diy minimalist art

diy minimalist art

guess what? for as creative as i can be, i am no artist, and i'm not a millionaire. combine these two things and you have a girl looking for an inexpensive way to create art in her home. i've been so inspired by minimalist designs and art and wanted to find a way to create a piece of art for our home without breaking the bank. so follow along if you're into the aforementioned!

what you'll need:

1. a charcoal pencil. i purchased mine from Michaels; Derwent.Charcoal in 'dark'

2. quality paper, i had some white card stock lying around, i think i purchased it from wal-mart

3. access to a printer, and an online search engine that will provide you a guide for your trace

4. a frame. i purchased mine from Crate & Barrel, may i add that it is one of my favourite places to shop for the home

 so to start my creative project, i googled some images and found that i loved this one, simple and easy for me to tackle since i didn't win artist of the year. because the card stock is thicker than regular paper, i placed the print out on top of the card stock, and used a pencil to trace the image and leave an indentation on the card stock for an easy guide.

so to start my creative project, i googled some images and found that i loved this one, simple and easy for me to tackle since i didn't win artist of the year. because the card stock is thicker than regular paper, i placed the print out on top of the card stock, and used a pencil to trace the image and leave an indentation on the card stock for an easy guide.

after tracing out the image, i decided that it looked too 'clean' and used my finger to smudge the charcoal to add some character.

voila, the completed art! i decided to also do a larger image for a bigger frame that i had.
 
well, there you have it friends! 10 minutes and i'm pretty happy with how my diy art turned out, what do you think? thanks for visiting! xo




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