SHUT THE DOOR!!! What an awesome project!!! It's so simple and has such a graphic impact! I have to try this! Love it!

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  4. This is FANTASTIC! Going on my to-do list!

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  5. Now this project is some GOOD stuff.

    I really like how easy and affordable it is.



    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  6. Looks amazing and *looks* simple enough! I think I want to try.. maybe to three smaller ones for my bedroom??

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  7. I love this! Now that I am a home-owner, we're going to be doing some painting projects soon! I would love to use the tape to paint stripes on my walls :)

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  8. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/Hollzers/status/122002859427504128

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  9. i love simple projects like this! i totally want to make my own!!

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  10. The painting looks fabulous! And...I just may have to copy your idea as I have been looking for something very similar to hang up in our guest bathroom! As for blue painters tape...I will be using a few rolls tonight while I paint the foyer and hallway...Have to tape off all 6 doors! Yep, that is a lot of cutting it!!

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  11. Love the pairing and how easy it was!! Maybe an Etsy shop is in your future!! :)

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  12. I use painters tape on daily bases. I love that stuff. I did a similair picture to you but I crossed my painters tape over two canvases so that it looked kinda like one big painting.

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  13. Michelle, I LOVE your artwork. The simplicity is divine, but from an artistic perspective, I really like how you weighted the canvas with more stripes at the bottom. Great job.

    Thanks for having me over for the par-tay!

    Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

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  14. whaaaaat!!! hi. new follower. i'd make a canvas like you did it looks awesome!!!

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  15. Um....are those BOOKS in your wine rack??!?!?!!?!? Step it up!!!

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  16. I pinned your wine rack niche about a month ago. I didn't realize till now it was yours! The art and the whole room look great!

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  17. Turned out awesome, Michelle. What a great and simple idea. Beautiful effect.

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  18. So simple and really cool! Looks like it came from Crate and Barrel, definitely not like it cost $15. I could use some of that tape before I get all stripey in my hallway ;)

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  19. I'd like to try painting stripes on an old dresser we have.

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  20. very creative artwork! :) I love it!
    gail

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  21. incredible idea!!!!!!!! i definitely have to try something like this sometime! it is amazing :) have a great weekend!

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  22. i did a series of chevrons with painters tape. it looked really nice... but i ended up giving them away, because i bought too small of canvases...

    however, if i would have had you around- im sure you would have never let that happen. :)

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  23. Such a neat idea! I LOVE it! Especially since I am terrible about picking out artwork... I may have just found the solution to bare walls in our master bedroom.

    Your blog is one of my favorites - keep up the great work!

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  24. This is art even I could do -- a non-drawer or painter. I'd like to do something with a mid-Century record cabinet I inherited from a sweet neighbor. I don't Tweet, but I did Like Scotch on FB and posted the giveaway on my own FB page. Thanks for the great project and giving us a chance to play along.

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  25. Love it! A simple and graphic design element in your dining room!

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  26. Nice, graphic design. Would be fun for kids to make too.

    Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Allison
    Atticmag
    Hidden Laundry

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  27. I have more blank walls than money so this is a great looking filler for now. Thanks for the inspiration
    Pam

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  28. Even though you warned against it, I am really in need of some painter's tape for some upcoming spray paint projects! And thanks for the cheap DIY art idea, love it!

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  29. Your artwork has the perfect edge, love it combined with your other dining room pieces!

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  30. Love this! Would like to try it myself! Love your dining room too!

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  31. Wow....have to try this...would like to try it over 3 canvases with multiple colours so multiple applications of tape....so hope I win.....love the ideas from this challenge.

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  32. Love it! I did the same thing, but on a much larger scale. Check it out:
    http://www.thirtiethavenue.com/2011/09/story-of-art.html
    http://www.thirtiethavenue.com/2011/09/big-time-wall-art.html

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