DIY ideas to try...
|Image via Flax and twine|
Although I've studied art, and am probably quite an artistic person, I don't consider my self a painterly artist....and I truly believe that anyone can create a piece of art they will love!
|Image from Bliss at home|
|Image from cuckoo 4 design|
|Image from making lemonade|
Carrie from Making Lemonade simply framed some gorgeous marbled paper to make this art for her walls. You can purchase it here. Marbling is very trendy and stunningly decorative in an abstract way, and why not try to DIY your own?
There are lots of tutorials online on marbeling , using different techniques...I would like to try marbeling some fabric to stretch onto a canvas, or using spray paints, like the fabulously artistic, Alisa Burke did here.
Watch this space;)
|Image from Dans le townhouse|
It just doesn't get simpler than this....but Tanya from Dans le townhouse has created a very striking piece of art, that can easily be made as huge as you'd like!
If you are a pattern lover, how about making a wall hanging, using a favorite fabric, or drawing out a pattern on some canvas like I did when I made my tribal wall rug, above.
|Image from Alisa Burke|
Lastly I just wanted to give another mention to all round creative genius, Alisa Burke.
Her blog is one of my go-to's when I need some inspiration, and you may find her tips and tricks for painting large useful...it has some great advice on both techniques and material....and some budget busting tricks as well!
Also check out her pinterest page for loads of inspiring and arty tutorials.
So what do you reckon?
Are you ready to get the paint brushes out and get creative?
Do you feel inspired to inject some truly personal and BIG art in to your interiors?
More than just being a budget friendly option if you'd like to add some BIG art in your home, making it yourself has loads of added benefits:
You can make it to the exact size you want/need, in the exact colors you love, creating a truly custom piece that will fit perfectly in your interior!
And of course, art doesn't get more personal that this:
It doesn't matter if you are following a tutorial on the net, or even hacking a great, but un-affordable piece of art you've seen (Disclaimer: I don't endorse ripping off artists work for commercial gain, but taking inspiration from and making similar art for your own enjoyment is ok ;))....the expression in your efforts will always be slightly different to your inspiration, and your choice of colors and technique (Or lack of ;)) will add a personal touch to the artwork...
And what a statement to make in your home!!
A big piece of DIY art will definitely wow your guests and be a true conversation starter...
....and who knows: You might just find your new passion: I find it incredibly soothing to play around with paint and colors, and revel in the process!
If you need some more inspiration, please check out my pinterest board ART for loads of inspiring artful pins.
And I will be back this weekend with a tutorial on how to make your very own BIG graphic poster!