Lately I’ve been on a painting binge and just can’t get enough of it. I have a few canvas at home that I found in storage and tons of sample paint in all the colours I love. Normally I my style is realists but was introduced to abstract and can’t get enough of it. So after getting the hand of finding my own abstract style I wanted to add something extra, this is where the gold paint comes in. After finding the perfect gold spray paint, read about it here, I wanted to incorporate it some how so naturally I turned to Pinterest and Instagram. My search resulted in finding a lot of chevron pattern style pictures so thought I would give it a try.
1. First I started with one of my abstract painting that was completely dry. This painting I tried to use bright colours yet keeping some white space from the canvas.
2. Next I took some painters tap and blocked out the chevron patter. Now this took a bit of planning and trying to figure out how much space to leave between each block and how thick to make them. When planning out the spacing of each block I wanted the lines to be thick so there would be more gold showing. So only the parts where you can see the painting will be covered in gold.
3. Next is the fun part, spray the painting with gold spray paint until everything is covered. I didn’t actually tap the edges of my canvas because I forgot but you could if you wanted to. However I did go back and paint all side with the gold after so it kind of gives it a gold frame. Make sure you are in a well ventilated are when doing this.
4. Once the paint is dry you can then peel off the tap. Now this part was a bit tricky for me as I think I went a little too thick on the paint so was a bit hard to take the tap off without messing up the design. Also you have to watch out for leaks under the tap as if you put to much paint on like me it might leak under.
And volia you have an abstract painting with gold detail! I think next time I might increase thickness of the gold lines to make a bolder statement.