Friday, July 25, 2014

My DIY abstract painting

The other day I walked to AC Moore craft store from my apartment. I was actually gonna go to TJ Maxx (again) but instead I made my way into the craft store which was next door. And let me tell you it was one of the best decisions I made all week. They carry awesome high quality craft stuff just like Michaels or Hobby Lobby but I found that they have way better deals. And no this post isn’t sponsored by AC Moore I just fricken loved there stuff and wanted to share. So anyways, I came across a deal for 2 canvas for $10 (I am not a painter so I don’t know if there canvas were good quality or not but they were perfect for me) and then I found acrylic paint on sale for 2 for $1 so yeah I knew that I had to buy some stuff. I figured this was the perfect time to check off the goal of painting an abstract painting this year. I picked out 4 colors of paint, the canvas, 4 new drawing pens, 2 drawing pencils all for $25. I got a 15% military discount and used a 40% off one regular priced item coupon I found on my phone while I was roaming the store.
The next day I pulled out the canvas and paint I didn’t really have a specific technique I wanted to use. I actually don’t know that much about painting but I knew that I could do something abstract. I had pinned some abstract art a while ago and used that as inspiration. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) I just kind of started. I painted a little bit then let that dry. I blended the blues at the corners and the orange/yellow. I tried not to mix the orange and the blues to much because I figured that would turn into some ugly brown color. So I was careful then those two colors got together and let dry completely. I only used 4 colors at the beginning then I went to AC Moore again at lunch one day and got two more colors. So there is a total of six colors: Seaside, Robin’s Egg Blue, Turquoise, Melted Butter, Carrot, Light Pink and they are My Studio Acrylic Craft Paint. 
I used my figures to blend and like I said I am not a painter so my technique might be totally lame but it worked for me and I really like how it turned out. I am excited to start another one, since I got two 18x24 canvas I have a blank one sitting by my window waiting for color. I think I want to get two more colors of paint but keep the same color scheme as it goes with our bedroom and I would like to hang the painting above our dresser. I wasn’t planning on leaving white space but after I let it dry I thought it was done. I really liked it and I didn’t want to continue and ruin it. So it is done and I love it. 

If you have any questions about what I did or supplies let me know?
love, Carlee 


  1. That's a really cute DIY! It looks great!

  2. whaaaaat this turned out AMAZING! I absolutely love the colors you chose and how perfectly they all blend together. I'm definitely going to try this out- it'll add a nice pop to my room :)

    xo marlen
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