A SIMPLE GEOMETRIC WALL ART + TIPS
I slowly picked up all the tools I needed, silently walked to the spot, (literally walked on my toes). On reaching there, I closed the door in slow motion, without any trace and locked myself.
All of a sudden, I was scared to death, when my little sister (who came back home from school) shouted, “ammmma,… I feel something fishy! Where is akkka?”
Comment below if you have ever faced this situation- “Troubles you face while planning something to surprise your family, when the siblings, (whom you know will break the suspense), are searching for us!”
Hi, Welcome to Diarytale!
After a long time, I want to surprise you guys (even my family), with a new colorful wall art. This is my most favorite kind of topic among the bunch, I write. (Hope it is your favorite too). And I believe, this is how bloggers celebrate special occasions with their readers. Special occasion? Wondering what? I will break the suspense at the end of this post.
WALL ART IDEA
There is this wall in the balcony, painted in pastel pink. It has been over many years since painted. The wall has been dirtied and stained all over. And then, I decided to brighten up that space with some wall art. (I mean, why not?)
THE LOVE FOR GEOMETRIC SHAPES
I planned to paint the wall with some simple ideas, that you can re-create it in your wall. Also, I had a secret crush over geometric shapes lately. So, I came up with this idea. The only things in my mind were:
The basic requirements for this wall art are:
- Paint – acrylic paint.
- Paintbrush – synthetic brushes.
- Pencil – Artline pencil.
- Scissors – Godrej scissors.
- Paper – for planning.
- Painter’s tape. – Tape.
Planning is an important step, that you should not skip! Take a rough paper, scribble it roughly till you have a clear idea, what your end result is.
I had many attempts in bringing down, what I picturized in my mind. Do scribble until you get, what you have in your mind or take a reference.
After having a plan, start measuring the wall. Have a rough margin and an idea of how many triangles will fit in.
To have a perfect wall art, do not miss this step! My wall is about 7.5 feet approx, and in the rough margin, 10 x 14 triangles can fit.
Since we are going for a “random color” wall art, Choosing color palette is essential and must do it before starting to paint on the wall.
There are many types of color schemes or palettes you can choose and work with. I simplify those palettes into 3:
In my wall art, I used both warm and contrasting colors.
Cut the cardboard into an equilateral triangle. This is used as a template for our wall art.
Triangle size: 20 x 20 x 20 cm. (approx 8 x 8 x 8 inches)
Do not buy a new cardboard. Instead, you may have cardboard boxes from online shopping, lying around the house. Take it and use it here as a template. Do not throw it away.
THE PAINTING PROCESS
Initially, sketch the triangles on the wall with pencils using the cardboard.
After completing outlines, keep the cardboard aside. Now take a painter’s tape.
Use a painter’s tape while painting to get a sharp-edged triangle.
Paste the painter’s tape all along the borders and start painting.
You can reuse the tape again and again until the sticky side is dried up.
If you choose a color, eg: red, paint that red color where ever you planned to have the red color. This helps you in preventing re-mixing colors all over again.
You can play with paints by mixing different base colors, to get secondary colors as you need. Also, you can either increase or lighten the intensity of the color.
After the paint is dried up, remove the tape slowly. Also, you can apply a sealant to protect your art from dust, etc.
Halfway through the process.
This is the final look of the wall art. Added some extra details like furniture too. The interesting fact is that they all are handmade. Except for the books!
The chair and stool are handmade. They are from a local shop.
Soft blue mat is handmade by my ammamma (grandmother).
This beautiful smocked cushion is handmade by my cousin Lawanya.
The special occasion you were wondering about is, DIARYTALE‘s first-year anniversary! Yaay!!
Here is the youtube video of the progress of this wall art from scratch.
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