I Made It | Acrylic on Canvas Geometric Art

I sucked at art when I was younger, but, I have School Cert Graphic Design {that is a wee giveaway as to how old I am!} so I figured if my very first painting had heaps of lines on it I might actually be able to complete it to an acceptable standard!
I wanted a bright canvas for the top of our TV buffet in the family room and I had a feeling I could replicate a geometric print I saw online  – enter my Pinterest rip off!

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I ruled the pattern onto the canvas using pencil then simply painted between the lines, mixing colours as I went.  I purchased a very basic set of acrylic paints from Spotlight for $20 so had to get creative in expanding my limited palette.  I wasn’t quite sure that I had pulled it off until I busted out the extra-fine Sharpie and ruled the black lines over the paint.
I don’t know where these post-natal creative tendencies have come from {I suspect boredom?} but I’m enjoying being brave enough to try my hand at new things. Next up is sewing!

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Melissa

I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

10 thoughts on “I Made It | Acrylic on Canvas Geometric Art”

  1. It looks great, well done!! I love the assortment of things on those shelves – especially those ceramic (?) cans – so cool!
    PS. Please don't say you're old because you're from School Cert days….. that would make me old too, ha ha.

  2. It's awesome! I'm having post-natal creative urges too – just waiting on the time to get to them! So maybe in a year or so… 😉

  3. this is so cool- do you have any extra tips for how to make it? Also what were your search terms for pinterest if you don't mind?

    Thanks!

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