Thursday, January 12, 2012

DIY Art

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

My blog will start featuring weekly projects.  Each Wednesday will feature a new project.
This week is cheap art. I will be staging a home of my daughter's friend. Since I will be doing this for free-there is no budget. Creativity will have to reign on this one.

I had some place mats that were very textured and had some metallic threads running throughout. The muted colors have the feel of a modern painting.That is the idea that popped into my head.
Light weight and easy to reverse the project.
Lay the place mats out to see the visual impact.
Originally I wanted to have the grain two different directions,
but the metallic threads reflected the light and changed the color.
Make sure it look the way you want before attaching the sections


Colored Duct (DUCK) Tape

Add the Duct Tape to the back to combine as many place mats
as you like.

This place mat was 15" across. Measure and mark the middle.
Glue a picture hanging hardware to the back.
If the place mats are heavier, make sure to secure
 it properly with something other than hot glue.


A quick tip. Place a dot of hot glue on the bottom corners to
keep a picture from sliding and becoming crooked. Let it dry
and it does the same work as the expensive rubber bumpers.

I am thinking of using all three panels as a backdrop for other items.
It adds weight and presence to this small mirror.
If you prefer plain -they look like modern art panels. The would make a great headboard too!



I want to thank everyone who left a Happy New Year message. Thank you for your kindness-may this be a wonderful year for each of you.
Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. That's really clever and looks amazing. Great effect for no budget. ann :-)

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