I’m pretty proud of myself with these paintings. I saw a couple of these dot paintings online some where at some point last year. I know, I know it isn’t very helpful but the thing is that I still was able to make them! And that, to me, is all that matters at this point.
Here is what I used:
-3 Canvases (same size)
-Black and White Acrylic Paint
-Paint Knife (for mixing)
–Martha Stewart Crafts Foam Pouncers
The first thing I did was paint one of my canvases black. Now there are canvases that you can buy that are already black, which makes it a lot easier. But I already had a painting that I did, that I didn’t like so I needed to paint over it anyways. Busa thought he was being helpful when I was painting and left his signature on it. I thought it was super cute :). I did end up putting another layer of black on that one so I didn’t get to keep it there.
Once the canvas is dry all you have to do is mix the black and white together to make different shades of grey. For the white ones I did darker shades of grey and then lighter greys. I mixed 4 different greys for the black canvas and 3 different for the white canvases, since I used straight black for some of the dots. After the paint is all mixed, the dotting begins.
The only thing that I found to work to make a solid dot, was to slightly twist when you pull it away. If you just press down and pull straight back it doesn’t get all of the paint on there. I did about 3 different layers of dots for the black and white ones. Since I did three, I worked on one layer on one canvas and then worked on a layer on a different canvas. That way the paint had some time to dry so I could go back over with some more dots.
The thing I love most about these is how easy they are to create. My bestie, Kallee and I did the same concept with grey, gold and a super soft pink for her wedding reception. I am in love with the way these turned out and it only took us about an hour to do! We even cut out some Mr. and Mrs. on vinyl to give it an extra cute wedding touch. For now she is keeping them on her buffet in her kitchen but might move them to her room after a while.
I was thinking about doing a Christmas themed one to go with my decorations. Because you can never have too many Christmas decorations, am I right?