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How to make DIY geometric wooden wall art
09 Jun 2022
If your walls are feeling a little bare and need something bright and groovy to spice them up, this geometric wall art piece is a winner.
The DIY geometric wall art painted in Resene White, Resene Quarter Delta, Resene All Black,Resene Scrumptious, Resene Hullabaloo and Resene Gold Dust is stunning on a wall in Resene Eighth Canterbury Clay. The trim is in Resene Half Rice Cake.
You will need:
- Wood panel/board, 280mm wide x 900mm long x 18mm thick
- Resene Quick Dry
- Ruler and pencil
- Low tack painter’s masking tape
- Resene testpots in your choice of colours (Fleur used Resene White, Resene Quarter Delta, Resene All Black,Resene Scrumptious, Resene Hullabaloo and Resene Gold Dust)
Step 1: Start by painting the front face of the board with one coat of Resene Quick Dry. Once the primer is dry, give it a quick sand with a fine grit sandpaper. Wipe the dust away with a soft cloth. Use a ruler and pencil to draw on your pattern/shape.
Step 2: Use a jig saw or band saw to cut your shape out. Sand any rough edges smooth, then prime the cut edges with Resene Quick Dry, followed by a quick sand once the primer is dry. Wipe away the dust.
Step 3: For the middle part of the pattern, Fleur used Resene White and Resene Quarter Delta. She used painter’s masking tape to separate the two colours. This meant she could get a nice crisp line when she applied Resene Quarter Delta second. Apply two coats, then remove the tape as soon as you finish the second coat (while the paint is still wet).
Step 4: Next paint the small triangles in Resene All Black, again using tape to get a crisp line.
Step 5: Finish by painting the last remaining triangles in Resene Scrumptious, Resene Hullabaloo and Resene Gold Dust, again using painter’s masking tape to get a clean edge. Once dry, attach a hanging mechanism to the back – either a store-brought hanger, or you could add two short screws and tie some string between them.
project and images by Fleur Thorpe
Published: 09 Jun 2022