Show-Off: Cassi’s DIY Art

Remember when I asked YOU to send me your DIY projects and I would post them here? This project comes from Cassi, from Collinsville, IL. I have to say, I love her version much more than the original inspiration. The following is Cassi’s tutorial for this awesome DIY artwork:

Pinterest is pretty amazing.  We all suddenly feel like we must clean everything with vinegar, decorate with mason jars, and exercise because of pictures of toned women.  We all are guilty. :)   The best part for me is the inspiration to DIY crafty stuff!!  My newest Pinterest-inspired DIY project is this geometric painting!  My version is the blue-green one above… and below is where I got my inspiration:
So here’s what you’ll need:
  • Pretty paint colors
  • Paintbrush
  • Painters tape
  • Canvas
  • Paper towel
  • Patience!

First, take your pretty paint colors and go crazy on your canvas. There is no method here, just do whatever you think looks pretty together! This could be a good project to get kids involved!

Cut off about 5-6 inches or so of painters tape (whatever length you want will work!)  Unless you have thin painters tape, you might need to cut the tape in half.  Again, there’s no right or wrong here, it’s just more of the look I was trying to achieve. :)

Next start taping the pattern at one side.  Try to keep a 45 degree angle. Make sure there is a little gap in between the tape.

Keep on taping…
Do not shoot for perfection here, you will drive yourself nuts if you make the lines perfect.  Just try to keep a little bit of space between the pieces of tape and try to keep the pattern close.
If your lines do start to get a little too cooked, try to do a row that is lined up to a straight line on your canvas.  This method seemed to help me out.
Keep on taping until you’ve covered the whole canvas!
Pull off a few random pieces of tape (pic below shows what I mean).
Next, start to paint!  I think a neutral color would probably work best but you can pick whatever color you think will compliment your painting!  I just used a small foam brush here.

Now comes the fun part… revealing your art! :)   Peeling off each piece of tape was exciting to see what pretty colors laid underneath!

And there you have it!  Your very own fancy schmancy looking DIY art!

If you want, you can go over the finished product to make it look a little more distressed like the original inspiration picture… I think it helped polish off the look.To do this I just dabbed a scrunched paper towel in my neutral paint and kinda dabbed/rubbed small amounts of paint all over until it looked good.
Follow Cassi on Pinterest:
I can’t wait to try this method out – I’m thinking of letting my baby go crazy with finger paint! Give Cassi some love by commenting below!
If you have a project you’d like me to feature, attach a photo and how you did it in an email to: FairlyCrafty@hotmail.com

6 thoughts on “Show-Off: Cassi’s DIY Art

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  2. Love it! I’ve been looking for a project I could do with my 6yo twins, and this is perfect. They can do part one, and I’ll follow up with (a lot) of tape!

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