We make paintings for the interior with our own hands
Since olden times, people have been decorating their homes with paintings. They are ordered from artists, purchased at exhibitions, in stores. And to do it yourself is not difficult at all, because there are so many ideas. A little inspiration, patience, materials and your own masterpiece, reflecting the mood, personality, ready.
Do-it-yourself paintings will make any interior original
DIY paintings: paint with paints
The classic way to create pictures for the interior with your own hands is to paint them with paints. All you need is a sheet of paper, your imagination and paint. It is most convenient for a beginner to work with gouache, watercolors, leaving oil and acrylics to more experienced artists.
An author’s canvas can be quite simple
The question arises: how to draw if you don’t know how? It’s okay, at present the Internet is full of master classes for beginners who step by step schedule actions and steps. You can start by drawing simple watercolor flowers..
Interesting drawings can be created using improvised tools, such as paints and a piece of corrugated cardboard
Or a plush toy and flour
There are also ready-made drawings, schemes that you just need to colorize. The principle is similar to coloring, where each number has its own color..
It’s easy enough to draw a birch grove. Draw the outline of the trunks with a pencil, leave them white, and paint over only the background with a light blue tint. On the trunks, using a thick piece of cardboard, add torn black strokes. Your winter birches are ready.
Abstract paintings. Master Class
Abstract art is not just blots, random strokes, it reflects: inner feelings, spiritual reality, non-figurative depiction of objects, phenomena. Let’s look at a few examples:
- Ombre is a smooth transition between tones of one or more colors. With the help of a brush, draw a line of a bright color on the canvas, followed by a line of the same color, only lighter in tone (add a little white) and so on, gradually increasing the concentration of white.
Abstraction is always in fashion
- Stencil. Pieces of masking tape are glued to a blank canvas, like a stencil, in different directions, shapes. From above they are painted with any colors, and after drying, the tape comes off.
To create such a picture, you need minimal skills in painting.
- Blot. Paint is poured onto the canvas, then, taking into account the slope, it spreads, forming a blot. To obtain a similar effect, you can use a tube, the air blown through it will disperse the paint.
Blot painting on the bedroom wall
- Hand prints. Painted palms are applied to the canvas, leaving an imprint. Capture your family in this way, or the stages of growing up of a child.
Stylish color panel with contrasting handprints
- Geology. Stripes of different color and thickness on a vertical canvas, like a cut of a mountain mineral, dawn over a relief area.
Just draw colorful stripes as your imagination dictates.
For the image you created, you need a frame. Of course, you can buy or order ready-made, but it’s more interesting to do it yourself.
Interesting composition based on an old window frame
A variety of materials are suitable for frames:
- the cloth;
- cardboard and others.
Use any materials at hand as a decor for the frame, for example: coffee, stones, shells, metal fittings, twigs, buttons.
Cardboard frame creation process
Simple frame made of wood cuts
Using decoupage, apply ornate patterns to the wooden frame, or wrap the frame with a decorative cord, glue pieces of colorful shells.
Modular paintings have become quite popular, where a single composition is divided into segments located approximately two centimeters apart.
Models are distinguished by size, direction, number of parts. A composition consisting of two images is called a diptych, of three – a triptych, and so on..
Diptych successfully “disguised” the television panel
Choose the image that matches the direction of your interior. It can be a bright addition to a calm living room environment, made in pastel colors, a relaxing background with a sea sunset view for a bedroom, a juicy accent for a kitchen..
You can take the finished image, print it on paper or fabric, and then cut it into fragments and fix it on the base
Try to make modular paintings yourself. Prepare some wood frames or foam sheets. Suitable for decoration: fabric, knitted fabric, photo wallpaper. We cut them into pieces, then glue them, or pull them onto the frame. Voila, your masterpiece is ready.
Images for the kitchen
The priority is to use bright, rich colors, natural materials. Correctly selected shades, awaken the appetite. You can create a panel for the kitchen from the following materials:
- Buttons. Stick them like leaves to a painted tree. Lay out in anchor shape, for nautical kitchens, fruits or intricate patterns.
