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Abstract Art Monogram and Motif DIY Wall Decor

After painting pouring there is a lot of paint that is wasted. But with these ideas, you can reclaim you paint and use the dried leftover paint, or paint skins, to create beautiful works of art. There is no paint left behind when you reuse your excess paint to cut out fun shapes and designs for your home decor.

At a Glance:

Project #15521 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Mediums and Finishes Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Midnight Garden, 2 oz. - 2496

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Seashell Pink, 2 oz. - 2485

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Mauve Dust, 2 oz. - 4661

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pale Gray, 2 oz. - 6463

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Terra Cotta, 2 oz. - 433

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Asphaltum, 2 oz. - 476

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold, 2 oz. - 3081

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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FolkArt ® Pouring Medium™, 16 oz. - 2689

Number Needed: 1 $10.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
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F/A MOTIF STENCIL - TROPICAL LEAF, 11.75X8.2

Number Needed: 1 $6.99
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F/A PAPER STENCIL BOLD 8", 30 PC.

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Wood Brush Set, Flats - 44219

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F/A HI-SHINE GLAZE - DEEP GLOSS 11 OZ.

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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Other Supplies

  • Paper
  • Three frames of various sizes
  • Gloves
  • Wipes
  • Plastic cups
  • Craft sticks
  • Thumb tacks
  • Disposable baking pan
  • Craft knife
  • Stencil tape

instructions

Preparation

Create a raised, covered space to place your surface once you've poured your paint, such as thumbtacks in cardboard or a baker's rack.

Pouring Technique

  1. Paint your three frames and mats with Wicker White and let dry. Tape of the corners of your frames and paint with Treasure Gold. Let dry.
  2. Pour your desired colors into your disposable baking pans and tilt/swirl until you reach your desired pattern. Let sit until completely dry.
  3. Trace your stencils on your paint skins and cut them out with a craft knife. Adhere your paint skin shapes onto your frames with Mod Podge.

Drying and Finishing

Place your painted project on the raised surface and allow to dry and cure for 24-48 hours for optimal results. Once dry, seal  your project with FolkArt Acrylic Sealer.

resources

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Related Resources

FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

Frequently asked questions about FolkArt Paint.

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Related FAQs

Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.

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