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Fall Ombre Canvas Art

By: Thrifty and Chic
September 7, 2016

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Fall Ombre Canvas Art
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Neutrals have been a huge thing for Fall decor the past few years, but sometimes it's fun to add a little traditional back into the mix of things. I decided to do this will some firey metallic wall art.

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Satin Enamels 8oz - Pure White
  • Americana Decor Metallics 8oz - Old Gold
  • Americana Decor Satin Enamels 8oz - Classic Black
  • Americana Stencils Home Decor Series 6x18 - 5" Solid Alphabet (contains 7 sheets)
  • 4 Canvases
  • Assorted Brushes


Gather your supplies.

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Lay out the canvases in a grid, touching each other. Paint the top two canvases with the Pure White. Don't let it dry just yet, continue on to the next step.

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Take the Old Gold and dip it lightly onto a coarse brush and start about half way down the top two canvases, mixing the white and the gold on the brush as you move down.  

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Keep moving down the canvases, adding more and more gold paint as you continue on down.

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Now paint the top two thirds of the bottom two canvases with the Pure White. Don't let dry.

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Add some more Old Gold onto the brush and do a few layers back and forth as you work your way down the canvas. Once again, continue to add more and more gold paint to get a richer color as you go down.

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Once you get to the bottom portion of the canvases that don't have the white, the gold will show through beautifully. Do a couple of layers here to get great saturation.  

Do the same method with the edges of the canvases.

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In the bottom right-hand corner of each canvas, use the stencils and the Classic Black to spell out Fall. One letter per canvas.

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Once everything is dry, hang it up! My inspiration for the ombre effect was like leaves falling off a tree.  

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The Old Gold shows beautifully especially when hit from light. It looks like a sunset! I just love how it adds so much warmth to this mantel.  

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For another tip, paint cheap fake pumpkins using the Pure White too!  

Be sure to visit Thrifty and Chic  for more projects and to learn more about Alicia.


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