How to Make Abstract Watercolor Art – Pinterest Challenge

Learn how to make abstract watercolor art the easy way! This is an excellent beginner craft or even a project for kids.

It’s that time of year again! Time for another Pinterest Challenge!

I’ve been pinning like crazy and thinking about things the new house needs and came up with a few options, but since I spent all weekend cleaning and unpacking and painting the guest room I didn’t have time to make the Roman shades. What did I make instead you ask? I DIYed some herringbone art, inspired by this pin (originally from Our Humble Abowed) watercolor pinterest art

I started by painting some pictures using watercolor paints. It’s been years since I’ve played with them and it was quite fun actually. After my beautiful 😉 pictures were dry, I cut the pictures into rectangular strips. I tried to make the strips as equal in size as possible, but I didn’t measure them. I then glued my strips in a herringbone pattern on another piece of standard size computer paper. After the glue was dry I trimmed of the edges of the strips that were hanging off the paper.

I had an empty IKEA frame that I never hung up in the townhouse, so I chose a spot on the little brick wall between the living room and dining room (it already had a hook) and hung it there.

There is a lot of white between the frame and the matte, so I’m thinking about trimming the matte so there is more of the painting showing and less blank white space. But overall I really like the look overall. And those of you that were cheering for the Roman shades, they are in the works! I should have them finished before the end of the month!

Did you take part in the Pinterest Challenge? What’d you make?!

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29 Comments

  1. I love how the project turned out! Although I do think there’s too much white around it. I’d love to know how you trim that though, since they’re usually cut at an angle and I’m never able to replicate that.

  2. Love it!

    I was actually thinking about doing something like this but couldn’t figure out how I wanted to do it (and didn’t feel like going to the store either). It looks great!!

  3. It’s been fun checking out all the different projects in the Pinterest Challenge. I’ve seen a few of these herringbone paintings, and now I really want one too! It looks like a great way to get in touch with your inner child 🙂 I really like the colours you used for yours 🙂

  4. I like it! I’ve seen lots of this kind of project, but I love that you painted your own paper! So much more personal and fun. We have no artwork hung up, so I might have to try this out!

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