The Inspiration: Tape Painting with Metallic Paint
So first off I painted my little canvas gold. I used a heavy body paint, so I didn't add water to it like I normally do to all my acrylics. I did two coats because I wanted it to be super shiny.
Then I grabbed my drafting tape (fancy name for skinny masking tape) and taped a random geo-design.
I decided to use a turquoise colour to paint the parts of the canvas not covered in tape. I mixed four shades of turquoise by mixing in a little white. Wanted to give it that ombre look all the kids are raving about.
I did two coats of each blue and then let it dry for a few hours before pulling off the tape to see what I'd made.
There were a few spots where the paint had bled through to the gold.
So I took a little glob of the gold paint and a fine tip paint brush and fixed it up.
I really liked how this one turned out. I might make a bigger one for the house or as a gift for someone.
Canvas #1: COMPLETE.