I've been completely loving geometric-inspired artwork lately (see also here and here)- it always seems to add an interesting graphic + eye-catching element to gallery walls and displays. I think what I like most about geometric art is that it's often a mix of simple + complex. While the overall appearance can be a complicated & ornate, it's usually composed of very simple, repeating lines & shapes.
Anyway, I've been meaning to make some of my own for a while now, and was happy to finally get around to it this week! This project ended up being super quick & simple - In Illustrator, I just "sketched out" the shape and triangle pattern that I wanted, printed it out on thick cardstock, and cut out the triangles with an X-acto blade. The whole thing probably took less than half an hour - my favorite kind of project!
I'm happy with how it turned out - it sort of reminds me of a gemstone with lots of facets! Plus, I like the simplicity of the brown cardstock contrasting with the white paper behind it.
To make your own, you'll need:
- thick cardstock, in your desired color
- a pencil, pen, or a graphic computer program you can sketch your design on
- X-acto blade
- cutting mat
- white cardstock to mount it on
- 8x10 picture frame
1) Sketch out your design on the computer or by hand - if using your computer, print the design on the cardstock. Originally I had wanted to use chip board because it's thicker & would show more dimension against the white background. Unfortunately, my printer doesn't like the thickness of chip board very much (yay paper jams!), but if you're drawing yours by hand, feel free to use chip board.
2) Cut out your design with your X-acto blade. I just freehanded mine, but if cutting straight isn't your strongpoint, feel free to use a metal ruler :)
3) When you finish cutting out the design, cut your cardstock down to 8x10 so that it fits in a frame. Mount it to white paper or cardstock, stick it in a frame, and your done!
Happy Happy Friday, and three cheers for the weekend, friends! I hope you have a good one :)