If you are in the market for some easy, large scale art to bring some color into your home, this DIY brush ombre art is the easiest project ever.
Grab your canvas (use the 50% off coupon at JoAnn. Wink.), a couple foam brushes, a large paint brush and your paint. Pick two colors plus white or a near-white. For this artwork I used a salmon-y pink and a kumquat-y orange. I had them both color matched in the small sample sizes at HD so they were just a couple bucks each.
Start by priming your canvas either with your white paint or with a primer. I actually used some leftover kilz for this one. Then I grabbed a foam brush and brushed the darkest color along the bottom and around onto the sides.
Next, I mixed just a tad of white to the orange and, using a different foam brush, applied that right above the darkest color. Then I took my pink, painted it right in the middle and then added some white to it for the next level of pink.
All of this needs to be done fairly quickly so that the paint will still be wet when it’s time to use your dry brush.
Which is now.
Grab your dry brush.
I used a small one as well as larger one like this one:
Make sure the brush is totally dry. Starting at the bottom, stroke your brush upwards towards the next color. Wipe your brush off after every couple of strokes so you aren’t flinging paint around with your wild brush strokes.
Boom. Look how easy that onbre art is!
The dry brush makes all kinds of lovely texture on the canvas.
Here it is in the room: