Chevron is currently having a moment. It’s zigzagging it’s little self everywhere from clothing & accessories to stationary & furniture! Lucky for me because I love the simplicity and crispness of this classic geometric pattern.
After googling “how to paint a chevron pattern” I came across this post that gave me some tips to get started. I ended up using my own measurements and method though.
- 1 11×14″ canvas
- 1 bottle of black acrylic paint
- 1 bottle of white acrylic paint
- 1 disposable cup to mix paint in [not pictured]
- 1 sponge brush [mine was included in a brush kit that was approx. $5]
- 1 pencil with a white eraser
- tape measure [in retrospect a ruler would have been easier but i don't have one]
- artist’s tape
- scissors [not pictured]
1. Mark dots at 1-inch increments along the horizontal edge of your canvas. Do the same on the remaining three sides.
2. Take your ruler [i just used the tape, as you can see] and draw horizontal lines corresponding with each dot. Do the same vertically, creating a grid.
3. Pencil in dots where each line intersects like so. This will serve as a guide for where to place the tape for the pattern.
5. Run a credit card over each edge to be sure the edges are firmly on the canvas then paint* away. Don’t forget to paint the sides too. Let dry completely [or if you're impatient like me, speed it up by using a hairdryer on the lowest setting] and paint a second layer. Let dry overnight before stripping off the tape.
*For my dove gray color I mixed a LOT of white paint with a LITTLE black paint. As a rule of thumb when painting, a little dark goes a long way. It’s much harder to lighten up a dark color then vice versa so go liberal with the white and be more sparing with the dark.