Monday, February 3, 2014

DIY Abstract Art


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Ours was mostly laid back and not nearly as productive as I had planned. I did finish this art work I had been wanting to try for a while though. Dana at House Tweaking did the most beautiful art work and I have been wanting to give it a try. My piece is smaller than hers so I did it a little different. I also did not have exactly the same paint as her but I am SO pleased with the results.


DIY Abstract Art - the colored door

I used Martha Stewart craft paints. Metallic gold, pearl mother of pearl and metallic light gold.

DIY abstract art - the colored door

I started with a canvas that was 2ft by 3ft and painted the whole canvas in Sherwin Williams Alabaster in a flat finish. Then I taped off the area on the canvas, I changed the bottom at the last minute. I measured a little just to get the V as close to the middle as I could get and I measured the space between the lines so they were close. I didn't need it to be perfect, but I know myself and it could not be way off or it would have bothered me.

DIY abstract art - the colored door

I used a 2" angled brush and dry brushed the paint on so it was not a solid color. I just put a very small amount of paint on my brush and brushed from the middle of the V up.

DIY abstract art - the colored door


DIY abstract art - the colored door

I love seeing the brush stokes, it adds so much texture and movement.

DIY abstract art - the colored door

I am not sure if this it the final place this piece will land but I love looking at it. It is in my bedroom right now but I don't spend much time in there so I might need to find a place downstairs where I can see it more often.

My bedroom is always the last place I decorate, maybe I should focus more on that room,  I just don't spend that much time in there. At least awake.

DIY abstract art - the colored door

Do you spend much time decorating your master bedroom? Or do you focus on other areas first? Have you tried any art yourself? Usually I try to make something but I always see the flaws and have a hard time loving it. I can't believe I like it this time. Sometimes simple is the best way to go.

Have a wonderful Monday!




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24 comments:

  1. I love this! So simple yet very modern.

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  2. This art is so fun! It looks almost like woodgrain to me - I love it! Visiting from The DIY'ers link party :)

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  3. Thanks Brynne! Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

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  4. Love this idea Tammy! You did such a great job! I have a canvass waiting for a DIY artwork, will give this a go! Jacqui www.brookeeva.com

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  5. What a great idea! I'm looking for art simple like this and will have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love DIY art! This looks so modern and easy to do! Thanks for sharing how you did it. I'm hopping over from Create It Thursday--have a great night!

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  7. Erica {let why lead}February 6, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Stopping by from Imparting Grace! Love this! I saw Dana's and loved it too. I wouldn't mind making my own version someday!

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  8. I definitely neglect the master bedroom and it shows. This is awesome! I may have to borrow your idea and do something similar!
    #workitwednesday :)

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  9. Very nice! One of the projects I'm looking forward on doing soon will be to paint geometric designs on canvas, and then hang them in my dining room. :)

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  10. This is a creative DIY, thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  11. This is so neat! I love the outcome! Thanks for sharing on Twirl & Take a Bow last week!

    - Brooke -

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  12. Hi! Just thought you'd like to know that you were featured this week for Do Tell Tuesday. Thanks for linking up! http://www.aromaofhim.com/2014/02/do-tell-tuesday-link-up-10.html

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  13. What a fun painting project! I love that you used metallic paint.

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  14. Thank you Jessica! Yes the Master bedroom always seems to be last. Maybe someday I will finish it.

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  15. Glad you stopped by Erica. You should give the painting a try, it is pretty easy.

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  16. Thanks Kelley! Good luck painting, this is an easy one to start with.

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