Jaime's Easy DIY Cherry Blossom Art

Jaime's Easy DIY Cherry Blossom Art

Jason Loper
Apr 29, 2011

When I walk past the stacks of art at Target or IKEA, it always seem like a shame to buy mass produced art. Of course, not everyone is confident enough in their artistic ability to DIY their wall art. Enter Jaime and her DIY art to demonstrate that anyone can be an artist.

Jaime over at I'm a Mom not a Professional admits that's she's no Van Gogh. So when she needed new art for her bathroom but didn't want to spend the money on purchased art, Jaime found a way to make her own ... and cheaply, too!

Using a couple of blank canvases, some contact paper, a little clip art, and two paint colors, Jaime created this quite lovely cherry blossom art. First, Jaime gave the canvases a coat of burnt umber paint. Then, Jaime selected the clip art she wanted, enlarged it to the size she needed and then printed it directly onto the contact paper. She cut the designs out of the contact paper and applied them directly to the canvases (after the coat of burnt umber had dried, of course). Next, Jaime applied two coats of white paint over the entire canvas, using a stippling technique to create texture. Before the paint dried, Jaime carefully peeled away the contact paper. And behold – DIY art for under $8!

Check out the full post over at Jaime's blog: I'm a Mom Not a Professional: Cherry Blossoms.

Images: I'm a Mom not a Professional

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