Adding art into your decor is a great way to bring personality to your space. Did you know that you can easily create art using Dixie Belle Paint? Creating your own art doesn’t have to be intimidating. I will show you how you can make your own contemporary abstract art that your family and friends will swoon over. Here is what you need and the steps to create your own art.
Paint five canvases in Dixie Belle’s Cotton and 1 canvas in Caviar.
Once the paint has dried, it’s time to plan the design. Place two of the canvases side by side.
Using your pencil, draw half a circle on one of the canvases. You can also use a can to draw an outline if needed. Keep in mind, the great thing about art is that it doesn't need to be perfect.
Draw the other half of the circle on the other canvas. This will create a full circle when you place both canvases together. Paint each half circle in Caviar.
Using a dry brush, gently brush the wet paint around the outline of your half circles. This will hide any imperfections.
On the next canvas, tape a slightly diagonal line from the bottom to the top of the canvas.
Tape another two lines in a X pattern over the center line.
Add a horizontal line where the other lines meet.
Paint the canvas in Cotton and remove the tape while the paint is still wet.
On the fourth canvas, tape a vertical line slightly more than half of your canvas.
Paint the smaller side in Caviar.
On the fifth canvas, tape a horizontal line slightly more than half of your canvas.
Paint the smaller section of each canvas in Caviar and remove the tape while it’s wet. Using a dry brush, gently brush the wet paint. This will give it a faded effect.
On the final canvas, dab a good amount of Caviar on a small artist brush. Starting at the top left, make small brush strokes in a line moving toward the right side of the canvas. Keep about an inch to an inch and a half between each stroke.
Create another line of brushstrokes moving from left to right approximately 2 inches below your first line. Continue this step until you have filled your canvas. Remember this doesn’t need to be perfect.
Once your artwork has dried, paint the sides of each canvas to give it a polished look.
That’s it! You have created gorgeous, contemporary, abstract art. Find the perfect spot to hang them in your home to showcase your artwork. Happy painting!