Inspired by the work of artist Nancy Ramirez, two stellar Refinery29 interns collaborated on this easy-does-it way to spice up an empty wall. There's no need to be intimidated — this project is doable for any level of DIY-er (it's actually supposed to look a little imperfect!). All you need is a paintbrush, your fave colors of paint, a canvas, and some painter's tape. After you've assembled your supplies, prepare to channel your inner Picasso, because your masterpiece is but a click away.
From the moment we spied this Nancy Ramirez painting on Pinterest, we were smitten. Our next thought: How can we do that? Even better, how can we help you do it, too?
To do this project, you'll need:
A canvas, in any size you choose
Acrylic paints in your preferred colors, plus one bottle of white paint
A paintbrush (or two, if you'd rather alternate brushes than wash one between colors)
A disposable plate, wax paper, or scrap cardboard to use as a palette
Paper towels or a drop cloth to cover your work area
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