For this project, we used 1/2-inch artist's tape to map out the octagon and 3/4-inch tape for the square (it's also available in a 1-inch width).
Tools and Materials
- Measuring tape
- Metal ruler
- Water-soluble pencil
- Artist's tape
- Blue painters' tape
- Single-edge razor
- Semigloss paint (in one or two accent colors of your choosing)
- 1/2-inch flat nylon brush
Geometric Designed Door How-To
1. Remove door from hinges. Using measuring tape, determine the dimensions of your door and the spacing of the squares (for this project, we created three 22-inch squares). Using ruler and pencil, draw each square.
2. Place artist's tape inside the outline of each square; lightly rub to smooth.
3. Adhere painters' tape along the outside and inside edges of artist's tape=. For the strips of painters' tape on the inner part of the squares, miter the corners using razor to create a clean edge.
4. Remove artist's tape, and paint the space between the pieces of painters' tape. Let dry.
5. Wipe off pencil marks with a damp paper towel.
6. Repeat process with octagons. (Ours are 3/4 inch from the outside edge of each square.)