Welcome to week 3 of the One Room Challenge! For this round, we decided to make over our living room! So far I’ve shared an introduction with before photos, a to-do list, and inspiration photos as well as the plans for our DIY entertainment center! This week I’m sharing a DIY watercolor gallery wall I created with ombre watercolor wall art.
I’ve wanted a gallery wall with white frames for a while now. Everywhere I lived previously had beige or white walls but once we moved into our first house I finally had colored walls! Our home was painted with North Star paint color SW 6246 by Sherwin-Williams and I knew the white frames would really pop against the pretty blue/gray walls.
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DIY Watercolor Gallery
The ombre water color is super simple! I recommend using watercolor paper because it’s heavier and made specifically for water colors. I didn’t use fancy watercolors though; just Crayola watercolor paint! The hardest part is choosing which colors to combine – so let your creativity run wild!
Start on one side and paint on the first color in a back and forth motion moving slowly down the paper. Always start at the top (where your color is darkest) and move toward the middle. Then move to the other side and do the same thing – working your way to the middle where the two colors meet. That’s it!
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