Aug 18, 2014
Inexpensive and Easy DIY Abstract Painting
Secondhand canvas (framed or unframed)
Paints (cheap craft paint works great!)
Paintbrushes (cheap foam brushes also work great!)
Step 1: Look through your Pinterest boards to decide what kind of a painting you would like in your desired room. Keep it pulled up on your tablet for a reference
Step 2: Place painter's tape around the mat of the frame
Step 3: Paint white or a light color over the original painting
Step 4: Try your hand at an abstract landscape or something that looks easy enough to do
Step 5: Laugh as your painting gets worse and worse and looks like something a little kid just did in 5 minutes
Step 6: Just for the heck of it paint with your fingers - its fun, trust me
Step 7: Paint over the landscape because you really aren't as good at painting as you had hoped
Step 8: Mix a few of your favorite colors and start painting thick lines faded into one another. Add some white once you finish the base to lighten it up and blend it together more.
Step 9: Take a step back and add more darks for a little more contrast where it needs it.
Step 10: Paint the mat and/or frame if desired. I opted for a white mat and gold frame because those are just the best.
I'm thinking I need another coat on the mat and frame...and I might lighten the gold on the frame a little...it's a work in progress.
Love how it adds more color to my living room. Shout out to my mom who did 75% of this painting with me...I just helped a little ;)