Get excited! After lots of you asked for instructions, I’m here to show you how to paint buffalo plaid – it’s easier than you think! It’s the perfect background for signs and more.
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Paint Buffalo Plaid
–3 colors of craft paint (I like gray tones if you’re going to use the plaid as a backgroun, so a white, very light gray, and a mid-light gray)
–surface to paint on (wood, canvas, etc)
—wide painters tape (narrow makes the pattern too busy)
Buffalo Plaid Paint Video Instructions
I put together a video to really walk you through the steps, it’s just a few minutes long and will really help in understanding how to tape off your project:
Buffalo Plaid Tutorial Instructions
If you’re more of a tutorial person, I have that for you too!
First up, paint your surface in the lightest color and let dry. Then tape off stripes evenly spaced. Use a piece of tape as your “spacer” to measure the width apart that you’ll need.
Paint the exposed parts with the medium color and let dry.
Remove the tape and rotate your project. Then tape stripes again perpendicular to the first set. Paint the exposed areas.
This time, do not remove any tape. Rotate your project again, and re-tape over the areas where the white lines used to be.
Paint in the exposed squares the darkest color. Let dry. Then remove all the tape and voila!!
Merry Christmas Plaid Sign
I used a plaid background when I made my Merry Christmas sign – I love how it turned out!
Topped off with a box for extra cuteness. Now it’s ready to hang on my door!