Friday, May 18, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Art

On Tuesday I shared with you a personalized art project I made with a canvas and some foam letters (check it out here). Since Michaels was having a 'buy one get one for a cent' sale on canvases I picked up one more which I used to make my own version of a piece of art I had pinned on Pinterest.

It turns out the artist is Jodi Fuchs, and she even has an etsy shop (check it out here). As I remember they used to sell the canvas at World Market, but now she sells the poster at her shop, or at least variations of it.

I chose to make my own with a colour scheme of blues, purples and grey, with a yellow backdrop. So I painted the canvas and let it dry.

In the mean time I used good old InDesign to make a template for the shapes, kinda 1/4 circles, but not really. To make it I drew circles of the same size and then overlapped them, so that the shape I wanted was just where the circles overlapped. When I was happy with the shape I repeated the pattern over the entire page, and then printed it directly on my coloured cardstock.

Then came the tedious task of cutting all the shapes out. It took a long time, and was by no means perfect, but it worked.

Because my inspiration was very random, I went the same way, not being picky about where each colour ended up when I glued them onto the canvas. Although, I admit, I did take the time to make a circle completely out of my favourite colour!

After all the pieces were glued down and dry and went over the entire thing with a layer of modge podge to seal it in.

The result? Pretty good. It definitely captures the essence of my inspiration with my own colour combo twist. Maybe using a Cricut or similar tool would help with getting the shapes cut out neatly, but other than that, I think it's a good amateur art project.

Happy Crafting,

PS: Here's where we link up.


  1. Love how this turned out! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board! Hope to see you back next week!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  2. That is so pretty! I don't know if I would have had the patience to cut out all the tiny pieces, though :) Found your blog at "It's a Hodge Podge Life" ~New Follower!~ I'd love it if you checked out my site!

  3. It turned out great and you have the patience of a saint! Thanks for sharing with air your laundry friday!


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