DIY Ombre Wall Art

Last week, My Paper Pinwheel shared with us this DIY Ombre Cake Stand at our Make Bake Create Party. I absolutely loved it and drew so much inspiration from it, that I had to go out and make this DIY Ombre Wall Art to help spruce up my bathroom!

IMG_20130413_173416_734This Ombre Wall Art was so simple to create, I wanted to paint my entire house in ombre!

But since my husband may not be too fond of that, I just limited myself to these half-price canvases from Michaels.

Would you like to know how I did it? I’d be happy to show you, so here we go!

First, gather the following supplies:

IMG_20130413_160139_485Once you have all your items, take a long strip of your painter’s tape and adhere it to the canvas. Make sure it’s straight!

IMG_20130413_160252_066Paint your first color above the tape line. Make sure you begin painting with the lightest or the darkest shade. the shade that’s between your lightest or darkest will of course go into the middle.

One your first color dries, remove the tape, move it down to the middle section, and add another piece of tape to the end of where the painted and unpainted parts of the canvas meet. I actually overlapped the colors a bit, so if you like that look, go for it!

Once the middle section dries, tape the bottom part where the last section is unpainted and paint it with your last shade.

Let completely dry and hang. So easy!

And this is what it looks like hanging in my bathroom. I apologize for the quality of my camera. I am saving up for a better, more professional one as we speak!


Thanks for looking! If you have drawn inspiration from me, please let me know and share it at my Make Bake Create Party that begins every Tuesday night. I would love to see your work!

Hey! Meet Vanessa

A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!


A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

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  1. I love the Ombre artwork! You can also do it by using just one paint color and add a little white paint to it. I am hoping to try this myself for my son’s room. Thanks for sharing, and for linking up to Moonlight & Mason Jars!

  2. YAY! Love it! I’m working on another Ombre project that I am sure you will love too!! =)

  3. Emily says:

    those two paintings look amazing in your bathroom… love the colors!!!Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to the Tasteful Tuesday party Make sure to follow my blog via bloglovin, GFC or facebook so you don’t miss out on my features posts… it could be YOU :o)

  4. I love this!

  5. I am seeing so many canvas crafts and it’s making me want to go out and buy a few so I can do them too! Thanks again for linking up for Craft With What You’ve Got this week!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

    1. The Rookie Seamstress says:

      Thanks for allowing me to link up! And canvas art is so easy! You must try it. ­čśë

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