Sep
12

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Hi everyone, I’m Taryn and I blog at Design, Dining + Diapers. I’m thrilled to be here today at I {Heart} Naptime! I’ve been a fan of Jamielyn’s for a long time and it’s truly an honor to be here sharing a project with all of you.

Today, I’m sharing an easy way to make customized wall art for your kitchen! This Ombre Kitchen Art can be made in any color or size to complement your space.

I’m getting ready to start a huge kitchen makeover and these canvases fit right in with my new look. Both modern and clean yet fun. They fit perfectly on a long narrow wall in our kitchen. It’s been bare for years and now it is full of personality!

Ready to make your own?

Kitchen Art Tutorial

Supplies Needed:

- 3 10″ X 10″ canvases

- Kitchen artwork stencils (can be made on Silhouette, etc)

- Paint + white paint for ombre effect

- Paint brush

- Spray adhesive (optional)

Start by making your stencils. I used my Silhouette Cameo and purchased this set of graphics for my wall art and cut them out onto vinyl. You could also hand trace these on if you have a steady hand.

Remove the baking from the vinyl and adhere the images onto the canvases. I used the spray adhesive to help tack down a few areas that didn’t adhere as well.

Paint over the vinyl and let it dry overnight.

How did I create my ombre paint? I used left over paint from my newly painted living room. It is called ‘Storm by Valspar’. To create the ombre effect, I placed the paint into three different cups. I kept the first cup the original color, the second I added a little white to lighten it and the third I added even more white and mixed. You may need to add additional white until you get the shades you want.

Once the paint is dry, gentle peel off the vinyl. Some paint had bled through my vinyl, more than I would have liked, so I took a very fine paint brush and colored in each image using white paint. My plan was to keep them white anyway and this way the lines were extra crisp and clean. I painted two coats on each image and let them dry.

This project is quick and easy and can make such a statement in your kitchen.

Thanks so much for having me today, Jamielyn!

Here is a sample of some of the other projects you can find on my blog. I would love to have you stop by and visit.

Succulent Planter from Thrifted Watering Can ¦ Upcycled Side Table Using Distressed Wood ¦ Recycled Jar Vases
Taryn is wife, mom, freelancer and blogger and the owner of Design, Dining + Diapers. On her blog, she shares tips for decorating on a budget, craft tutorials and allergy-friendly recipes. There is a little something for everyone! You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

 

 

 

I love how this turned out! Thanks Taryn for sharing your fabulous kitchen art. For more DIY projects, make sure to check out our Project Gallery.

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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