Some cheap and quick art tips

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August 7, 2015 by biblionna

I love grouping small art pieces above doors, especially because you can easily change it up for the seasons. Even better, there’s no need to measure and hammer nails! It’s a built in art shelf.

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This opening has no doors, hence the curtains. I’m guessing at some point there were pocket doors here, but it’s hard to say. Over the decorative molding, I used a vintage Japanese art print I ‘borrowed’ from my dad’s house (it’s from a set his Japanese college roommate gave him), and two prints of my original art that I put into thrift store frames. My mom thinks the eye is creepy, but I love it, so that’s not going anywhere.

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Here’s the cheap tip: print an image you love onto watercolor paper – you get a beautiful texture to your picture without having to special order it. I’ve had no trouble getting the paper through my regular inkjet printer, although I did have to cut it to size. Of course, you could actually paint on your watercolor paper, but since I do most of my art digitally these days, this helps add a bit of warmth and dimension into my prints.

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