Make It Monday // Chevron Wall Art

Since there's been a slack on the Make it Monday portion of Five Sixteenths, I thought I'd bring it back with a chevron inspired DIY!

I've been in love with chevrons for a while now & have been inspired by native print fabric & DIY-ed wall art I've seen on various blogs and through pinterest.  It is great to be able to be so inspired to create something awesome.  The best part of this project is that you don't have to be super crafty! You just need paint, masking tape, & some time.  The lines are made from measuring & some eyeballing with the tape, then you just paint!

Here's how you do it:

// various colors of paint // canvas (mine was 12" square) // masking tape // sharpie // 
//brushes or make-up sponges //

Find the center of your canvas & lay a piece of tape right down the middle
Measure & mark every few inches up the middle.  Mirror these measurements on both sides.
(I was no good at this, so some of it turned into eyeballing...it worked out alright though)
Make sure each side of the tape is firmly pressed to the canvas.

Use the brushes (or make-up sponges) to fill in the spaces between the masking tape.
I originally started out with sponges to create an abstract pattern with all three colors, but I liked the colors separately in the end.

Peel the tape up from the canvas

This is why you should make sure the tape is secure.
My paint leaked under the taped lines, so I broke out the sharpie & made a few modifications.

Display with pride!  

I got a lot done today & am very proud of myself!  It took me about 20 minutes to get to the grocery store since I wasn't paying attention and took the wrong exit as if I were going to see Zach.  I had to get off the interstate, get back on, etc & finally arrived at Target.  That just happens to be the closest grocery to me, but in the time I wasted I could have gone to Wal-Mart or something! 

At Target, I spent too much money on random things like wrapping paper & tiny gifts to go with my room mate's gifts.  I bought some hangers because I still need to hang up a lot of clothes I have strewn about my room (no judgement!)  I did get all the presents wrapped though & the groceries put away. 

I've been watching episode after episode of Law & Order on Netflix.  It seems to be the only thing I can watch multiple of & not have to pay too much attention.  Especially if I've been trying to get things done.  I get spoiled at Zach's house since he has cable.  Flipping through channels has always been a mindless time waster that Netflix seemed to cure!

Anyway, hope your Monday is going swimmingly!

What is the TV show you put on for background noise? Do you find it helpful to the creative process?

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