I need something pretty for our living room wall that is easy, fun and DIY. So the hubs and I made a Modern Lines Art for our living room. And it turned out awesome!
Let me first admit, I am not a DIY queen. I am no Young House Love or a Beautiful Mess. My DIY talents are very limited. Basically limited to super easy project that hold my attention and don’t make me throw it all against the wall.
Having a bigger house with a lot more empty wall space, we really needed some art up in here. And you know me, I’m always looking for ways to make things from scratch and save a little money. So why not make our own art.
My goal is something with clean lines, a bit of color and slightly modern. This art DIY project is one that anyone and I mean anyone can do! The hardest part is deciding on colors. From there, it is easy peasy.
I have to say this was so easy and fun to make! It made us feel like artists! Viola! And best part about it, is that it cost us $23 dollars TOTAL to make. Oh and it does NOT look DIY at all! I have had people ask me where I bought it! Seriously.
So if you are looking for an a splash of color for a plain wall, give this a try. I promise you will be impressed with your artistic abilities.
Modern Lines Canvas Art
Based on Weekend Art Project.
Notes: we used a large canvas. And you can find them at any hobby craft store. Ours is from JoAnn’s Fabrics. To keep the art piece 2 tone, use 2 paint colors. But if you want to make more of a color statement, feel free to use as many colors as you would like.
There is no right width for the painter’s tape. I like the lines to be thinner but you can definitely experiment.
- 1 canvas*
- 2 small different paint colors* (one is the main color, the other is the accent)
- 0.23 inch painter’s tap*
- 2 paint brushes
Start by clearing some space for the art project. We did it in the garage. Place the canvas on an elevated stable surface.We used 2 saw horses to lay the canvas flat.
Lay out the paint, paint brushes and painters tape.
Use painter’s tape to create straight lines on the canvas. Make sure to tape over the edges too because you will be painting the sides too! Get creative, crisscrossing the tape lines and making different size triangles.
Once the tape is set. Start painting the triangle that you want to be your accent or POP triangles. Then paint the rest with the main color. Try not to paint over the tap if you can. Also, paint over the canvas edges too.
Let the paint dry for about an hour and a half. Then carefully remove the tape. Allow the canvas to dry for another 6 hours before hanging up in utter AWE.