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!
- Brittany @ Pretty Handy Girl
- Halsey @ Spunky Junky
- Kim @ Sand and Sisal
- Allison @ Fab Rehab Creations
- 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.
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