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Abstract Canvas Art
I'm a firm believer that everyone should be able to afford beautiful artwork in their home without spending top dollar. I'm here to share how to simply paint a beautiful piece of abstract, modern art.

Posted by Kayla J. from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States • Published See Kayla J.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to create a piece of abstract or patterned art. Tips To Diy Abstract Canvas Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with finding your canvas. Do you have an unused canvas laying around the house like I did? Or maybe you found an old piece of artwork that you'd like to paint over. Canvases can be expensive, so be sure to reuse whenever you can!

  • How to create a piece of abstract or patterned art. Tips To Diy Abstract Canvas Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Determine your color pallet. This style of artwork allows for as many or as few colors as you'd like. I chose a vibrant mix of colors to bring some "wow" into my master bedroom.

  • How to create a piece of abstract or patterned art. Tips To Diy Abstract Canvas Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    In order for the colors to blend together nicely, you need to work quickly. This blending happens only if all the paint is wet. In order to achieve this quickness, I mixed the majority of my colors before I started painting.

    Note: Hot pink is a really hard color to mix. So while I mixed all of the other colors myself, I decided to purchase hot pink paint to save myself the trouble.

  • How to create a piece of abstract or patterned art. Tips To Diy Abstract Canvas Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    I'm typically a perfectionist, but with a painting like this you want to move quickly and without abandon. There is no wrong way of painting this, so use smooth brushstrokes, wherever your mood takes you. Have fun with it!!

  • How to create a piece of abstract or patterned art. Tips To Diy Abstract Canvas Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Keep your brushstrokes all in one direction. I only painted up and down to ensure that my lines were all smooth and uninterrupted.

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Huh.. I have a ton of paint and a couple canvases I haven't used for anything else yet. I think I just found my next DIY! Thanks for sharing this! I am definitely going to try creating one! Happy
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sharon.vanzandt.1
sharon.vanzandt.1 · Pueblo West, Colorado, US
I would really like to try this out!
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