If you’re thinking that your next home decorating project might be a piece of large wall art but you’re not sure if you want to spend the money or the time creating a large piece, think small! Small items can easily be built up into stunning displays as part of a large wall art piece, using things that you already have or are inexpensive to buy. Even better, your piece will be completely unique to you and your home. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Digital Art Collage with CD Cases
It can be difficult to pair digital art files to create cohesive wall art for a collage, so why not use a single digital art file to create one? You can enlarge your artwork and print it so that the separate panels are held within CD cases. Here’s how:
Image Transfers on Reclaimed Tiles
Reclaimed tiles are easy to find and inexpensive, since after a building project is complete there usually aren’t enough of the same tiles to take on another home decorating project. Check with local independent home improvement stores (since big boxes are not as likely to discount "leftovers"), see if there is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in your area, or just keep an eye open at garage and estate sales to find tiles. There are several things you can do with these eco-friendly materials:
Turn Small Gestures into Large Digital Art
If you have a scanner at home, almost anything can become digital art for your home decorating style. You can scan objects that are small but have meaning to you and share them with the world in a big way as a piece of large wall art. Here are a few ideas for things to scan and enlarge:
Since it’s hard to print large digital art from home, you will probably want to enlist the help of a professional printer for this project. That isn’t a problem though, since printing on canvas will bring even more attention to your custom artwork and is sure to make your new piece a conversation starter.
Whichever of these projects you choose to take on or even just use as inspiration, your large wall art is sure to express your family’s unique personalities. Have fun and look forward to starting the school year with new artwork!