DIY abstract art

Alright - I know nothing about art so if you're sneering at my attempt at "abstract art", I don't blame you. Call it art or not, I will let you know that this is a fun little craft project that my mom taught me when I was only a wee girl, so as you can imagine it is extremely easy, and (in my humble opinion) the results aren't too shabby either!
Materials

Paint (acrylic or watercolour)
Paintbrushes
Paper or card stock
Frames

Method

1. Cut paper to suit frame size and fold in half.

2. Unfold paper and use paintbrushes to randomly paint, dab, create spots on paper or card stock along the fold line.

3. Fold the paper in half again and press down for a few seconds. Unfold the paper and you'll have a symmetrical piece of 'abstract art'!

31 Responses to DIY abstract art

Midnight Cowgirl said...

So pretty!

Linda said...

Well...aren't you the smart little artist!
Those are adorable...
Great job, Trish!
You should make some for your baby's room! If you haven't already!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Jessica said...

Very pretty. I really need to try doing some artwork soon.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Michelle said...

I remember doing this as a kid as well! So much fun and your right it does look like abstract art :) Nice work x

My Garden Diaries said...

So pretty you!!! Hey I was an art teacher for many years and art is what you want it to be! I love the colors and the symmetry of these pieces! Great work...thanks for sharing...gonna give it a go!!!

ARIEL C said...

That's pretty cool :)

Ariel xo
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Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Definitely art and definitely beautiful! I love it, Trish!

Anouka K said...

Your art looks great! The colour combinations and possible outcomes you can create with this technique are infinite.

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

Wow, that's very creative! Great concept, you're really talented Trish. :)

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Trishie,

Fabulous artwork and thanks for sharing.
Wishing you a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Shirley Tay said...

You're painting abstract art pieces & I'm painting my home. Nevertheless, we're both artists, aren't we??

Susannah said...

At playgroup the other day we did that except we did a long oval for the centre part of a butterfly. Then we just added antennae. It's going to be so much fun when you get to craft with your baby :D
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Tina Bradley said...

Gorgeous! The use of color is in each of these is stunning. I'm now itching to get the paints out! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

I like it, it looks great! Effortlessly artistic :-)

Johanna said...

You did a great job! Love these. I am going to commission you.

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

This was how we do art with watercolor back in elementary. I liked doing it and especially the results. It's been awhile.

Your color choices are very pretty.

cquek said...

Superb art...

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

So easy and so pretty! I really like the colors you used Trishie!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

The colors are great & the artwork is too :-)

always, koru kate

Kim Alston said...

These are so pretty! You did a fabulous job! I want to do this.
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Amy said...

Love your abstract arts! I think I did this when I was a little girl in school....and it would be a fun craft project with my kids too. Thank you so much for your inspiration and brings back my memories. :) Can't wait to try this.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I like it! So easy even I could do it :)

Sam said...

Your creativity continues to amaze me! Love this beautiful art idea!

Mani said...

I remember making artworks like these! Now I really feel like doing it again, it's so fun and yours turned out great.

Lisa said...

This is great! xo

Blond Duck said...

I love the colors!

Lisa said...

This is so sweet! I used to do the same thing as a young one, but I love how you've got the results looking so elegant here!

Jane said...

this is so sweet. i learned this when i was a little child as well! perfect to do with little children! and the effects are neat! i'm calling it abstract! :)

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

Art can be anything you want it to be! As long as you like it :) This is a great little project- perfect to do with a child too!

Talisa Tossell said...

Such beautiful choices! LOVE all of them <3

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Talisa Tossell said...

Such beautiful choices! LOVE all of them <3

http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/wetnwild-cherry-picking-695.html