Last week I gave you a peek into my work space/craft room/kids area.
All of the art work in there was made by myself or the kids.
It’s insanely cost efficient, crazy easy, and something to do when you are in the midst of the final four. Ever notice how the bulk of my crafting projects are accomplished during major sporting events? Except golf…I catch up on the lost hours of the late night.
Lots are generally scared to make there own art, but shouldn’t be.
Geometric art is super easy and a good neutral when you keep it simple and clean, so it will basically blend in with what you have. Just start with a good shape, trace and fill in if needed.
Yes, it is that easy.
I had purchased four canvases for the space above my cubby storage unit. I knew I wanted to add more height, so I bought one that was 36″x24″ and three that were 12″x24″.
I painted the #5 in about two minutes with just acrylic craft paint and it dried in a manner of minutes, while I did the other.
For the other three, I opted for an hexagon to fill the space properly. And a gold sharpie.
1. Take your dimensions (I knew I wanted to make three rows down and about six shapes going across), and figure up about the size you need. Using my silhouette, I cut out several. They tend to get wet and bleed with the sharpie after being used over and over.
Check and double check. Line the shapes up to make sure they fit.
2. I started out drawing three, going down and across and opted to work my way down and then across so I wouldn’t get the spacing off.
3. Keep the shapes together to avoid gaps or uneven lines.
4. Work your way across….
5. I went back and filled in each canvas differently. One with stripes around the hexagon, one completely filling in the spaces between.
6. And the last I opted for tiny dots in the middle of the hexagons.
Line up and hang up.
While the dog sleeps….