I really hope you guys aren’t getting tired of all the posts about the things I’ve framed lately. It’s just that I’m finish up that office so I can finally reveal it and that’s where all of these things are going. So consider this little DIY modern triangle geometric print tutorial proof that my office makeover actually exists (I know some of you are starting to doubt that) and the more of these little projects I share with you the closer I am to being done. Also, there are several furniture makeovers coming soon, too so bear with me!
I want this office to be full of meaningful things. Not just decorations for the sake of decoration….or staging. I want it too look like it could be in a magazine but I don’t want to have to take out any of the functional parts to take a picture or to have meaningless things on the walls and shelves because all that is, is fluff. I want this space to be…ours.
Of course, this way takes longer. Bummer, that.
Anyway, I’m keeping the space modern with some vintage twists (which I am really excited about!) and I want to create as much of the artwork as possible because it makes me smile. And feel accomplished. You know what I mean, right? So I got this really pretty textured linen watercolor paper and cut it into a rectangle to fit into a 9×12. It cost me a little over a dollar and I used my 40% off coupon for the 9.99 frame. The paint’s a couple dollars so you can do all of this under 10 bucks!
You will need:
- Paper (I cut mine to roughly 7×11)
- Paint (I used DecoArt’s Multi-Surface Metallic in Gold
- Paintbrush (I used a small rectangular blunt tip)
I started by finding the center of my paper and drawing a line. That way I could decide where I wanted to paint my triangles.
From there I drew equally spaced lines above and below the center line.
I used the bottom line as the base of my triangle and the top line as my tip.
Once my main triangle was complete I wanted to draw an inner, upside down triangle so I started by finding the center of the bottom line of my triangle.
I used the center mark as the tip of my triangle and my middle line as the base.
I wanted it to be geometric but random at the same time so once I finished my inner triangle I added a couple of others at random.
Once I was done drawing erased the lines I no longer need. It was time for paint! Always my favorite part…
I used DecoArt’s American Multi-Surface Metallic in Gold. I love the coverage of this paint. It is highly pigmented and the shimmer you get from it is amazing.
I started by simply outlining my inner triangle with the tip of a blunt-edged brush.
Then I filled it in with paint.
Then I outlined the remaining triangles and decided which of those I wanted painted in and which I didn’t.
And then I was done!
And as for that space…I have some baskets on order, a couple more storage solutions to figure out and some cushions to make and it’s ready for the big reveal. Believe me, no one is more ready for it to be over than me. It’s crazy to me that the building process went much quicker than the decorating phase. But what can I say, the right size baskets are hard to come by!
In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy the little victories, like this one.
Are you game for creating your own artwork like this one?