Beautiful picture of colorful buttons
- Groats, dried flowers, spices. Star anise stars, pasta, cinnamon sticks, dried leaves, coffee, lavender will be used.
- Cutlery. For example: curved, flower-shaped, forks, knives with decorative handles, bundles of spoons.
For a beautiful frame of the composition, use a baguette for pictures.
- Print still life. The easiest way is to choose a ready-made, attractive photo, print it and place it under the frame..
Any hostess, without difficulty, will make paintings for the interior with her own hands using textiles. It is not difficult to form an applique from fabric, and many people have embroidery skills. It is not necessary to immediately grab a complex embroidery, start with a simple.
Original decoration of the bedroom wall with a textile picture
Try to make a composition from wool, for this there are ready-made kits. Pieces of wool of different colors are alternately laid out to the sticky felt surface. The finished canvas is placed under glass.
Real masterpieces can be created from wool
Make bright applications for the nursery, in the shape of animals, birds from felt. This material is easy to use: ready-made paper stencils, attach to felt and cut out blanks. We attach them to the base with glue or sew with threads.
Picture of threads
Interlacing of colored threads, creates a gradient and volume. For work you will need: small carnations, a hammer, plywood, threads.
Plywood or board needs to be sanded
The nails are driven in so that the caps protrude above the surface and are located at the same level
On plywood, you need to draw the outline of the future image, carnations are stuffed around the perimeter. Threads are stretched between them, which look like a light spider web..
The threads are pulled between the studs, forming an original ornament
Threads can be used to sew sections of fabric, forming a pattern. They can “paint” the picture like felt-tip pens, pasting over the contours.
You can experiment with patterns in the form of various geometric shapes.
There are a lot of options here, you can create simple compositions
Or make a whole world of threads and nails
Quilling. Master Class
Fancy-shaped patterns, carved leaves and flowers are quilling. Working in this technique is fun, but requires perseverance..
All quilling materials can be purchased at a craft store
You will need:
- thin strips of paper;
- tools for working with paper: needles, scissors, sticks;
A drawing for a picture can be printed on a printer
Strips of paper are rolled up in various shapes: curls, spirals and glued to the base, making up a composition.
Any composition in the quilling technique consists of separate figures
An example of creating a butterfly using the paper-rolling technique
A similar picture is suitable for decorating a children’s room.
This painting of the author’s work will decorate any room in your home
Interior illuminated paintings
Lights flickering in the night create an atmosphere of mystery. They are created using LED strips and interior fixtures attached to the frame. It’s easy to add backlighting. Fix the LEDs along the perimeter of the canvas, along one of the edges, or along the contour of the image. In addition to the decorative function, backlighting helps to highlight the picture against the general background, to present it in a more favorable light..
A simple idea is to stick your favorite photos on the glass, insert them into the frame and illuminate the perimeter with LED strip
Tilt-mounted mirrors with led lighting simulate the effect of infinity and futurism, like a bottomless well. And a scattering of light bulbs on the canvas, like a night starry sky.
Paintings from semi-precious stones
Stone is a natural material often used in art. Colored stone chips will add relief to the picture. Decorating with amber will fill the image with warmth and soft glow, comfort. Semi-precious stones will shimmer enchantingly in the sun, adding luxury and chic to the interior..
First, a painting is done on canvas with oil paints, and then each pebble is sewn by hand
It seems that black and white photographs, monochrome abstractions, decorative graphics convey a gloomy mood. However, it is not. In the interior, they can become a win-win solution, filling the void with sterile white walls or diluting colorful patterns with their severity. Black is versatile, luxurious in any form.
Photos can be placed on wooden shelves
Stylish patterns catch the eye, transform boring plain walls, dilute Scandinavian or minimalist style. Geometric prints are indispensable in kitsch and pop art.
Suitable option for a minimalist living room
Again, it all depends on your imagination. Using a ruler (masking tape), we smoothly outline horizontal / vertical stripes, intersections, geometric shapes, then paint. Light, calm patterns are good for decorating a bathroom or bedroom, and flashy, bright ones for decorating a hallway.
Don’t be afraid to bring your ideas to life. Draw ideas, fantasize, collect materials for creativity. Give your home a unique style, put your soul into your own creations.
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