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Create Your Own Art

By: Rachel Newcombe - Updated: 30 Jun 2010 | comments*Discuss
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If you want to create a unique look in your home, and you’re feeling creative, then creating your own art is the ideal solution.

Creating your own art or artwork for your home is both an enjoyable and creative process, but also provides long-lasting rewards and memories, as you get to display it in your home for everyone to admire. There are all sorts of ways in which you can indulge in your passion of art, including through producing paintings, sculpture, collages, photography, textiles or other forms of artwork.

What’s more, it’s something the whole family can be involved in, from young children to older generations. Children, for example, love having a go at getting messy with painting, or fiddling around with putting bits and pieces together as a decorative collage. The golden favourite of hand prints is always good fun and, by combining the hand prints of all your family, you can create a reminder of who you all are to hang on the walls of your home.

Art on a Budget

One of the best points about creating your own art is that it needn’t cost a fortune to do. If you want to splash out on investing in the best art materials or paints, then fine. But if you’re trying to accessorize your house on a budget, creating your own art works out as an affordable and accessible means of home improvement.

At its most basic, you could hunt around the home for items you have and see how you can transform them into your own piece of original art. Or you could have a go at a method known as altered art, where you take ordinary items, such as an empty paint tin or notepad, and transform them into pieces of art. You could use decorative papers, glue, paints or even buttons to enhance your objects and produce your own unique piece of original art.

Art for the Whole Home

Whether you’re keen to produce textile art, sculpture, paintings or photos to hang on your walls, your own artwork can be used throughout the whole house.

If you’re not sure what you’d like to produce, it’s a good idea to have a think about where in the home you’d like it to go. Once you’ve identified any spots that need filling, or rooms that could do with enhancing, you can work out what colours or themes you’d like to explore and use any existing skills you have to get creative.

If you don’t fill your creative skills are up to it, then why not have a go at learning something? You don’t need to be a pro to create your own art – even with the most basic skills you can create great artwork for your home. Or if you still feel challenged, then how about looking for inspiration in the world around you?

Natural objects, such as driftwood washed ashore by the sea, or even seashells can be pieces of art in their own way, or used to form art. Small pieces of driftwood could be fixed together to make frames to hang on your walls, and shells could be formed into pretty shapes or patterns and mounted in box frames.

Whatever you do, and wherever you gain your inspiration from, have fun and enjoy the chance to create your own art. You can be sure that the style of your home will end up being different from others and you’ll have lots of happy memories from getting involved and being creative.

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