Funky & Trendy Home Decor: DIY Abstract Painting

Funky & Trendy Home Decor: DIY Abstract Painting

If you’re looking for a fun way to freshen up your space and spend an afternoon, this DIY project is for you!

All you need for this project are some basic supplies like painter’s tape, paintbrushes, and a few acrylic paints. The colors I picked up were white, pink chiffon, burnt orange, olive green, muted aqua, and burgundy. You can choose the colors that fit your aesthetic best!

Your canvas can be whatever you want for this DIY. It could be an actual canvas, or you can thrift something to paint. I found a wooden frame from my local thrift store that worked perfectly as a base!

Once you have everything ready, we can jump into the project:

Step 1: Tape off your border. Grab your painter’s tape and tape off anything that you don’t want to be painted. I know this is an obvious step, but it’s an important one.

Step 2: Start with a white base. No matter what color your canvas surface is, it’s a good idea to give it a white base coat. This ensures that the colors you paint on top will show up their brightest!

Step 3: Use a pencil to draw lines. Lightly sketch the shapes you want present in your painting. This gives you a general guide to follow along with.

Step 4: Start painting your shapes.

Tip 1: Paint with one color at a time to fill in shapes. Painting with one color at a time helped me to see how much of each color would make up the painting. It also minimized the number of times that I had to clean my brush, so I’d consider the method a win.

Tip 2: Work smarter, not harder. As you may already know, it’s best to start with lighter colors and then paint with your darker colors. This really helped me to clean up the lines in my painting.

Tip 3: Third time’s the charm. Most of my paint colors needed three coats to be vibrant and not streaky. Don’t be afraid to go back in with paint and perfect your colors.

Step 5: When you’re finished painting, let it dry and find a space to display it! Enjoy your art and graciously accept all the compliments you will receive from visitors. (;

Which colors will you choose for your painting? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram. Let’s chat!

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