I was browsing the West Elm website and fell in love with this piece of art - the colors, the simplicity, but not for $150 each. So I decided to attempt to make my own version and you can do the same thing. Here are the supplies I used.
- Drawing Paper
- Two paint brushes (one small and one larger) with a rounded tip
- Craftsmart paint in Gray and Granite
- square frame with a matte (optional)
The design was actually very easy to create. I used a smaller brush for the inner portion of the circle and the larger brush for the outside. I simply used the brushes to create dots in a circle. Switch between the dark granite, light gray and a combination of both colors to create a random color pattern.
See how the colors vary below.
Unfortunately I am not very good at creating dots in a perfect circle. In order to remedy that issue, I placed the matte over the art to create clean lines.
Below is the finishes product! For a fraction of the cost, I'm pretty pleased with the outcome! If you are better at creating a perfect circle than I am - or at least one that looks less like an oval - you can omit the matte.
Have you created any knock off art or projects?