Do you guys remember Bri Morris’s awesome blog called Me, You and a Wiener Dog? The blog was hilarious, plus Bri is a genius and meticulous DIYer. Anyway, she shuttered her blog and doesn’t miss it (!!!) but we still keep in touch via instagram. I saw her process shots of this amazing piece and asked her to share it with us on Sketch42!
Here is what she did to make this bad boy:
The inspiration came from cube patterned ables she had seen on 1st Dibs. The tumbling cube pattern has been popular in design forever…
First, she made a small stencil by using tracing paper on her iPad and then transferred it onto heavy matte paper to make the stencil. She traced the design on a solid wood parsons table she already owned that she had primed and painted white. Using a small brush she painted in the remaining squares grey and tried to give it a bit of a fading look just to give it more character and keep it from looking to perfect.Then, she used an 18kt Krylon leafing pen on the squares and actual gold leaf around the table edging to break up the pattern a bit. She claims the squares are not perfect since she freehanded most of it while painting. Looks perfect to me. She tried using painters tape but because of the wood grain the paint would run causing more work. She has since gone over small mistakes and straightened up some of the lines. Since she is still fixing small mistakes she has yet to seal or protect her work. However she definitely encourages this step to keep from further damaging or ruining the design.
You can follow Bri on instagram HERE, I hope she shares more projects with us!
Also, I just started two of my own painting projects and they feel more like a DI-WHYYYYYYY did I do this. Keep you posted!