Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DIY- intersecting circles wall art


This is one of the new pieces in our almost complete gallery wall in our kitchen.  I thought I'd go ahead and post about a few of the things now- and then again once complete {hopefully soon}.

Well I have to admit I am a little disappointed in the post I'm about to write.  When I started this project back in August- I took step by step pictures of the whole process....and well....now I can't find them.

So I'll work with what I have.  First of all- I first got the idea for this from this post from The Pleated Poppy.   She was inspired by this painting she saw at World Market. I thought- hey- I can do this!  haha.  Easier said than done.  ;)

No really- it wasn't that bad.  Just took me quite a bit longer to finish.  Mostly because I would start, then get distracted.

I did find these pictures from this post......but that's it!




So as you can see....I let Parker paint my base coat.  The first base coat- that is.  :)

I ended up using a 24x24 canvas that I got for 50% off at Michael's.

Then I found the circle that I was going to use for my template.  You could make them however big or small you want.  I ended up using one that had a diameter of 4.5 inches.

And with that measurement- I drew my gridlines.  I drew each square to be 2.25 inches- half of the diameter.


This is the part that is hard to visualize.  I used my gridlines to start drawing my circles.
I guess you can see the circles in the picture.


Then I just started painting....filling in the circles.

When I started out- I wasn't sure what colors I wanted to use.  I ended up purchasing these (half off).  Thinking that I would use them all.  And I did.  Initially.  Then after stepping back and looking at my work- I painted over some of the sections and ended up with what I have.







And it goes great with our newly painted kitchen table!




Linking up: Handy Man, Crafty Woman, Polkadots on Parade, The DIY Dreamer, Uncommon Designs Online, Organize and Decorate Everything, Craft Geek, Sew Many Ways, Skip to My Lou,

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10 comments:

Jesika CraftGeekJJ said...

Love it, thanks for linking up! :)

Suzy said...

I LOVE THIS! Love that you used gray to paint the background, it showcases the colors really well. Love that you used red, it really pops! What a nice piece, thanks for the inspiration.

Amanda said...

You did such a great job on this!

I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s link up party: Martha Mondays, going on now! Hope to see you there!
http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2012/05/martha-monday-link-up-party_13.html

Jenna said...

I remember seeing Lindsey's artwork at The Pleated Poppy and I love your take on it!

Maria said...

Ohh this is really lovely, I love this idea! I love geometric shapes in art, and this is just really beautiful!

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

Lovely! Featured this tonight!! Stop bny and grab a featured button!! :0

Sarah said...

I love this it's so pretty! I would love for you to share this at my link party
http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/05/share-it-link-party-11.html

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

That's really cool! I'm going to pin this for a future idea. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

You're being featured on Handmade Tuesdays next week!

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