This past week I tackled a great DIY wall art idea. Inspiration was taken from this blog to create my great wall art. Here is the inspirational photo:
And here is what I did. First I got a piece of plywood. The actual size I used was 24″ x 24″. Because the paint chips are less than 3″ wide, I had to cut all of my squares down so I could fit even squares across the board. I first however painted the side of the plywood black to give it a colored border. I just used regular acrylic paint, nothing fancy.
Next, I bought some spray adhesive. I started spraying both the board and the paint chips but later found that when I would go and spray the board after I’ve already layed some paint chips, the spray adhesive would get on the chips I’ve already laid. So towards the end, I just sprayed the paint chips, which gave me the same result.
After all the paint chips were laid out, I applied mod podge both directions. After 2 layers of mod podge, I applied a thin layer of white accrylic paint. I wasn’t so happy about the bold colors and felt like it needed to be toned down a little. I do however wish I would have applied the white tint before I mod podged the board up, but live and learn.
Here is the final product, which we have decided to hang in our 1/2 bath to give it some color.