Some time ago I purchased a few large wooden words to hang in my studio but like some of my other personal projects, they were forgotten. But when I saw that this month the DecoArt Core Blogger assignment was to paint word art in the new Americana Acrylic Paint colors, I knew this was my chance to cross this item off my list! And to share my favorite paint technique, Ombre!
Disclosure: I am a DecoArt Core Blogger and I received product/compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.
So let’s get started!
Easy Ombre Word Art
Let’s kick this off with a quick video!
What you will need:
Wooden Word Art – This is actually a piece I purchased from Heidi Swapp’s shop early last year but you can now get smaller versions at Michaels!
American Acryulic Paint – White
On a paper plate, squeeze three dollops of Laguna Paint.
Add white paint to two of the dollops to create two lighter shades. Make sure that one shade is darker than the other.
Starting with one end of the wood art, apply paint with a paint brush. Gradually blend in the next darkest shade as you move on to the other end of the wood art.
Let dry and apply a second coat as needed. Don’t forget to paint the edges for a finished look!
And that’s it! A subtle painting technique perfect for any wood word art project!
There are so many fun new colors for 2017 but Laguna is by far my favorite since it matches my branding so perfectly.
I hope you give this technique a try and be sure to check out all the other new 2017 American Acrylic colors!