How To Paint Buffalo Check Plaid

Buffalo Check Plaid

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If you have been out of your house at all lately, you’ve seen all the home decor covered in buffalo check plaid! It’s trending for sure!

I decided to take on buffalo check with a paint brush first and then a palette knife. The results turned out super cute so I had to share with you!

Here’s a little video tutorial teaching you you to create a buffalo check background that can be used in so many ways!


Here’s the finished black and white background. It turned out soooooo cute!

I used these items in the video.

Palette Knife:

Small Flat Paint Brush:

Acrylic Paint in white, black, grey, and navy blue:


You can do this! It’s super easy and turns out so sweet! Give it a try and let me see what you paint using buffalo check plaid!



8 Responses

  1. Charla

    Thank you! Love Buffalo check ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Emily Mancini

    Loved this lesson. At 81, never too old to learn something new.

    • Amanda Hilburn

      NEVER! 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Emily!

  3. Karen Lund

    Amanda, Thanks for the tutorial. I recently discovered Blue Bird and your palette knife videos. Lots of fun. I did the buffalo check with a small sponge brush which worked pretty well. Also, as an editor I want to point out that \”end result\” is redundant. Just say \”result\”.

    • Amanda Hilburn

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 and thanks for the grammar tip 🙂

  4. Donna Reed

    So happy I found you. Im a pallet knife beginner and love your style. I hope you open your closed group soon so I can join!

    • Amanda Hilburn

      Oh yay! I’m so excited that you are painting! I am still contemplating an opening date 🙂 Are you on my wait list?