Ever since my husband painted the craft room, I’ve really wanted to create some artwork to display on the walls. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I mostly do crochet and handmade cards… so I decided to branch out and try my hand at DIY Wall Art!
I picked up a few pieces of canvas and a wall art decal from the craft store and I threw myself into a new type of crafting.I started by painting the canvas the exact same color as the wall. After letting it dry, I taped it up in a geometric, chevron pattern and used the wall samples that we didn’t choose for the wall as the colors in the pattern – I didn’t want the paint to go to waste. Here’s what it looked like once I hung it on the wall above the wall art that says “Life is about creating yourself.” A few days later, I decided I wanted to use one of the larger canvas pieces and create an inspirational piece. I used acrylic paint to make a rainbow of color, fading and changing from one color to the next. I then found a clip art tree I liked and tried to free-hand it in black paint on top of the rainbow. The quote is from a Baha’i prayer and says “enable me to grow.” I also framed my paint by numbers painting, which I spent months working on. It definitely deserves a place on this wall!
I then painted another large canvas, but chose to do it entirely with yellow – a very happy color!
I ended up just putting big grey and navy dots on it and deciding that it looked good. Very simple and fun. Though it somewhat reminds me of a close-up of a giraffe.
What do you think? What kind of art would you love to hang in your home?