Seeing or creating professional art is always a valuable experience. Art often evokes emotion or shows us something in a different way than we had seen it before. But creating art is an entirely different experience. The piece, no matter how simple, becomes personal—whether it’s just a personal battle not to mess it up or a deep connection depends on the person and on the piece. But there’s nothing quite so satisfying as creating a piece of art that you’re proud enough to hang on a wall and show others.
The easy sharing of deceptively simple do-it-yourself (DIY) art projects is one of the major value-giving points of websites like Pinterest. Those that have not been brave enough or “good” enough to make quality art before suddenly find themselves being inspired to be crafty because there are so many easy projects out there. It offers art up as a thing everyone can enjoy—no matter whether they can afford to buy it or not. So let the walls be covered in art. Consider projects like these:
- Vinyl Silhouette Transfer Art—The only supplies needed are a simple vinyl transfer, canvasses, primer, and acrylic paints. The vinyl transfer takes care of the bulk of the design, and when finished the work will be a bold and colorful addition to any room. There are hundreds of different vinyl art transfers that could be used—just choose the one that best suits you!
- Canvas & Cardboard Bird Art—Again, simple yet lovely. This project uses a single canvas, cardboard, scrapbook paper, acrylic paint, and glue. If you can trace, cut, glue, and paint solid colors, you can do this project.
- Polka Dot Canvas Art—One of the great things about art is that it doesn’t have to be complex to be beautiful. Just getting a good color combination can be enough. In this project, the artist simply finger-painted colored polka dots onto a white canvas.