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.

trace-and-place

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…

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47 Comments on DIY Mondrian Inspired Art

  1. Julia@Cuckoo4design
    February 26, 2014 at 6:27 am (5 months ago)

    Looks so so good on your fireplace mantel! I love it!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 26, 2014 at 6:32 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks my friend! xo K

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  2. cassie
    February 26, 2014 at 6:51 am (5 months ago)

    looks fabulous and i love the touch of pink. and of course the gold. duh i love gold.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 26, 2014 at 6:55 am (5 months ago)

      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

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  3. anu
    February 26, 2014 at 6:52 am (5 months ago)

    This turned out so well. Love the colour and it looks perfect up on your mantel.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 26, 2014 at 6:55 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much Anu :) I’m slowly adding some color back in :) xo Kristin

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  4. angela
    February 26, 2014 at 7:16 am (5 months ago)

    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

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 26, 2014 at 7:24 am (5 months ago)

      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

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  5. Laurie at Laurie jones home
    February 26, 2014 at 8:04 am (5 months ago)

    This is precisely the reason you should not buy mass produced art! This is a million times better!!!! So sooo pretty!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 26, 2014 at 8:10 am (5 months ago)

      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

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  6. Kara
    February 26, 2014 at 8:14 am (5 months ago)

    I enjoy Piet Mondrian! Love your colors :)
    I am going to try this!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 26, 2014 at 8:18 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much Kara :) Have fun creating! xo Kristin

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  7. threeloudkids
    February 26, 2014 at 9:24 am (5 months ago)

    I love how this turned out, especially the touches of gold!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 26, 2014 at 9:38 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much Stephanie! xo Kristin

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  8. Jane
    February 26, 2014 at 9:30 am (5 months ago)

    I love the colors Kristin, very cool!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 26, 2014 at 9:38 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks Jane :) xo Kristin

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  9. kokotg
    February 26, 2014 at 11:01 am (5 months ago)

    very nice! love the pink and gold together, and I love the shape of that frame, too :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 27, 2014 at 8:38 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much! xo Kristin

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  10. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    February 26, 2014 at 11:42 am (5 months ago)

    Looks awesome! I’m always a huge fan of the art you and your kiddos create : ]

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 27, 2014 at 8:38 am (5 months ago)

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

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 27, 2014 at 8:37 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks Amber :) xo Kristin

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  11. Sarah
    February 26, 2014 at 1:17 pm (5 months ago)

    So so cool! Loving it Kristin!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 27, 2014 at 8:36 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much Sarah :) xo Kristin

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  12. thesuitelifedesigns
    February 26, 2014 at 7:26 pm (5 months ago)

    That looks great Kristin! Love the colors you chose.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 27, 2014 at 8:34 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much M! xo Kristin

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  13. jlhoneyman
    February 27, 2014 at 6:18 am (5 months ago)

    This is great. Especially love what the gold edging adds. Nicely done! :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 27, 2014 at 8:33 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much my friend! xo Kristin

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  14. Kim
    February 27, 2014 at 10:19 am (5 months ago)

    Very pretty! Gold wash tape would be perfect for the edges, too.

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  15. Leslie Price
    February 28, 2014 at 9:53 am (5 months ago)

    Wow! I absolutely love this! You did an incredible job! Kudos to you on a great great project!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      February 28, 2014 at 9:57 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much Leslie :) Happy Weekend! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      March 6, 2014 at 1:08 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much Katie :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      March 6, 2014 at 1:08 pm (5 months ago)

      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 :)

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  16. Pam @ Simple Details
    February 28, 2014 at 10:56 pm (5 months ago)

    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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    • BLISS AT HOME
      March 6, 2014 at 1:07 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much Pam :) Loved your link party! xo

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  17. Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles
    March 1, 2014 at 8:46 am (5 months ago)

    Well, I’d never guess how simple that was. Such a high $$ looking piece of art! Love it Kristin, thanks for linking up with us at Best of the Nest!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      March 6, 2014 at 1:06 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much Jennifer :) Great link party! xo

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  18. interiorsbykenz
    March 3, 2014 at 12:03 am (5 months ago)

    This is beautiful!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      March 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you! xo

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  19. Bethany @ Dwellings By DeVore
    March 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm (5 months ago)

    So pretty! I love the colors you chose paired with the gold! It looks so good on your beautiful fireplace too!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      March 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Bethany :) Those are my colors for this room for spring. xo

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  20. Sarah {Lacquer & Linen}
    March 13, 2014 at 1:09 pm (4 months ago)

    Wow, so simple yet so chic!! I love the colors you used. This is amazing and I will definitely be trying this out soon! :-)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      March 13, 2014 at 4:57 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Sarah :) Paper and glue…that’s about it. Super easy! xo K

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