Do you have an old cracked cutting board lying around? Have no fear! You can turn that old cutting board into a new canvas! The more cracked and warped, the better!
Step 1: Choose the Side You Want to Work on and Sand It!
I chose the side without the black stain, but I think it would still look great if I used the other side. It could add texture and character to the non painted spaces.
I sanded down the scratches and cuts on both sides, just in case I changed my mind later.
Step 2: Choose Your Colors and Brushes!
I think that black and white are essential for this project. You can use them to lighten and darken the other colors, and use them by themselves.
I chose yellow, teal, and green, as well and black and white. I used these paints to make a variety of colors, keeping my colors similar.
For paintbrushes, chose a few fine brushes.
Step 3: Start Painting!
It may be easier to set a guideline in pencil first. I freehanded mine, but it is not even or straight. I think it gives it character.
You don't have to paint a pattern, paint whatever you want!
I decided to start with a border around the edge, moving inward to create a mandala-like pattern.
Step 4: Go Back and Add More Detail!
It's the little things that matter. Get your general pattern down, then go back periodically and add little details. Don't obsess over one area at a time.
Step 5: Be Creative!
Be creative and have fun!
I'm super happy with how mine turned out, and I'd love to see yours!