- cork board
- tape (masking, painting or scotch will work)
- a measuring tape
- a pencil
- foam paint brush
- acrylic paint in the color(s) of your choice
You could definitely do this freehand, but I wanted a little more precision (and don't trust myself at all to just eyeball it). So I started by making a grid. Use the measuring tape to find the vertical and horizontal centers of the board, and lightly draw a line down them with the pencil. Then, I went an extra step and created evenly spaced horizontal rows by finding the center of the top half and bottom half and lightly drawing lines down them. Then I repeated the process again, finishing with one vertical and seven horizontal lines. Then, let the taping begin!
This is where it will help if you have painters tape or making tape that is the width you'd like the lines. Unfortunately, there was a snow storm outside, and I didn't have enough painters tape. I used scotch tape and just doubled the width of the tape for every line to make sure it was the width I wanted. At this point, if your frame is not going to be the same color as your design, you'll also want to tape off the frame.
Mix the color(s) of acrylic paint to your liking. I wanted a very light blue grey for my space that is similar to my logo design, but I didn't have the exact color I wanted, so I mixed a light blue, a light grey and a white.
Then go to work painting your design. This was really the fun part for me. The taping was the work to get to the fun part.