Thursday, February 6, 2014

Easy DIY Art

Any fans of Bower Power out there? 
Of course there are. If you haven't read her blog before, read two posts and she'll quickly make it to your daily reads list. This specific post is about a DIY art that I tried, that she calls knife art.

Pretty much anything DIY related scares me away. I always love the idea of it, but just don't have the confidence. And if it doesn't scare me away, I normally am bored with whatever I'm trying to create 30 minutes in. But this little project? I executed from beginning to end (it was took just the right amount of commitment to keep me entertained) and am very pleased with the result. 

Focus your little eyes to the colorfulness on top of the bookcase. 

In love? Me too. 
This is our den area (read, the room that I hang out in to blog and stay out of my husband's way when he has to work from home) It might not be the perfect home for them, it took a while to even find that place for them. But they sure added a pop of color to what was a rather boring white space, so I'll let them stay. 

Katie Bower has a great tutorial on how to make this here
Did mine turn out as well as hers? Well, no. But they still put a little pep in my step when I see all of those beautiful shades of blue and green staring at me. 

My favorite part about it is how the colors blend so perfectly imperfect. There's no math to how to do it, which is probably why it was so enjoyable. You really just can't mess it up. 
(again her tutorial gives the play by play). 

If blue and green isn't your thing, it would really with any color scheme. I just happened to have the same colors she used on hand. She also has hers on one longer canvas, and mine is broken up on two shorter ones. Again, just happened to have those canvases. Which means this project happened with out a trip to Michael's!

This might be just the perfect project for those of you stuck at home with more snow days! Or for those of you that are like me and like a good, easy to complete DIY art project.

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