Ellie and I made these over the weekend with some old canvases and acrylic paint. They were totally random (we used brushes, paper towels, fingers, and even a paint cap to spread paint) and I could not recreate them exactly if you paid me a million dollars.
It was NOT as easy as I thought it would be to achieve this mostly blended look that I wanted. But by the end, after a few do-overs, I found a definite technique: I’d start with 2 or 3 colors in the corners of the canvas. I’d blend them with white, but not too much or the colors would get muddy. Then I added more white where it needed a pop, and blended some more to soften the transition between colors. It sounds kind of vague, I know.
Now, to go scrape the paint of my floors, table, island, grill, and one cabinet door.
What’s that? A drop cloth you say?
Sorry, never heard of one.