You don’t have to go for strong colours to break up a big blank wall. Instead, focus on creating interesting textures and using pastel hues for a large-scale piece that will team well with neutral furnishings.
Gather your supplies
Large rectangular stretched canvas
1.5kg tub of Uni-Pro Multi-Purpose Filler
- Step 1: Working quickly, cover entire canvas with filler. You do not need to be neat.
- Step 2: Using a stick to scratch filler, divide canvas into 7 sections.
- Step 3: Create a different texture in each section – press a glass rim or back of spoon into the filler, use a stick to scratch a pattern, drag a fork through it or crosshatch. If you don’t like an effect, smooth it over and try again. Allow to dry for 48 hours – a fan or hair dryer will help speed up the process.
- Step 4: Paint canvas in white and allow to dry. Paint each section in colour of choice (grey, opal or silver), then let dry. Paint over sections in white – on some, apply a light coat for a wash-out look; on others, use heavy vertical or horizontal strokes.
You’ll also need
Jo Sonja’s Artists’ Colours in Silver, Nimbus Grey, Opal, Titanium White; paintbrush; fork; spoon; glass; stick; spreader or old credit card