DIY Mondrian Inspired Art

Hi Lovelies!

I had some fun in the studio yesterday creating some art for my living room. If you weren’t here Tuesday, I shared my color inspiration for spring. Well, I tackled my first DIY for “project color”, this DIY Mondrian Inspired Art.

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I studied a lot of art in college. When I saw this Mondrian Love Print on Lulu & Georgia while browsing– it took me back to those days. I just knew this was going to be my first DIY for this space.

Mondrian Love Print Lulu & Georgia

Mondrian Love Print from Lulu & Georgia

Original Piet Mondrian art looks like this:

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Print available on art.com

I love the color blocking and line separations. The Lulu & Georgia version is a fun take on a classic. I thought this would be a good way to bring some of my color inspiration into this room.

And, yo! All you need is a thrifted frame and paper…inexpensive!!!!!

supplies

To make this DIY art you will need:

(5) 8.5 x 11 sheets of colored cardstock

1 gold piece of poster board (I tried to find smaller shiny gold paper but this was all that I could find.)

2 sheets of art quality paper 

scissors, glue, artist tape

1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 computer paper 

pencil and ruler

frame

Design the pattern. The first thing you will want to do is make a template for your shapes. I just used a 8.5 x11 piece of computer paper and drew out my design with a pencil and ruler. Then, I cut out each shape and taped it back in place with artist’s tape so I wouldn’t lose my design. I didn’t feel like putting the puzzle back together…

design-pattern

Cut it out. Now that you have all your shapes, you can trace them onto your cardstock. I just chose my colors as I was going. Do what feels right to you. Each time I cut one out I taped it back in place.

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Glue it. I glued each piece in place on a piece of artist quality paper. It is thicker paper and good quality. Once that was done, I glued that paper to a larger piece of artist’s paper so I would have a white background.

glue it

Add separation lines. The final touch is to add your separation lines. I cut equal width strips of my gold paper and glued them on.

gold-lines Isn’t that easy?! I love the color play and it looks pretty darn fab for just the cost of paper and a thrifted frame.

I will be doing a lot of inexpensive DIY art for my art wall that I am adding to the living room and I will be sharing it as I go.

Here’s where my DIY Mondrian Inspired Art is hanging out until the install is ready.

art-on-mantel

As I shared yesterday it all started with these roses…

roses

DIY-art-pink-gold

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Linking here: Be Bold Challenge, VR Rock What Ya Got, Best of Nest, TDC Before & After Party

Tomorrow we are sharing the Best of February…

Comments

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks Cassie 🙂 I love it! So glad I could make it with stuff I already had…I just had to buy the paper 🙂 xo K

  1. says

    Oh, this is so, so good! Fantastic job and the colors make me think that the weather might actually warm up one of these days. 😉

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks so much Angela 🙂 I know these temps have me bummed out! It is like 6 degrees right now. I have never felt so eager for spring before! xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks so much Laurie 🙂 It has so much more meaning too when you make things to display in your home 🙂 I have a connection with Piet Mondrian from my art days and it makes me think of that time when I look at it 🙂 xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks Jennifer 🙂 I went solo on this one but Sam did scribble in his coloring book while I made it 😉 xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks Allison 🙂 I was actually on the hunt for shiny gold washi tape and couldn’t find it so I went with the paper strips. Washi would work great 🙂

  2. says

    Kristin, thanks so much for sharing this GORGEOUS project at Best of the Nest!! 🙂 I have a thing for pink and love the pops you’re adding! CONGRATS!! i just saw this on BOTB a bit ago – way to go, girl!!

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