Saturday, August 11, 2012

Easy wall art DIY

One of my favourite things to do is painting groupings. I am a huge fan of art walls and I love creating pieces that go well together and form a perfect set. 
This one is really easy to make, it takes not more than an hour to finish and is also budget friendly! I've called it the "Four Seasons Set" and I'm going to show you how to make the Spring piece. All other ones need the exact same techniques and are just as easy to make.


 For this project you are going to need a couple of old book pages (I've used an old recipe book and a math textbook - my revenge was full.), some ordinary A4 paper,  paint and brushes, a pencil and a black marker and some dry glue. You can pick whatever paint you have - both acrylics and watercolours would work just fine.

 
 1. First off, take your pencil and draw your favourite pattern on the book page. You can choose one of my patterns or create your own - either way - don't draw anything other than your pattern outlines. Adding texture will come later on.

 2. Fill in with paint. Make sure not to apply layers that are too thick - you want to be able to see the writings. This will give your drawing texture and will make it more interesting. In my case - a person can look at an art piece and solve a math problem at the same time. Use similar colours and add white paint or more water to make them look paler. 3. When you're finished and your piece is completely dry, start overlining the pencil markings with the black marker. This will give it a more defined look and will make it pop out. You can then add different textures like little dots, thin lines or markings.


4. Once you're finished with the overlining, create a frame. If you don't have a steady hand, use a liner to create a thin frame around your drawing. Try to match the thickness of the lines for a better look. 5. Add dry glue on the back of your drawing and place it on the centre of the A4 paper. It is now ready to be framed!

Make two or three more to create a beautiful set and hang it on the wall, or use the framed drawing individually as an accent in your home. Have fun improving your place! :)
 

9 comments:

  1. I really like this - it looks great and the making looks easy,too :)

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  2. that is such a great idea!!! i love this!

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  3. so cool lily, i like that you used book paper

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  4. This is SO cool!!!!! :) I love simple ideas like this.

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  5. This idea is SO freakin fantastic! I love the understated seasons. I will definitely have to try this one.
    Nicely done!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  6. these pieces are so much fun! adore the creativity!
    xo TJ

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  7. Oh I love this idea! Really pretty - might attempt this for my friend who is buying her first house and moving in soon!

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  8. I love this! This would be so cool for my living room. My husband loves shapes.

    Chelsey
    thefairfox.com

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