How to Create DIY Geometric Art
Make your own decorative geometric art piece with our mesmerising tutorial. In this lesson, we show you how to plan and create your own DIY wall art using Mont Marte Metallic Acrylic Paints. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be surprised at how easy and therapeutic it is to make this. eye catching artwork for your home.
Step 1. Marking up the canvas.
Although the marking up is quite easy one must take care to make any measurements exact. The steps are as follows: 1) Create a vertical line centrally down the canvas. 2) Create a horizontal line centrally across the canvas. 3) Lay a protractor on top of the horizontal line and mark two 30 degree marks to the horizontal line. 4) Use a rule to lay in two lines at 30 degrees to each other. We will call these the key lines. 5) Lay a series of parallel lines with a rule emitting from each 30 degree key line.
Step 2. Laying in the Bronze.
All the paints that will be used are from the Metallic Acrylic Intro Set. The first colour to lay down is the Bronze. This colour lies in the topside of the block and I’m using a #12 angle to apply the paint as the acute corner allows for precision application. To avoid any confusion draw in the vertical lines from the bronze coat.
Step 3. Laying in Gold.
The Gold occupies the left side of the block.
Step 4. Laying on the Silver.
The third colour is Silver and it occupies the right side of the block. Silver is the lightest tone so it is a good idea to remove any guide lines on the canvas as they may be visible beneath the silver coat. If you choose to do this it is best to use an Electric Eraser to remove them.
Step 5. Painting the edge of the canvas.
The final step is to paint the edge of the canvas to clean it up. I have used Lamp Black Satin Acrylic to do this and I have applied it with a 100mm sponge roller.
- Acrylic Paints Set Signature 24pc x 12ml (0.4 US fl.oz)
- Drawing Set Signature 8pc
- Plastic Brush Washer Signature
- Double Thick Canvas Premium 60.9 x 60.9cm (24 x 24in)
- Metallic Acrylic Paint Intro Set Premium 8pc x 18ml (0.6oz)
- Foam Roller Discovery 100mm (3.9in)