DIY: Ombre Canvas Trio

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 2014-07-12 17.25.29These beachy canvas wall art pieces are simple, colorful and a wonderful way to brighten up any space!  

What you’ll need:

Any size blank canvas (you can create a collection of similar sized pieces or mix it up with a variety of shapes and sizes.  We found ours at Ross)

Water based acrylic paint

Paint brushes

Paint palette  (or plastic plate)

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Start with a blank canvas.  To create the ombre background, start with the base color (darkest color)  first.  Once you paint the first color, add white to your palette to lighten the color.  Paint your next layer.  You can use a bit of water on your brush to help the colors blend and transition smoothly.  Continue to add white to the same palette creating a lighter and lighter shade.

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Once your background has dried (maybe an hour or so in a well-ventilated area) start on your main image.  For this set, we did matching whimsical mama and mini sea urchins, cone shells and starfish with plain white paint.  Be creative and make them your own.  These are going to look fabulous up in our guest bathroom!

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Color Me Coral

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Mixing up neutral and bright colored elements makes for an energetic yet peaceful space.  The corals and light aquas in the charming bathroom are fitting for a tropical inspired home, beach  cabana or pool house.

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