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Filling up those blank walls with painted frames can be tricky – not to mention a bit pricey! We have a great way to fill up those empty spaces, and it’s fun too: Color-Blocked Art! All you need to do is find old paintings that you don’t mind altering in some artistic way – visiting the local thrift store is a great place to start, you’ll be surprised at the gems that can be found!
After you have your paintings that you’re going to alter, make sure you have your other supplies as well. Not unlike our post on how to paint Geometric Patterns with MudPaint, you’ll need: painter’s tape (we like Frog Tape); MudPaint color(s) of your choice; brush.
Get started by giving the painting a good wipe down with a damp cloth. You’ll need to be sure that the painting is free from dust, grime, fingerprints, etc.
Once it is dried, it’s time to apply the painter’s tape. For our painting, we decided to have a color-blocked section down one third of the painting, so we applied our tape to allow for that. But, feel free to get creative and apply the tape in a pattern that appeals to you. Be sure that the tape is pressed down well so that no paint seeps underneath – you want to have clean tape lines.
Then, get painting! For this project you won’t need much MudPaint – a little goes a long way. Apply the paint and allow it to dry. You shouldn’t need a second coat; but that is up to you. If you’d like more coverage, apply another coat once the first coat is dry to the touch.
After the paint is completely dry, remove the tape. This is always so satisfying to see a nice, clean tape line!
That’s it – your inexpensive and fun color-blocked art is complete! A great idea is to do a grouping of color-blocked and other geometric pattern-ed pieces of art on your wall. Get creative and have fun!