Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How-To Make Chevron Art

How-To Make Chevron Art

I am addicted to the Chevron pattern floating around the design world, ADDICTED. So I decided to update these two outdated prints to the trendy pattern:
I would recommend spraying a coat of primer over the top of your boards if there is something painted over them like mine. Primer is thicker than regular spray paint and cuts down on the number of coats needed.

I spray painted my base white and then added color on top. If you plan on doing a light and dark color pattern for your chevron, spray your lighter color first.

Trace your chevron pattern lightly with a pencil. I used a carpenter's triangle to create my initial shape. Start with one V and then from there create a grid like this:

By measuring equidistant dots from each point on the V you will create an even wave. I drew my first V, brought my carpenter's triangle down from the center and the ends 2.5" and plotted my points. It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but I measured down first and then moved on to the connecting Vs.

Continue connecting your dots and tracing your lines until the pattern covers your white base coat.

Tape off your sections and break out the spray paint! If you spray your base with the lighter color first, the darker chevron strips require less paint.

Voila! A beautiful pop of color for any room in your home! The power of spray paint never ceases to amaze me.

1 comment:

  1. You should check out a quilt shop. They have some really cool rulers that would work for you! They have all different sizes and shapes. They are made out of acrylic and are see through and have measurements on them. I think you would really like and use them a lot. Just a thought!

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