It's the season of organization and purging, and it's high time to get real with ourselves. Let's talk about the junk drawer. You know the one I'm talking about. The drawer that holds everything and anything: takeout menus, a few rubber bands, hardware from that IKEA chair you bought two years ago, and an orange-handled pair of scissors. Maybe you are one of the blessed few who has managed to avoid the never-ending pit that is the junk drawer. Good for you - gold medal in adulting. If you are an actual human being like the rest of us, or just need a place to put all your tools, why not roll'em?
Marbling is gorgeous on just about any surface. It's the perfect way to decorate your home, your clothes, your walls, your cakes, etc., so I decided to test out a new way to make beautiful marbled art with fluid painting. You can make abstract art with fluid painting techniques using any regular acrylic paint, glue and water, and each piece turns out completely unique. Grab your favorite colors that match your home decor, and you'll quickly have a piece of art to brighten your walls.
Um. I love this. Can I tell you the ways? It's easy. It's a great DIY gift idea. It's customizable. Oh, and did I mention easy?? Yeah, that's the big one.
On first glance, this trio of European landmarks looks like quick sketches on aged paper. But look again a little closer and you'll see that they are made from something much different.
We've all seen them: hideous paintings that look to have come from a dentist's office circa 1991. Thrift store specialties! But before you pass by these massive works of, um, art, consider their inherent value. A new canvas is expensive. A sad thrift store painting is not. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Let's fix this thing with some DIY art!
Char used canvas and chipboard to replicate Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE. The project couldn't be easier, and the
Becca from Blue Cricket Design shows us how to make pretty bird wall art using, I might add, some of my favorite
Oh my goodness, rugs are such a pain to purchase. They're either 1) crazy tacky, or 2) crazy expensive.
So, make your own. Begin with a preprimed canvas, and get creative. The result is a surprisingly durable floor covering that can be as graphic or demure as you design it.
The lovely pieces of art seen in the pic above were made with a bucket and a plastic cup. Seriously.
To make one for your own, you'll need:
Have some old ceiling tiles laying around? You might want to think about using them as ‘canvases’. That’s just what art instructor Carrie, known as orangesoc12 on Flickr did. Although, her tiles weren’t just laying around; they were actually in the ceiling of her classroom. She had her 8th grade students take them down and draw on them--using Georgia O'Keeffe for inspiration--and then they put them back up. You can see more examples of her...
Ariana Page Russell suffers from a skin condition called dermatographia. According to a recent article, ‘Dermatographia, which literally means "writing on the skin," is a disorder that produces hivelike welts on the skin when scratched. Russell, 29, always blushed easily while growing up, but it wasn't until her teens that she noticed she could draw designs and patterns on her skin.’ She uses a blunt needle to trace the designs and then...
Although IKEA doesn’t market this print on canvas piece as an image of Audrey Hepurn, it certainly looks like her to me, but you can be the judge. When I saw it at the store yesterday (while trying to find the 'shortcut' to lighting) I thought of badbadivy’s glorious rug, and although this 35½" x 35½" canvas might not be as impressive (it is only $79.99) it just might give you the Audrey fix you’re jonesing for.