All of the time at home lately has afforded me the opportunity to try things that have been in the back of my mind for a while. I’ve always believed there’s some inner artist hidden deep within me so for the sake of my sanity–and updating the look of my mantel–I tried my hand at painting more abstract art.
It’s by no means “perfect” but is any art, really? I’m not sharing this with the intention of showing you the right way to do this but more so, that maybe you’ll feel inspired to grab what you might already have around the house and try something new.
Here’s a quick step-by-step in pictures of my process. The first step was actually going up to my attic and grabbing this big canvas of a past art-gone-wrong project. I lightly painted white over it before I started, intentionally giving it some uneven texture. And, before you ask. . . I didn’t really preplan the supplies for this project but used what I had on-hand. I used some left over wall paints, a bottle of white acrylic craft paint, a paint pen I found in my kids’ supplies. . . I just experimented to see what would happen.
When I started painting this, I originally envisioned the bottom as the top but it just felt better when I flipped it. I also brought it in one night and leaned it against my mantel when I thought it was “finished.” And, it started bugging me. Every time I looked at it, all I could think was “patchwork.” I knew it needed something else so I took it back to my garage and added more white.
The moral of the story is, just keep playing until you feel happy. And if you can’t get there, paint over the whole thing and start again. I’d love to see your work if try your own art project. Tag me on Instagram or use #EACstyle.
See another super easy art DIY here.