This DIY geometric wall art was incredibly simple to make. The final result is stunning and perfect for any space.
I have discovered a love for DIY geometric wall art. It can be abstract and colorful and I can actually make it myself! I enjoy actual art too, but for a gal on a budget with a lot of blank wall space, you can’t beat DIY. As I mentioned last week I was inspired to make some art for my upstairs hall after seeing this creation by Sherry @ Young House Love.
DIY Geometric Wall Art
- Painting canvas
- Acrylic craft paint
- Foam craft brushes
- Painter’s tape
How to Create DIY Geometric Wall Art
Use a ruler and a pencil and made vertical lines on a canvas. I also used the ruler as a spacer to determine how wide I wanted my stripes. It was simplest to make them as wide as the ruler.
When I was finished, my canvas looked like this:
At first, I attempted to freehand the painting. I used a tiny paintbrush to outline the arrows. Then I used a small foam brush to fill them in. But it did not work out. The paint bled over and the lines were not crisp.
So on to Plan B, painter’s tape! You can see here where my untaped lines were really wonky and messy.
I placed tape along every third stripe. Then I taped off the points and edges on those stripes. Remove the tape as soon as you finish painting. If the paint dries, then it may peel off with the tape!
Wait for all of the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next stripe. Tape every third stripe, one over from where you started. Then tape the points and edges for those stripes. Continue this process until every arrow and stripe is painted.
The only drawback to taping was that it took a much longer time. I had to wait several hours for all of the paint to dry before painting the next series of arrows.
But the result was worth it! The lines are crisp! And this art is so much fun!
My DIY geometric wall art is currently hanging on the wall between the office and guest room. I’m planning on painting that hall gray, eventually, and the chair that I’m painting navy will be across from where the painting hangs.
My hope is that this will help tie everything together and just take up the big empty wall space in general 😉
I’m pretty much in love with this piece, but what do you think?