DIY Inspired By Vintage: Create Art Without Being An Artist

LAST WEEK WE CREATED A POLL ABOUT DIY PROJECTS, AND DUE TO POPULAR VOTE, “LEARN HOW TO CREATE WALL ART” WON.  WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU BLOG READERS FOR VOTING AND WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS DIY PROJECT!

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Why buy a generic piece of art from a store when you can create your own at home?  In this project, we’ll show you a few ways to create vintage inspired images using plants.  Art is such a broad subject and so deciding on a DIY project this week was difficult.  However, this project is fitting because mixing modern with vintage styling is an Attic tradition.  Although The Attic has a lot of modern clothing, the vintage items are what add interest to the store.  The reason for the allure of vintage is the fact that it is so unique and one-of-a-kind; you know that the possibility of someone else owning the same item is unlikely.  The same goes with creating your own artwork, it is highly unlikely that someone else will have that exact piece of art hanging on their walls.  If you would like to send us some pics of your project, check out our DIY Page for the email address.  Thanks and and have fun if you are trying this project at home!

What you’ll need:
Frames: You can find great vintage frames at thrift shops, flea markets, and tag sales.
Paper: You can use any paper you would like; printmaking paper was used for this project.
Paint: You can use any paint; acrylic was used for this project.
Brushes: small and large
Roller or Spoon: used to push the leaves into the paper
Leaves: any kind, washed, and cleaned

Create these two cool art projects! They're both inspired by vintage posters.

PROJECT 1: GREEN LEAF

This first project was inspired by this vintage salon poster.

Begin by cutting the paper to the size you need and paint it a pea green color.

Now paint the leaf a bright golden yellow and print it on the paper.

Now take a black marker and outline the leaf. Paint the word "leaf" underneath and outline that too.

PROJECT 2: WINDY CITY LEAF

This second project was inspired by this vintage looking Chicago poster.

Begin by cutting the paper to the size you need. Tape a frame around the paper, you'll paint it later.

Create letters using the masking tape and put them on the paper. Tape the leaf to the paper.

Paint around the leaf and letters with a light sky blue color. When it's dry, remove the leaf in order to paint it but don't remove the letters.

Paint one side of the leaf a dark blue-grey and the other side a sunny yellow.

Now print the leaf onto the paper.

Paint the leaf veins on the yellow side with a lighter grey-blue. Take the tape off and paint the letters and border in a light yellow tea color. Now you are done and it's ready for a frame!

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