I'm often inspired by the beautiful interiors of retail spaces, and on a recent trip to J.Crew I noticed a simple yet intriguing piece of art hanging on the wall that made me stop and think, "I could do that!" So I did. If anyone knows who the original artist is, please let me know in the comments. Aside from fashion my true love is art and I would love to know who created this piece. Ok, now on to the how to! It's super easy and essentially free (how's that for budget?) aside from purchasing a frame.
Here's the work of art that inspired me, I snapped this photo for reference using my iPhone.
Materials: You will need a piece of heavyweight white paper for mounting, assorted paint chips (I got mine at Home Depot), scissors, a ruler and some tape.
Begin by cutting your paint chips into smaller strips to isolate each color.
Now the fun part: Start out by matching up your colors to your reference photo. You can print the one I featured here in my blog or make up your own color scheme. It's hard to mess up! Just see what inspires you, or play with colors that match your decor.
Here's how it'll look once you've put together your composition, harmonious or otherwise!
Now cut the paint chips you've selected into smaller rectangles.
You can use a ruler to measure or just eyeball it, that's what I did. I simply used little loops of regular Scotch tape to adhere my paint chips to my paper. This makes it easy to rearrange them, too.
And there you have it! Frame your art (that's half the battle) and you're done. This piece looks great alone or grouped with other wall art in a gallery arrangement.