DIY Mini Watercolors

A few weeks ago, I came down with a nasty cold. I felt so disgusting that even watching TV was exhausting, but I was too stuffed up and miserable to sleep. So, after work one day, I decided to swing by Michael’s to pick up some new watercolor paints. I figured maybe some soup and DIY would cheer me up. And it did!

It was high time we replaced the DIY watercolors in the center of our gallery wall. Brad and I had painted them on computer paper just to test out my cheapo paint set. They were terrible. (Sorry, Brad. No offense.)

My new ones aren’t much better, but at least they’re on real watercolor paper and use better quality paint!

Glitter and Goat Cheese - DIY Mini Watercolor Paintings in Ikea Ribba Frames
(Mine are the two small ones in the center. The one on the left was painted by my friend Jess, the top right is by Tchmo from Society 6, and the bottom right is marbled paper from Paper Mojo.)

I’m particularly fond of the one on the bottom. It’s just blobs of color, but they’re pretty colors, and I’m so obsessed with watercolor lately, that’s really all I require.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - DIY Mini Watercolor Painting in Ikea Ribba Frame

It’s weird to call a painting “DIY,” since theoretically, unless you’re buying a print, all paintings are DIY … But since I’m not an artist (by any stretch of the imagination) and I created something to replace actual art, I think this qualifies as DIY.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - DIY Mini Watercolor Paintings in Ikea Ribba Frame

The nice thing about being into abstract styles is that you can create a piece that makes you happy without having any talent whatsoever. Hooray!

Would you ever hang DIY art on your wall, or am I crazy?


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  • Kelly @ JAX does design

    Your DIY watercolour art is beautiful, and you are most definitely NOT crazy for hanging it n your wall! Just the opposite – it’s great to be able to look at and enjoy the wonderful art that you created, and to know that it’s one-of-a-kind art that nobody else has 🙂

    By the way, I love your turquoise wall ♥

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