The use of blue chalk lines really helped in keeping the pattern straight. The angle of the XL 2.5″ Purdy paintbrush worked well in creating the sharp diamond points.
Truth time. This wasn’t a tremendously hard project, but it did take 3 days to finish due to the drying time that each coat of gesso, paint, and varnish required. I agree with Martha that stapling the canvas onto a sheet of plywood or old door would be MUCH easier. It was a little tough to paint the canvas just lying flat on the ground. However, due to the large size of canvas I was creating, the plywood would have cost more than the finished project so I opted not to do this step.
I think the end result was worth the time investment. What do you think?
This project would be great in a breakfast area or outdoor living space. Let me know if you create your own.