Showing posts with label easy to do artwork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easy to do artwork. Show all posts

Monday, 3 June 2013

Low-Cost Artwork for a Business

Artwork:


These paintings were completed this week for a local hairdresser. She has recently renovated her salon, and has used black, charcoal and an orange feature wall. These pictures are to hang directly behind the reception desk.

She wanted to keep the decorations as cheap as possible, so I found a way to do these large pictures for her for very little money! I thought it might be a good idea for small businesses who don’t want to spend lots of money on artwork, but want their premises to look funky!

So I used MDF! These sheets are each 90cm x 60cm, so three of them make the artwork quite large. Each of these panels only cost $3.50 each from Bunnings, which means that this whole artwork cost a total of $10.50!! I used paint that she already had (leftover) from re-painting the salon.


The most expensive part of this artwork was purchasing the Command adhesive picture hooks, which were $6.32 for a pack of 4. I purchased three packets of these.


Again, the designs are very simple, and are in a similar style to my Simple Orange Bottles Canvas and my Knife-Fork-Spoon Canvas for an Entertaining Area.

I had to do about 4 coats of the orange, as the MDF needs a few coats over it so that the colour is right.


Then I simply worked out what I was going to paint, I decided on scissors, a bottle of product and a comb. Perfect for a hairdresser!

Once the orange paint was dry, I just painted the designs on freehand. This style will always look funky – you really can’t go wrong with it, no matter what your items end up looking like!


I’m looking forward to delivering these to the hairdressing salon this week.

Happy creating!


Emma

Monday, 8 April 2013

Colourful Blu-Tack Pictures for Children’s Bedrooms

Craft:



This project is a really cheap and easy (and non-permanent!) way to decorate your child’s bedroom! I still have my Blu-Tack Scandinavian-StyleChristmas Decorations on my wall… and the other day I thought I’d expand on that idea and create something for our son James’s room.

James is two now and so I have started to add a few ‘toddler’ things to his room, but his room is really still in the in-between stage. I am going to change it around and make a new bedcover etc for him in about 6 months’ time… but until then, I wanted to put something up that was very easy to change again!


All you’ll need for this project is a few packets of coloured Blu-Tack (which usually costs around $3 per packet). As a guide, I used a full two packets for my decorations here; Poppy used another one for hers).


There are an ENORMOUS amount of options for this project! I just did something up quickly to show what the Blu-Tack can look like. I decided to go with a train, a kite, the number two (seeing James is two, and he says that a lot!), a few letters of the alphabet, and a simple circle, square and triangle.

You could do something along the skirting board, or even something on the roof! A little boy would love an aeroplane! Even Blu-Tack bunting would look fantastic! You can create whatever your child likes at the time.

If you have trouble getting the shape right yourself, just do a google search and find something that you can copy. You can do simple shapes or detailed pictures; stick with one colour only; do large or small designs.


You could also ask your older children to make pictures for the younger one. Poppy did this car… 


and this kite… 


and this lovely little mouse for James!


James loves his pictures. He was talking about them this morning when he woke up in his cot, and I also saw him yesterday trying to put his cars into the carriages and make them stick. So cute!

Happy decorating!

Emma