I love a quick art project! As I was preparing to (finally) hang some art on my walls, I was thinking of ways to keep my costs low and make my own wall art and the answer was as simple as making this paint scrape art with a few colors that matched the scheme of my home. Within 5 minutes, I had a colorful piece of art that I love.
Playing with paint never gets old, and this is a fun project for adults who want to make a quick piece of art or for parents who want to make something with their kids.
You can scrape the paint in different directions to achieve different shapes, and I think my favorite is to scrape it at an angle so that it resembles a shooting star or a rainbow.
- Cardstock (recommended over printer paper)
- 3-5 colors of paint
- Wallpaper smoother or similar, such as a credit card
- Paper towels
Remember to cover your workspace before starting! After all, working with paint can get messy.
Lay a piece of cardstock flat on a covered surface. Place several dots of paint at the top of the paper where you want to start the pattern. They should be directly next to each other for best results.
In one swift motion, scrape the paint downward with the smoothing tool or a credit card. You can either scrape straight or wiggle the scraper to create other shapes.
Clean off the remaining paint on the scraper with paper towels. If there is paint left at the top of the paper, you can either scrape it off (away from the pattern you just created) or use a paper towel to blot it away.
Set the paper aside to dry completely before framing or hanging on the fridge. You can also use this technique to make homemade cards or other paper crafts. Have fun with it!