Since I am always on the hunt for affordable artwork, I thought I would share one of my other CIY artwork projects with you. I mean, there is nothing better than displaying your own artwork in your home, right? When you do, you have complete control of the artwork itself. I like the look of expensive artwork, however, my beer budget can only get me so far. That’s why I try to mimic (i.e take inspiration) from artwork that I would only be able to afford on a champagne budget.
When I was decorating our back bedroom (aka my studio) I wanted to get some artwork but didn’t want anything expensive. I was at Ikea collecting all of my decorations (yay for Ikea for having a HUGE selection of affordable options!) when I came across this black and white floral patterned fabric. Instantly I thought it would go well with my black and yellow themed room. When I saw this fabric I thought it looked like a page out of a coloring book. So, I grabbed my markers and went to town coloring the flower balls yellow! The possibilities are endless. This is so easy even a kid could do it! That is, if they can stay in the lines!
Hmmm…It appears as though I need to invest in a level when hanging my pictures…
I also bought my frames from Ikea. I painted the plain wooden frame black. I took the plastic cover and laid it over my fabric, traced around it, and cut out my fabric so it was the same size as my frame. I then colored in the flower balls with a yellow marker.
I took my colored fabric and placed it in the frame. Hello, one-of-a-kind artwork!
I used a similar method with the below artwork. I googled flowers, picked the styles I liked, printed them off in black and white, and then colored in the white parts of the flower yellow.