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Topic: I am not an artist. Help with easy art?  (Read 4293 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008 01:58:45 PM »

You could also try some magazine strip art:


« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009 06:36:29 PM »

Another great, super-easy way to fill your place full of 'art' is to make 'found art'. Basically anything will look amazing when you put it in a frame- just make sure that you mount whatever you want to showcase behind something (construction paper or scrapbooking paper works great for this) - black goes nice with almost everything. We decorated my friend's house with tons of these frames, and we used things like pressed flowers, old coins, a five dollar bill, pieces of grass, an old letter of her mothers...the ideas are endless and they look fabulous.

And if you do have a digital camera, a very, very handy option is your macro button (most standard digitals now have it on them) It's the button that looks like a little flower. It lets you take really amazing close-up pictures of say, things like berries, leaves, flowers, your eye, etc.

And then just a little side-idea that you  might want to try and look into- colouring pages. I've found that colouring what's called a mandala can look really nice framed in a room. They're very intricate pieces of circular art that have a real interesting history behind them. And they're very fun and relaxing to colour. =P There are plenty of websites full of freely-printable mandalas you can play around with and colour.

Hope that helps you a bit. =)


« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2009 07:02:37 AM »

Stencils on canvas EZ wall art. Cool

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2009 04:14:52 PM »

I love collage when I want something simple an impressive looking.  If you have an eye for color and texture, try layering different images, written words, papers, some paints, lace, buttons, etc on a support.  If you pick a theme, like an emotion, issue or event (love, hunger, a day at the beach), it helps to guide the project :-)
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2009 09:45:16 PM »

1)Stencil/trace an img. you like on to a canvas
2)take a ruler and drag out some of the lines you in the picture
3) start painting every time you hit a line change shade/tone/color
4)hang on wall
This is pretty much how one of my art teachers told us how to do simple cubism pieces.

Look into Islamic art, it's very geometric in nature. do some of your own geometric drawings and get some stamps (the kind used for borders) from your local paint/hardware store and do something with that.

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