A Creative Way to Add Texture to Your Walls
Are you looking for a creative way to add some depth and texture to your walls? Look no further than DIY relief art! This fun and easy project is perfect for those with a bit of woodworking and painting experience, and it can be completed in just a few days.
Step 1: Cut the Pieces to Size
Decide on the shapes you want to use and where you want to place them. You can choose to create an asymmetrical pattern like the one shown in the photo or a symmetrical pattern with one mirror image for each painting. Use a jigsaw to cut out your desired shapes, and sand the edges until they are smooth.
Step 2: Glue the Pieces Together
Using strong wood glue, attach each cut-out shape to the MDF or foam board. Use clamps to hold everything in place until the glue is dry.
Step 3: Caulk and Paint
Once the glue is dry, use caulk to fill in any gaps between the cut-out shapes and the MDF/foam board. Once the caulk is dry, paint the entire surface of the painting in the color of your choice. If you want to add texture, you can mix a bit of baking soda into your paint for a concrete-like effect.
Step 4: Build the Frame
Cut the vuren schaaflat into four pieces, with two pieces measuring 40cm and the other two measuring 100cm. Cut the edges at 45-degree angles for a clean and professional look. Optional: Stain or oil the wood for a warm brown finish.
Step 5: Attach the Frame
Glue the frame pieces to the edges of the painting using strong wood glue. Be sure to apply the glue to the bottom half of the frame so that you won't see any glue from the inside of the frame. Use clamps to hold everything in place while the glue dries.
Step 6: Hang Your Artwork
Once the glue is dry, your relief art is ready to hang! Place it on a beautiful wall to create a statement piece in any room.
In just a few simple steps, you can create beautiful and unique relief art that will add a touch of texture and dimension to your walls. So why not give it a try? With a little patience and creativity, you'll have a beautiful new piece of artwork to display in your home.
Here's what you'll need:
- 4 pieces of MDF or foam board, each measuring 40x100cm
- Strong wood glue (use different glue for foam board)
- Tape measure
For the frame:
- 3 pieces of 7x27x270 cm vuren schaaflat
- Strong wood glue
- Optional: oil or stain for a warm brown finish