To create this chevron backdrop you will need the following supplies:
Ruler/ Yard Stick
Painter’s or masking tape
Paint ( I used acrylic)
You need to divide your poster board by how thick you want your stripes to be.
I divided this poster board in a 3” x 3” grid format ( you can divide your grid into any size that fits your needs). I drew this grid with the pencil. Make sure you draw your grid lightly, as you will need to erase some grid lines once the painting is dry.
Once your grid is set, you can start drawing the chevron pattern. To do this, you draw a light line, corner to corner, across the middle of your square. ( Please see attached photo for more detail)
After your entire Chevron pattern is drawn, you can start adding the painters tape. Making sure you line up the painters tape with the edges of the chevron pattern is important. Skipping every other row will give you a white row and one row of color. Press firmly to make sure the tape is sticking. This will make sure the paint won’t bleed through.
Once the tape is set you can start painting. Using a dabbing or blotting technique with the brush will help keep the painting from bleeding under the tape. Depending on what color you are using , you may need to repeat this step several times.
Once the paint is dry, and I mean dry! Be patient as the paint will take at least 30 minutes to dry thoroughly. Only then peel off the tape. You will see some edges may have moved or paint may have bled through! Keep a white paint on hand to fix the tiny imperfections. At this time you can erase pencil lines you may see.
And Voila, we have a simple , yes tedious D.I.Y. Chevron backdrop. This project might take some time to accomplish. But the end result is very fun and looks amazing as a dessert table back drop, or it could even be used as a work of art. The possibilities are endless.