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.
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!
Let’s jump in.
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)
Palette paper or paper plate for mixing your paints
Here’s what you’ll do
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.
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.