Paint the Perfect Vignette Background with tips from the Pros!Create the perfect background with our pro artist tips!
Next time you paint and sip with us in Chicago, you'll be ready to paint the perfect background. Thinking about joining us for an upcoming Project Pet to paint your pet's portrait? Maybe you're bringing the special man in your life (dad, hubby, grandpa, best bud) for Father's Day to paint his favorite ride. With a few tips from our pro artists, you'll sip and paint your way to the perfect vignette for your next masterpiece at Pinot's Palette Logan Square.
In this painting tip video, we show you how to start with bold colors around the edge of your canvas and blend and reduce color as you reach the center of your canvas, allowing the center of your masterpiece to focus on your precious pet, car or other fabulous image. In less than a minute, you'll be painting the perfect background and your next wine and paint party.
Here are the step by step instructions. Pay very close attention to step #3!
Step 1: Pick your canvas.
Step 2: Place 3-4 shades of paint on a palette (a paper plate will do just fine) and pull out a flat tip paint brush.
Step 3: This step is crucial! DO NOT forget the wine! Pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine or beverage.
Step 4: Use your paint brush as a shovel and scoop up a generous amount of your darkest background color.
Step 5: Paint back and forth in a criss cross 'X' pattern to cover the corners of your canvas with the darkest color first.
Step 6: Next, add your medium color. Overlap the edges of your darker color to blend darker to lighter as you go.
Step 7: Work quickly! You can't blend dried paint. Make criss cross motion to blend the paint towards the center of the canvas.
Step 8: Without rinsing, pick up your lightest color, which might just be white! Finish blending all the way to the center.
Step 9: Take a step back, a sip of your wine and smile!
You've now mastered creating a vignette background.
Begin with a generous amount of paint in the corners. Remember, you'll be blending color as you work toward the center.
Be sure to use varying shades of color. This technique works best with at least three shades.
Working quickly is key. Acryllic paint dries quickly and dried paint cannot be blended.
Voila! Are you excited to paint your next masterpiece? Find a paint party and let's put your vignette background skills to work. Cheers!