DIY abstract art + frame | tutorial

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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I have been wanting to make some black and white abstract art FOR-EV-ER.  I always chicken out because me and loosey goosey super creative art don't jive.  It intimidates me big time.  I wanted to give it another go and found myself ubber frustrated half way through so I ended up tossing the paint brush over to Izzy and telling her to go at it how ever she wanted.  Kids.  They're so much more creative than we are.  It helps that they aren't filled with all that self doubt.  I'm glad I gave her the paint brush.  And, it makes it so much more special to me knowing that she had a big part in it.
  • wood (mine is a precut 2 x 3 piece)
  • spackling and spackling knife (optional)
  • paint and paint brushes for the art
  • wood strips (I used two 2ft pieces and two 4ft pieces)
  • small hand saw
  • spray paint for the frame
  • gorilla glue
  • clamps

Now that you're done with the art it's time to make yourself a frame!

  • 2 x 3 wood piece (reused from art gone bad project) - FREE
  • paint, spray paint, and other misc. (on hand) - FREE
  • wood strips for frame - $8.00
Not bad for $8.00!!!
What do you think, are you a fan of this type of art???  Have you tried to make your own before?  Did you love it or hate it?  I'm still not sure I could do it completely on my own again.  Thank you Izzy and your fearless creativity!

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  1. LOVE! looks so cool!!!! and love when the kids are involved!

  2. I love b + w abstracts and yours turned out fab! xo Kristin

  3. Love it! In fact, sending on to a friend who has a blank canvas she wants to do "something" with. This could be that "something"! Don't you love it when a plan comes together? Awesome.

  4. What a fun project to do with the kids! It turned out great.

  5. It's amazingly awesome. I love it. And I love that she made it.

  6. Wahoo, love your thrifty ART!! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday :)

  7. Amazing! Lovely and can't believe your budget.

  8. Beautiful job! This is definitely on my to-do list! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers!

  9. $8! Girl you are thrify and talented. Wonderful visiion.


  10. looks great, that black and white art is so in. I especially love it in the gold frame!

  11. No way $8 ~ it looks fab, so does your styling!

  12. I have been wanting to make some black and white abstract art FOR-EV-ER. ...

  13. I have been wanting to make some black and white abstract art FOR-EV-ER. ...


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