Showing posts with label cheap artwork for your home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cheap artwork for your home. Show all posts

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Paper Petal Artwork


This week I thought I'd make some new artwork for my bedroom. I was looking for something modern, yet relaxing in style.

I love this pattern - it's based on my Pretty Petals Quilt I made last year. 

This was a simple, and inexpensive way to make something new for my home.

I bought the card from Spotlight and cut out simple hand drawn petal shapes.

Next, just lay them out to fit a frame you have. Make sure you balance the colours out so no one colour dominates any part of the artwork.

Once you are happy with the layout you can secure each petal with a little bit of glue - you don't need to use anything too heavy duty as you don't want the glue to seep through. 

Then simply put it into your frame, hang and admire!

Happy crafting and a happy Easter to everyone.

Caity x

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Wrapping Paper Art


I'm in the process of slowly doing up my 1960s house. It's taking a while, but I'm really enjoying doing a lot of it myself. 

One challenge that has been difficult though is finding art for my walls at an affordable price. I've bought a few things off etsy, made a few things myself and been lucky enough to already have a few great pieces. 

But I had one wall on the landing, outside all the bedrooms I just couldn't find the right piece for. Then, about 4 months ago I was out browsing the shops with friends and found the most lovely wrapping paper - and I had a brilliant idea - why don't I just frame the wrapping paper as my 'art'.

I mean, it's so lovely, it's cheap and really, if I get sick of it it's only going to cost me another $5 for more wrapping paper and I can just change it over!!!!

The frame is from ikea and it's a perspex sheet instead of glass, which I think I prefer - it makes the frame so much lighter to hang and also means if it were to fall off the wall then there won't be a major disaster to clean up!

Happy creating!

Caity x

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Square in a Square Painting


I have been needing a new painting above my bed for a while now – the empty space has been bothering me but I just haven’t been able to find anything I like (in my price range)…

So this weekend I thought I might take a leaf out of Em's book and do my own painting.

This painting was super simple and was inspired by a print I had seen at Freedom a couple months back. I bought the canvas at a local discount shop for $20 and for the paint I just bought sample pots in 2 colour shades and mixed the third.

To achieve nice neat edges, I used painter's tape. It was a very simple project to do and now my room looks lovely with my new painting hanging above my bed.

Caity x

Monday, 10 September 2012

Clip Art Botanical Prints


Don’t you just love the look of pretty botanical prints? I made these for next-to-nothing using Clip Art and some clip frames, the ones that come with mounts. I purchased these frames at a bargain shop, but I can't remember which one!

This is yet another very easy and quick project. Firstly, I selected two botanical pictures that I liked from Clip Art. Then I simply printed them on a standard laser printer.

The mounts on the frames were actually black, so to get the look I was after (soft and white!), I simply turned the mounts over. They were a little discoloured in spots, but that just added to the look of the picture!

Then I put the prints in, and clipped up the sides of the frame. I’ve got two hanging together and they look so pretty.

Happy making!