Easy DIY Abstract and Watercolor Art
In the DIY world, “abstract” means that I can put some paint on it and it might actually be accidental, but it might end up looking really good! And the organic, free-form spirit is perfect for kids and non-artists alike.
Abstract Art DIYs
A Beautiful Mess gives you step-by-step instructions for creating a piece like this stunner.
Two-tone is good, but gold makes it better! (Tutorial here.)
Expensive tastes don’t have to actually be expensive! Dans Le Townhouse used cardboard to make some Rothko wannabe abstract art pieces.
This colorful stained glass art looks so fun to make! (Smart Schoolhouse)
Dress up the abstract by painting a herringbone pattern over it (oohilikethat)
Watercolor Art How-Tos
Watercolors are a schoolroom standy, and the colors can be so beautiful! You don’t have to be a practiced artist to use this medium for some great artwork.
An ombre-style brushstroke art is easy (Bigger Than The Three of Us via Remodelaholic).
Or go bold and use many different colors for a different style (Cuckoo4Design).
Bubbles make beautiful organic shapes and the colors blend so gorgeously! (BHG)
Watercolors even make simple circles look amazing, and I love that style of floating frame! (Art Bar Blog)
You can use tissue paper to get a similar watercolor look (Fiskars).
And even permanent marker on tile can give you some lovely marbled watercolor designs. (Sharpie Blog)