Knockoff: DIY Herringbone Art

I stumbled upon a fabulous blog the other day that you all should DEFINITELY check out. Sarah at While They Snooze is incredibly talented and just recently competed in Creating with the Stars over at East Coast Creative. I was perusing her blog and saw the most magnificent artwork that I wanted so badly for our house. SO BADLY!!!

Here’s one of those times when beautiful things should be admired and not replicated. They never turn out how you want them to. Following her lovely tutorial for her DIY Metallic Herringbone Art, I created my less-than-adequate version of her masterpiece.

Instead of telling you what I did, you can scroll through the photos below of the steps I took. But what you should really do is go and check out Sarah’s art. Because it is amazing. And yeah, you have to click over. I don’t like borrowing photos. Trust me, it’s worth your time.

{A Smith of All Trades} Herringbone Art1

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{A Smith of All Trades} Herringbone Art8

Now that you see my finished piece… what do you think? I wish I had had gold spray paint on hand. I just might try this one more time, even though it took a while. I just love her finished piece and have TOTAL art envy.

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4 thoughts on “Knockoff: DIY Herringbone Art

  1. Thanks so much! I’m glad you tried it 🙂 I’d say add more color in the background next time and space your tape a little closer. I think that will give you more of what you’re looking for. But this one isn’t bad! In fact, this would look really good as a “mat” for a picture. I can see a bright framed photo glued on top. The painting you made would give great texture. 🙂 Like this… http://decorhacks.com/2013/02/layered-frame-and-canvas-art/ – Sarah

  2. This is a completely different technique. She brushed Acrylic paint on hers in an up and down fashion putting it on pretty thick. The only thing you did similar was the tape. . .

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