Showing posts with label modern artwork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label modern artwork. Show all posts

Monday, 22 July 2013

Building Block Stamp Paintings

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This project would have to be one of the SIMPLEST and EASIEST artworks I have ever done on this blog.


I wanted to create a large size, modern painting in neutral colours… but of course with minimal cost! It’s similar in technique to my Sweet Potato Stamp Painting, but takes less time. I have also used children's building blocks for stamping before - they work well!

I used MDF panels again for this project- they’re so cheap at $3.50 each from Bunnings, and they’re a very decent size (these ones shown are 60cm x 90cm each). I didn’t even worry about painting the MDF first for this project – the brown colour gives a really nice natural tone against the white. It’s just the look I was after!


The other good thing about using MDF panels is that they’re very light and easy to hang. I’m going to hang these paintings with a few of those Command picture hanger sticky strips on the back of each panel. Sorry about the orientation of this photo...


Completing this project really was quick. Firstly I selected one of my children’s building blocks for the stamp shape. I chose this block for its square end size plus its length (I wanted to easily hold it when I was doing the stamping).


I used plain old white paint – whatever you've got in the cupboard will do. Then I just started stamping straight onto the MDF and kept on until I’d finished! 


The whole project (from start to finish, getting paint out on a tray, then cleanup etc) took me 1.5 hours. Easy! As you can see, the stamping isn't perfect, bu it doesn't matter. It'll still look good when all the stamped squares sit together.


It’s a pretty nice large artwork for about $10 in total (if you include the paint).

Give this project a go! – there are endless possibilities for design and colour.

Happy painting!

Emma

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Modern Sand, Sea and Sky Painting

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This is my favourite new artwork I made this week for my home - it's going to hang in the hallway for the time being, but once I get my renovations done I think I might move it to the dining area.

This was really simple to make. I hope you have a try and show me how you go! 

Using a ruler I drew lines 3 - 4 inches apart horizontally across the card. Then just hand drew random scallops along each row and painted them white. 


Once I had the depth of colour coverage I was after I added the additional two colours.



Do this until you are all finished. Then just frame and hang.

Happy painting!

Caity x

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Paper Petal Artwork

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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