{Art Fix} Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Colour Saturated Life | Art Fix

It has been a while since I shared an Art Fix post so I am so excited to bring you another installment in this series which shows you how to create inexpensive, easy DIY art. Circular art is becoming a real trend right now and I personally am quite partial to it. So I thought I could show you a quite simple and inexpensive way to create your own. My version involves the ever popular DIY item…the embroidery hoop! I love these because they are cheap and lightweight so it doesn’t take a lot to hang them. I don’t know about you but sometimes I can get quite frustrated hanging things on the wall.

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

I wanted my hoops to be darker so I stained the outside ring and spray painted the screw black but you do not need to do this, I just personally prefer darker wood. Next cut a generous amount of canvas for your hoop and stretch it through the hoop making sure it is tight. Cut off the excess canvas and tape it to the back of your hoop.

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Spread the first colour over parts of your canvas. I started with the lightest colour first (white) and then added more saturated colours as I went along. The idea here is to squeeze a good amount of paint on the stretched canvas and use your palette knife to loosely spread it around. You don’t have to be precise just slap it on nice and thick. The thicker parts will add texture to your final artwork. I was very generous with my paint.

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Squeeze on your second colour on in and around your first colour.

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Spread it around with your palette knife.

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Do the same with the remaining colours.

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Lastly I added some dots of black and slightly smudged them with the palette knife.

Finally hang your artwork on a nail. I chose to hang a collection of three hoops in different sizes – 14 inch, 16 inch and 18 inch.

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Due to the thickness of the paint it will take a while to dry. Personally I love the texture.

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern Art

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Embroidery Hoop Modern ArtYes, maybe it looks like my kid painted it but then so does a lot of modern abstract art so I am good with that! I really love painting with a palette knife, it is a lazy way to paint but so much fun! What do you think, is it something you would try for your home?

Thanks for stopping by….I hope you have a wonderful weekend! See you next week….

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  • Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living - July 13, 2015 - 9:04 am

    These look fab Gilly! I have similar hoop art in my living space, but I printed images straight onto canvas paper. I love them and such an inexpensive art form!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - July 14, 2015 - 7:41 am

      Love that idea Ashlea! Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • Nyda - July 1, 2015 - 5:29 am

    This is so easy, cool and fun. We can also do it directly on a canvas. I am so gonna try it.
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  • Nyda - July 1, 2015 - 5:27 am

    This is so easy, fun and cool. We can directly do it on a canvas as well.
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  • Bethany from The Southern Couture - June 27, 2015 - 3:13 am

    These are so cute. Sometimes DIY décor is the best and most inexpensive kind. Way to go!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine Hart - June 27, 2015 - 2:18 am

    Heck yea I’d try it! It’s funny you say it looks like something your daughter did. When I was a little girl, my dad took me to this art museum and clear as day I remember coming up to this HUGE painting and thinking, “what’s so great about that, I could do that!!” Since then I’ve always liked abstracts. Thanks for such a great idea!

    Kristine 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - June 28, 2015 - 10:38 am

      I always thought that way when I was younger too, but I like it a lot more now and I know how much work goes into them. Thanks for stopping by Kristine!ReplyCancel

  • Brianna - June 26, 2015 - 6:27 am

    I just made my first piece of modern art. I love this idea too. Know that I have one under my belt I want to add more, like this, throughout my home! Thanks for the idea.ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - June 28, 2015 - 10:36 am

      Good on your for giving it a go! It is such an easy and inexpensive way to update your home.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny @ Refresh Living - June 22, 2015 - 2:21 pm

    I love the texture as well! These give a perfect pop of color. You make it look so easy in your tutorial, but you sure do have talent for creating beautiful pieces of art (and furniture)!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - June 23, 2015 - 11:16 pm

      You are so sweet t say that Jenny! Thanks for stopping by! xoReplyCancel

  • Georgia @ Silver Spiral Studio - June 19, 2015 - 1:39 pm

    These are amazing!!! Such a creative idea and they look fabulous – classy and simple. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂ReplyCancel

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