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HOW TO: GRAPHIC WALL ART


Make a bold impact in any space by creating colourful and graphic wall art. This geometric art is easy to recreate and works as a great alternative to expensive framed artwork. Customize the look by selecting colours that reflect your rooms unique décor.


SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIME NEEDED: Approximately 2.5 hour

Scotch® Brand Supplies:

Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic™ Tape, Green

Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Pink

Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Blue

Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Orange

Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Blue 2


OTHER SUPPLIES/TOOLS

Utility knife

Measuring tape

Chalk or pencil

Ruler

Scissors





HOW TO:


Start by Measuring the length of your headboard. Using your chalk make a line at the exact middle of the headboard. Then decide how high you would like the outer pyramid to be (I chose 38” tall) and mark perpendicularly to the middle of your headboard.


Next, draw rough lines using your chalk, from the top of the pyramid to the outer edges of your head board. Use these lines as a starting guide for your pyramid.


Begin by placing your first colour of washi tape (in this case Green) just above the top of the pyramid and pull down to the outer edge of headboard and cut. Then repeat of the other side over lapping at the top. Make sure to leave extra tape at both ends.


Now, place your next colour below the first and repeat with until you finish all 5 colours. Repeat again until you have 10 strips of washi tape. To finish repeat the first colour one last time for 11 strips of washi tape on either side.





Now for the center triangle inside the pyramid….


Starting from the bottom, measure four inches up from the left and ride side. Using your chalk, draw a straight line.


For the sides of the pyramid you want to measure 4 inches, parallel to the inside of the pyramid.


Pro tip: do not measure 4 inches down from the inside point -> this will give you a different

triangle shape.


Repeat on same side and using your chalk connect the dots to create a rough drawing of your triangle.


Next, repeat the same steps used to create you pyramid, making sure to leave excess tape at all corners and of course, adding on the bottom line.





When you are all done setting your washi tape, you will want to remove the excess. Place your ruler vertically from the top corner of the pyramid, straight through to the bottom. Using your utility knife (in the other hand) carefully and gently cut straight from the top to the bottom.Once you have done this, you will be able to easily remove the extra pieces of tape and you are left with a clean precise corner.


Note: if you are doing this on drywall just be sure to apply only light pressure when using your utility knife.


Repeat same steps with inner triangle.





Last but not least, remove any chalk or pencil markings and smooth away any lumps and bumps using your hands or a bank card :)


Pro tip: This would also work nicely behind a couch!


Looking for more home décor DIY tips? Feel free to check out the Scotch® Brand blog Inspiration That Sticks for plenty of tips 😉


Scotch Expressions is a trademark of 3M.


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