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Mini makeover: Let's get geometric

12 Jan 2017

Geometric colour blocking is a favourite technique in the DIY craft community. Here are two projects that are easy to make yourself, simply using Resene testpots and a few other materials.

Remember to share your finished projects on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/habitatbyresene.

Project 1: Peek-a-boo placemats

These are perfect to use as coasters or placemats and are a pretty embellishment to the dining room table.

You will need

Scissors, washi tape, Resene testpot in Resene Drop Dead Gorgeous, paintbrush, pencil, ruler, and cork mats.

  • Using the ruler, pencil the stripe pattern for your placemats.
  • Mask using the washi tape.



  • Paint with Resene Drop Dead Gorgeous, applying lightly along the tape. 
  • ?Peel the washi tape off before the paint dries. Leave to dry.
  • Delight guests with your finished placemats.

Project 2: Sharp and chic artwork

Here's a statement piece for your home.

You will need

Scissors, washi tape, Resene testpots in Resene Nero and Resene Black White, piece of MDF, small roller and tray, pencil, and ruler.

  • Paint the MDF in Resene Black White and leave to dry.
  • Using the ruler, pencil out the pattern (you want rigid lines here, equally spaced apart). 
  • Mask using the washi tape.

  • Using the roller, paint all over with Resene Nero. Don't overload the roller otherwise it will bleed under the tape.
  • ?Peel the washi tape off before the paint dries. Leave to dry.
  • Your art piece is ready to hang up.

Projects by Nikki Astwood of Revised Edition.