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.
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.
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.
Squeeze on your second colour on in and around your first colour.
Spread it around with your palette knife.
Do the same with the remaining colours.
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.
Due to the thickness of the paint it will take a while to dry. Personally I love the texture.
Yes, 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?
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