DIY Wall Art – Numbers


A short time ago, I wrote a blog post about “7 Easy Ways to Inspire Your Creativity“. The creative activity I was intending on doing was #6 for my creative space, but we’re re-doing the basement office and Joe asked that I don’t hang anything on the new pineboard plank wall (yet).    What a fun sucker!   So instead, I’ve created a design for my studio.

DIY Wall Art - NumbersWhen I create “something” there are two ways to get there:

  1. Winging it
  2. Planning it

This time, planning was my choice and even with planning, this design didn’t take very long to create, it was just the drying time.

Here are some of the things I wanted it to be:

  • had to be wall art
  • around 11 x 14
  • wanted it for my studio which is moving to another area of the house
  • acrylics (dries fast and it’s permanent)
  • didn’t want to do any fancy hand lettering
  • wanted transparent layers
  • wanted to use reddish brown tones to compliment the look of vintage, but contrasting to the stainless steel in the kitchen

I used napkins as the base to show creative typography, a really nice stencil from DecoArt.  Only 4 paint colours were used and the finish was delicately crackled and varnished, making it ideal for the kitchen.

The actual time investment was a couple of hours, but with the drying time, this would make a great project for a weekend afternoon.

To create this yourself, I’m giving this lesson free to my Art Place VIP members only (newsletter subscriber).  You’ll get the supply list, photos and step by step instructions to guide you along. If you are not an Art Place VIP member, there is a sign-up box on the right side of this blog page.  This freebie is only available for a limited time so you’ll want to get it now.