How to Paint Ikat Patterns

How to Paint 4 Ikat Patterns:  Child at Heart

I wrote a post a while back about my ikat painting in our house.  It’s been pinned thousands of times but I don’t think it’s a great tutorial for showing HOW to paint the pattern.   I decided to make this little video of 4 of my favorite ikat inspired patterns to help people actually see how I did it.  I just finished a new HUGE ikat canvas for the living room and LOVE LOVE LOVE it 🙂

**My son was out there the whole time and was SO quiet.  He’s two years old so that’s really hard 🙂  Yay Cole!

Click here to see all of my ikat projects I’ve done so far.

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  4. Tanjul Sarkar June 7, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

    it was a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing. Have recently started to paint on canvas and wanted to paint one ikat pattern for a gift. Thanks’s was really helpful.

  5. Habiba April 3, 2015 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Hi…I absolutely love this. Thanks for the tutorial. I was wondering what brand watercolors do you use? The colors are so vibrant.
    Thanks again.

    • Deonna April 7, 2015 at 12:42 am - Reply

      I’m not sure what brand they are but they are the cheap ones from Hobby Lobby 🙂 I looked just now and I must have pulled the sticker off when I bought them. Please share pictures with me if you create one of my patterns!

  6. Lesley March 7, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Lovely – thank you for sharing. found you through pinterest. will be checking out your youtube vids for more diy stuff.

    • Deonna March 7, 2015 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks I only have a few videos right now but hope to do more 🙂

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