Make Your Own Geometry Wall Art
Looking to add beautiful, yet inexpensive, artwork to Baby's room? Why not make your own. Strips of paper around a simple shape can help create interesting texture while adding a pop of color (and originality) to your nursery.
As you pick your materials, remember to choose colors that compliment your existing décor and your artwork will fit right in. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Paper trimmer or metal ruler and Xacto
- White card stock
- Temporary paper adhesive
- Red, orange, and yellow paper (colors are optional)
- Quilling slotted tool
- 10-inch square box frame
Cut the Card Stock
Cut a sheet of white card stock so that it is a 9 inches square and fits comfortably in your frame.
This measurement may vary from frame to frame.
Create Your Triangle
Using a scrap piece of paper cut out a triangle that is at least 4 inches tall and 4 inches wide. Attach it to the center of the white card stock with temporary adhesive.
For a larger wall area, work on other shapes, such as a circle and a square, to create a whimsical triptych. Or a more personalized touch, use the outline of an initial instead of a geometric shape.
Make Color Strips
Cut strips of red, orange, and yellow paper that are 1/4 inches wide and vary in length approximately between 3 inches and 10 inches.
Slide a strip into the slot of the quilling tool. Turn the tool towards you, without letting the paper slipping off the tool. Roll the paper until you reach the end of the paper.
Pull the paper coil off the tool and seal the end with a dot of glue.
Make as many coils as necessary to make an outline around the triangle in red. Some can be wider than others.
In fact, varying sizes of coils will make the piece more interesting.
Glue Your Coils
Add a bit of glue to one end of a red coil and attach it to the white card stock on the outer edge of the triangle.
Outline the entire shape in red and spread some coils along the second row and some on the third.
Remove the triangle.
Repeat step 6 with the orange coils. Use the yellow coils last.
There is no right or wrong amount of coils to use or how they are distributed. Just make sure that the first row is completely one color. This defines the shape more clearly.
Wait until the entire piece is completely dry and place the artwork into the frame.
If needed, glue the entire piece to another piece of card stock. The weight of the coils may make the artwork sag if it isn’t framed properly.
Congrats—you’re done! Now you’ve got your own original artwork for Baby’s wall!
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