Being creative and creating art for your own home is a lot of fun and can add a special personal touch to your home. With this DIY abstract artwork tutorial, I’m trying to show you how to make an easy, pretty, and unique piece of art. It’s something that beginners can do for sure.
DIY abstract art tutorial
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Today’s piece is very similar to my easy abstract art with only a few small differences. Check out the video tutorial in that other blog post to see what my hands are doing.
For the first layer, I started out by adding white and blue blobs of paint randomly to the canvas as you can see below. You can use whatever color you like.
Next is where the palette knife comes in place. It’s like applying a messy coat of cake icing to create lots of texture.
Randomness in the strokes and hand movements is key here.
I spread out the white first and then slowly work in the next layer of color which is blue in this case. Don’t blend the colors too much.
The next couple of photos shows you how I worked in the second color over several steps.
You can add as many colors as you would like. I only used blue and a bit of teal.
Then I add the gold foil randomly into the wet paint which makes this a mixed media canvas art. Don’t let the paint dry.
When the gold foil is pressed into the paint, I lightly go over the edges with the spatula and a little bit of paint to make the edges look more random.
Then I let the paint dry and apply some gold leaf sealer to the golden areas.
You can also paint the side of the canvas gold or add a frame.
That’s it and all done! EASY RIGHT?
Finished DIY abstract art
I created an entire gallery wall with several abstract paintings.
My favorite art piece is the below turquoise version of this tutorial.
You should give it a try. It really is very easy to create abstract wall art and the main thing is to have fun with it.
I hope you liked the tutorial and let me know if you have any questions.
Other DIY artwork and wall art ideas
Talk to you on Wednesday.