How to Turn Inexpensive Framed Art Into Custom Artwork

I’ve been hunting for vintage pieces with no luck on the size I needed, so I decided to make my own. Click through for my easy tutorial and for some inspiration!

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- Anything abstract - Anything textural - Landscape paintings - Geometric works



- Painter's tape - Brush set - Matte medium - Acrylic paints

Tape the Frame

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First, you’ll want to tape the frame. Unless you’re able to detach the art from the frame- this is the easiest way to ensure the frame stays clean.

Prime the Canvas

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I was totally out of gesso- so my plan was to either use white, gray, or black paint… depending on the color palette.

Begin Painting & Layering

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I began by blocking out the basic shape and landscape, then layered on the paint as I mixed up different colors…

Apply Texture

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This adds a giclée type texture to the surface, giving it an artist enhanced look and dimension.

Rather than waiting for each layer to dry, I try to work quickly- blending as I go. I also keep my mattie medium (extender) handy,.

Abstract Painitng Tips

I’m looking forward to sharing the basement media room reveal with you soon- we’re just waiting on one last thing to arrive and I’ll be ready to photograph it….