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DIY triangle ombre artwork: with painter’s tape!

18th September 2013

Ever looking for a really easy way to make some of your own artwork? Here is a great tutorial for some DIY triangle ombre artwork.

One of the more obvious ways of using tape to create some original artwork is to do a geometric pattern of some kind. Since triangles have been working their way up the trend meter lately (which I am totally digging), I thought this would be the perfect inspiration.

DIY triangle ombre artwork idea - via the sweetest digs


With my ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape in hand, I cut a whole bunch of triangles – not being too cautious about size. I was after something a bit imperfect – something that looked more stamped than taped out.

I stuck down the pieces of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape in rows, from top to bottom of the canvas, overlapping them slightly. I made sure to give a good press down of each piece to create a good seal with the canvas.



I pulled out one of my favourite pink paints and got to work. To get the ombre effect, I mixed in a bit of white and worked my way from light to dark. It adds a nice bit of dimension to the piece.



After a couple of hours, it was time to peel – totally the best part. The triangles came up really easily and the lines were really nice and crisp. DSC_0304I love the result. It’s a sweet little piece of artwork that fits perfectly into my little girl’s room.



You can display it vertically or horizontally – whatever you prefer and suits the space. It’s a nice way to add a bit of colour to a space without over-committing to anything, you know?




So there is my ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape artwork project #2. My last one is coming later this week – stay tuned!

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  • Christine r.

    We must be twins separated by birth because I recently purchased a blank canvas from home sense to add something hand made to my 3 year old’s bedroom( in progress) and I saw this triangle print on apartment therapy months ago that I was going to do on the canvass! This looks much easier than trying to paint around white triangular space. Must do this weekend! Thank you

    • gemma

      Haha – love that!! Have fun. It really is an easy project to do :)


  • modern jane

    This is so awesome! I love how the triangles are all different sizes. Definitely going into the inspiration files.

  • Vanessa

    That is SO cute! I’m definitely going to try that!

    • gemma

      Do it! It’s super easy :)


  • Kathleen

    I love this project, Gemma! It looks so easy to do and the results are killer. See you at Blog Podium? :)

    • gemma

      Yep I’ll be there!! Come say hello! :)


  • Nike

    LOVE! I’ll be sure to say hello at BlogPodium this weekend! :)