There's no question that finding the right piece of art to hang on your wall can be difficult and expensive. DIY abstract art is the answer to your problem! This easy tutorial will teach you how to create beautiful and affordable artwork for your home that you can customize to your home's color scheme.
This is a fun (and cathartic!) project. Anyone can do it... even kids! It's a perfect activity to keep the kids busy for an hour or two.
Programs for DIY Abstract Art
There's many ways to create your own DIY abstract art. You could use a program as simple as Paint that's included with Windows or alternatively a program such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro (which is what I have). If you don't have any software like this, there's lot of similar online programs too (Pixlr is a great choice).
Step 1: What you want to do is start with a pretty large image. The larger the better for good resolution. I created mine 2500 x 3600 pixels (this is the recommended minimum requirement for size).
Step 2: Choose a color that you want to work with. Select the paintbrush tool. Play around with the options for the paintbrush. I like some of the "splatter" effect ones. Experimentation really is key here.
Change paintbrushes and colors and play around with it until you get a picture that you like.
Step 3: When you're done, use the settings within the program to "blur" or "soften" the image:
Again, experiment with blur, soft, motion blur etc. until you're happy with the final product:
Step 4: You then want to save your image as a .jpg or .bmp file.
It's as easy as that!
I uploaded three of the "art works" that I created to Vista Print and had them printed on 5 x 8. I placed them in some white frames that I had previously bought from Ikea and hung them up on the wall!
Can you believe it's that easy to make you own DIY abstract art? These pieces really add the pop of color I was looking for to my room. The best part is, if I decide it's time for a change in 6 months, I don't need to feel guilty scrapping them.
If you're having a hard time finding the right art work for your home, this DIY abstract art project is just for you! Have fun with and it give it a try!
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