I’m so excited to share my latest project with you. I’m not sure if I’m happier with the final result or the fact that it cost me less than $5 to make.
A few months ago I fell in love this this Circle Blooms Framed Art as soon as I saw it on Anthropologie’s website but I was not in love with the price tag.
But I just knew I had to make something similar to it.
Fast forward a few weeks and I came across this fabulous piece of art from Two Girls Being Craft that uses paint chips and I figured out how to complete my knock off art.
I decided I could make the Circle Blooms using paint chips.
I immediately went to Home Depot and picked out the colors I wanted to use. I did not pick the exact same colors in the inspiration piece and you can really do any color combination you want.
Materials needed to make your own:
- canvas – I used an old picture that someone gave me
- paint chips
- modge podge
- paint brush
- something circle to use as a template – I used a penny, nickel, quarter and dime as my templates so the circles would be different sizes.
- ruler to determine the center
I started out by painting this picture and frame white:
After you gather all your materials it really is easy but a little time consuming. The longest part was cutting out the circles (I’m sure you guessed that). Good thing my husband and I needed to catch up on a few episodes of True Blood.
To cut the circles I placed the coin on a few paint chips and just cut around it.
As I cut I determined how I wanted to combine colors and I just kept playing around with it until I was happy with how it looked.
After I had it all laid out, I just started using the modge podge to adhere the circles to the canvas. After a few minutes I had to go back with the end of my paint brush to push down the edges so they didn’t curl up. For some reason the blue circles curled up the most. I’m not sure why.
Once I had all the pieces down I let it dry over night. The next day I covered the entire canvas with modge podge.
Of course I forgot to take pictures of the process because I was just so excited to complete the project.
It might have taken longer than painting circles but I love the way it turned out! It was definitely worth the time and effort. Now I need to decide where to hang it.
Thanks Anthropologie and Two Girls Being Crafty for the inspiration! You all rock!
Have you used paint chips to make any art work? I’d love to hear all about it and see pictures.