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DIY Abstract Art
Artwork is one of those things that can totally MAKE a home. Inject a room with artwork that you love, and all of a sudden it will feel so much more personal and like you. It brings the life to a space, you know? The hump that people sometimes face is that it can be expensive. Thing is though, if you look around and get creative, there are so many budget-friendly ways to bring interesting artwork into your home (I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to collecting DIY artwork ideas). I recently needed a piece for above our mint and gold buffet, and had a very specific colour scheme and look in mind (and a zero budget). The solution? Paint my own DIY abstract art.

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  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Diy Abstract Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Artwork is one of those things that can totally MAKE a home. Inject a room with artwork that you love, and all of a sudden it will feel so much more personal and like you. It brings the life to a space, you know? The hump that people sometimes face is that it can be expensive. Thing is though, if you look around and get creative, there are so many budget-friendly ways to bring interesting artwork into your home (I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to collecting DIY artwork ideas). I recently needed a piece for above our mint and gold buffet, and had a very specific colour scheme and look in mind (and a zero budget). The solution? Paint my own DIY abstract art.

  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Diy Abstract Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    What you’ll need:

    -A stretched canvas, whatever size you want (you can get canvases from any art/craft store like Michael’s, Joanne’s, etc). A white or black canvas works, as you are going to layer lots of paint on so it doesn’t really matter what colour you start with.

    -Paint. Acrylic or even leftover latex wall/furniture paint (This set of paints is a great kit to get started with – I like this budget friendly but good brand)

    –Liquid gold foil

    -Paint brushes

    -A plate for mixing your paint

  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Diy Abstract Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    I had a white canvas left over from a previous project that I used for this DIY artwork. It was big and just the right size for above the buffet, and I had already painted the base white (it had been something else before). I had mis-placed my easel (guys, you don’t even want to see how disorganized and crazytown our storage area is looking right now…), so I just painted my canvas with it leaning up against a chair. #makeitwork

  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Diy Abstract Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    I started off by applying a little bit of liquid gold foil paint with a delicate paint brush to a few areas of the canvas. This is what adds that bit of glam and extra dimension to your piece. It’s much more intense than regular gold paint, and easier to use than applied gold foil. I use this one by PLAID and really like it.

  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Diy Abstract Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    You want to make sure that your entire canvas get covered with paint so you get depth and dimension – just put lots on, and then if it’s getting too colourful or dark, blend in tons of white over top.

    I was going with mostly horizontal strokes to begin with, but then added some vertical in the bottom corner to again add more interest.

  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Diy Abstract Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    And if gold is your jam like it is for me, then seriously do the gold foil thing. It adds so so much to the canvas.

  • How to paint a piece of splattered paint art. Diy Abstract Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Hang, and get ready to get all kinds of comments and questions on where you got your new artwork! I promise people are going to be super surprised when you tell them you DIY’d that bad boy.

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