I was shopping the other day and walked past a frame shop that had a display of abstract art out the front. I stopped, looked and thought, 'WOW, that looks awesome'!
I then looked at the price tag and was surprised at how much they were selling for...a lot!
A few days later, my mind was wondering about that 'awesome art' and I really wanted to try and recreate it myself....cheaply!
In my garage I have big box of old frames, just waiting for a time like this. I selected 3 and gave them a new look with some silver spray paint which I already had left over from the recycled craft from candle holders to displaying nail polish.
I gathered what I needed, put on some music and experimented with different strokes, patterns and spots. The original awesome art was all black and white and I think that's what caught my eye that day in the shops.
You could use different colours but I liked the look of the dramatic black and white.
I used acrylic black paint mixed with a little bit of water, so you could see the brush marks and it was a bit 'flicky'.
I used two different brushes, a medium size and fine one for the spots.
I did add a bit more water to make the spots as then they were like droplets on the page.
I did try a few times to find just the right two that went together. While they were drying, I hovered the frame just over the top of each one to see what it looked like in the frame.
.....and TA DAAAA!
My very own Awesome Art....done cheaply
(well it actually costs me nothing, which is even better)
I hung them, admired them and
then decided that they were just as good as the expensive ones.
Awesome Abstract Art!