It often seems that I end up with one sad little chunk of wall space in desperate need of some adornment. Most often, these little spots are oddly sized, so none of my existing art ever works in those spot. In those cases, I DIY some faux “art”. I admit freely that I have no art background. As my three year old likes to point out, “Mommy can’t draw.” (She’s not a fan of my singing, either.) But I can get creative and come up with some quasi-art that looks kind of cool and interesting, doesn’t break the bank and can be done in an afternoon.
In this case, I needed a small canvas to round out a modern gallery wall I’m working on in our new house. (More details on that soon!) I wanted something geometric, white, and, well, cheap. So I played around for a while until inspiration hit. Combine origami with a canvas, and paint the whole thing white. Ding ding ding! The finished result is DIY Geometric Art that you can do for less than $15, looks modern and clean, and does this cool transformation as the shadows change during the day.
To create my 3D geometric shapes, I literally played around with paper until I figured out a way to create the shape I wanted in 3D. After that, things moved quickly and I had a perfectly sized piece of “art” in no time. Until I can afford to buy real art whenever I please, it will have to do.