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Black and White Geometric Art DIY

DIY Geometric Art

You guys know I love collecting all different forms of art and am passionate about discovering up and coming artists, but I noticed there’s one type of artwork missing from my collection… a geometric piece. I decided it would be fun (and simple) to attempt a large scale, black and white geometric art DIY.

You can really get creative with this one because it’s the easiest painting you’ll ever make! Here’s what you’ll need to begin…

1 Large Canvas (I used a 30″ x 30″)
Thin Painters Tape
Art Sponge
Black Acrylic Paint
Ruler or Tape Measure

Simple Black and White Art DIY

Step 1 // Dream up any fun patterns that come to mind. I kept mine symmetrical, so I began with finding the center of the canvas.


Step 2 // Start taping whatever pattern you had envisioned. I debated symmetrical options, as well a random design (in the true fashion of Kelly Wearstler).

Lined Canvas DIY

Step 3 // Dip the end of a dense sponge into black paint and begin to press the paint onto the canvas.

Black and White Canvas DIY

Feel free to get creative with the technique. If you’d like an ombre, faded, or distressed look, experiment with the amount of pressure applied while sponging the canvas.

Large Scale Art DIY

Step 4 // Once the canvas is completely covered, including the edges, allow it to dry overnight. Be sure the paint is set and carefully remove the painters tape. That’s all there is to it! It’s probably the easiest painting DIY I’ve ever tried. It took all of 30 minutes.

If you’re looking for something with a little less line and structure, check out this large scale, abstract canvas I completed last year.

Black and White Art DIY

I think this piece would look fantastic styled with contrasting pieces, like a velvet tufted sofa… or imagine it installed in an unexpected setting. Doesn’t it look great with Jacqueline’s curved, feminine architecture? I’m definitely on a DIY kick lately! I’ve just been having a lot of fun creating.

*As seen on the Interior Collective.

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  • Reply
    Leah Prevost
    May 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I have a huge piece I had bought from pier one about 5yrs ago that I got sick of and painted over and did not like the end result. So I’m going to try this now! It looks insanely gorgeous in Jaquelines living room.

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      May 6, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you. Yay!! Let me know how it turns out ;)

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    June 1, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Gorgeous and affordable. I can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      June 1, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks, Leah!! Tag us if you give it a try- I’d love to see your finished painting. xo

      • Reply
        June 10, 2016 at 6:35 pm

        Oh lordy, it was sort of a disaster. How did you avoid paint bleeding under the tape? Maybe i need a better painter’s tape?

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          June 10, 2016 at 7:49 pm

          Oh no!! I used 3-M painters tape and made sure the edges were sealed really well. Paint over it and start again! Who knows- who might look even cooler with more layers. Good luck!! xo

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    SJ Das
    June 19, 2020 at 8:04 am

    What size masking tape did you use? The site linked to .25 inch but it seems a bit narrow. thanks!

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      June 19, 2020 at 9:26 am

      Hello! Since this post is four years old, I think the product link has been switched or updated by the vendor. I use 1″ tape. Hope this helps :)

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        SJ Das
        June 22, 2020 at 7:35 am

        Thanks so much! am going to give this a shot :) I think it comes in .94 which is close enough!

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