DIY Art for the Non-Artist
DIY Art for the Non-Artist
Here are some simple art projects you can use for inspiration to make artwork for your own home. Customize the colors or design for your taste or decor.
1- Frame(s) with mat
3-watercolor paint (choose your colors)
5-metallic paint (optional)
Look at your local thrift shop for some frames with mats.
Try to look past the horrendous “art” inside the frames or even the frame color. Look for good quality frames and nice mats. You will be removing the art and you can always paint the frames.
I used quick straight strokes with water color paint. I chose to use various blues to go with my decor.
I then added some metallic gold using the Precious Metal Effect Paint.
Now, it is ready to hang in my husband’s office.
Tissue Paper Art
1-Several sheets of multicolored tissue paper
2-Watercolor sheet to fit your frame.
4-Fiskars Paper cutter (or scissors if you just want squares)
5-Metal Effects Paint
I found this frame at Goodwill.
I used about three coats of turquoise spray paint to paint the frame.
For the artwork, I used the Fiskars paper cutter with the large scalloped edges to cut a variety of tissue paper colors.
I laid them sporadically over a large sheet of water color paper that I cut to fit the frame. I lightly used glue stick to stick them to the page. You cannot use regular glue or it will ruin the tissue paper. YOU MUST USE A GLUE STICK!
I then painted some geometric shapes (mostly squares) throughout the background. I again used the metallic paint.
..and it is finished. I really like how this turned out. I was hesitant at first to paint the frame turquoise, but I now definitely think that was the best choice.
1-Craft sticks (popsicle sticks)
I loved this one! I had left over plywood from another project to use as my background. I spray painted the sticks in a couple shades of turquoise, yellow, red, white and used a spray stain for some too.
I laid them down horizontally and vertically and not necessarily even or any coordinating color pattern. I did not want it to look manufactured. I used wood glue to adhere them to the particle board.
After it was dry, I added a hanging hook to the back and mounted it to the wall.
Live Love Laugh Canvas
3-Acrylic Paint and brush for the heart
4-Wall Vanity letters
I purchased a large canvas from Jo-Ann’s and the “Live, Love, Laugh” mirrored phrase. I used the two shades of turquoise and lightly sprayed little “clouds” over the canvas.
I used metallic silver to paint a “cloud” where I was going to paint the heart later. This was super simple and dried super fast. I was able to add the mirrored phrase almost immediately. I then painted the red heart using Liquitex Acrylic paint.
What do you think of these ideas? Please share some of your own artwork projects with me. We can inspire each other.
Here is a clip from the show to see these projects in action.
All of my supplies came from the fabulous Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store.