DIY | Easy Geometric Art

Some art from an artist for you today, a huge welcome to Beatrice Clay who’s taking over while I’m away!
Yes yes, I intended to make that super nursery rhyme like.

Easy Geometric Art by Beatrice Clay | Squirrelly Minds
You can find almost every kind of paint, paper and embellishment in my kitchen turned art studio. I’m primarily a painter, but before landing back in front of the canvas, I experimented with a number of mediums and techniques, including jewelry making, letter press and printmaking, and collected a whole lot of supplies over the years.

Although I’ve arrived at my happy place and embraced my medium of choice – the easel and paints – I still make time for easy and fun craft making projects like this Geometric Art print. It will be the happiest 8.5 minutes of your week!

Ready?
Let’s jump in.

Easy Geometric Art by Beatrice Clay | Squirrelly Minds
The supply list is short and if you’re already a crafty maven, you’ll have what you need to make some Geometric Art goodness. If not, then you can find all of these supplies at your neighborhood craft store.

Here’s what you’ll need
Watercolor or Mixed Media Paper (something heavy that will hold your paint)
Washi Tape or Painters Tape
Paint – Gouache, Watercolor, Acrylic are all fine (use what you have)
Paint Brushes
Palette paper or paper plate for mixing your paints
Here’s what you’ll do

Easy Geometric Art by Beatrice Clay | Squirrelly Minds
1. Secure your paper on a clean surface using 4 tiny pieces of washi or painters tape on each corner.
2. Once secured, now it’s time to make shapes using the washi tape by placing long strips of tape across your paper in different directions. I tend to start with placing one long strip of tape across my paper first and then use this strip to anchor all my other stripes of tapes.
3. Aim for shapes that vary in size. And rub your fingers over the tape to remove any air bubbles and to ensure a crisp clean line.
4. Now, decide on your color palette. If you’re stuck, think about where you will place your Geometric Art print and the color scheme of that location. Still stuck, head to Pinterest and use keyword: “color crush” for color combination inspiration. The possibilities are endless.
5. Once you choose your color palette, mix your paints.
6. Now the fun part begins! Using your paintbrush, start to paint the spaces in between your washi tape. As you’re painting you may want to add more washi tape to create more shapes, this is totally fine and encouraged!
7. Once you are done painting your shapes, let your Geometric Art print dry (25-30 minutes). Once dry, carefully remove each strip of washi tape pulling it toward the line/side of the geometric sharp. Doing this will ensure that your lines are crisp and the paint won’t bleed or crack.
8. Viola! You’re done darling!
9. Your Geometric Art print will look great framed or unframed.
Easy Geometric Art by Beatrice Clay | Squirrelly Minds
You’ll probably want to make a few more prints in other color palettes cause they are oh so fun and oh so easy! Try the same process on different paper sizes and share the Geometric Print love with your friends and family. These cuties are great for adding pops of color to your home and workspaces.

Who is Beatrice Clay?
writer. artist. beautiful life maker. Beatrice Clay believes a beautiful life is within everyone’s reach; one just has to choose it and create it. Not quite sure where to start? Let me help. I’ll hold your hand. Welcome to inspired by Beatrice Clay: the art & design of a beautiful life.

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Comment (22)

  1. Wavatar MJ says:

    I love Beatrice Clay. She inspires me to get back to something I loved as a child: ART! This is a great project I can do with my daughter and her cousins next week. Will share our results. So simple and beautiful, I would love to bring the love of art to a child.

  2. Wavatar Rochelle says:

    Great tutorial! Nothing like a good geometric print.

  3. Wavatar Amber says:

    love this! I can totally have my daughter and her friends try this next week when they get bored!! I love it when I have all the items on hand!

  4. this is super cute and a fun affordable way to decorate your space and make it personalized at the same time!

  5. Cool! I can’t draw but I sure could do this!

  6. Wavatar Ariel says:

    Love this, BC! Fun, easy, afforable and just super cute. Me and my 5 year old would have a ball with something like this lol. And I have most of the items already so that’s a win!

  7. Wavatar Stephanie says:

    This is adorable and looks pretty easy too! I’ll have to try this with my girls!

  8. Wavatar Tara says:

    As a painter it’s inspiring to be reminded to stop and do something quick and fun to change it up and keep creativity fresh! Thank you!

  9. This looks great BC you did an awesome job!

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