Because Therapy's Expensive
If you are a regular follower of Shauna on Instagram, you have come to notice that weekends are times for projects. That is, unless she is waiting in line for 4 hours for tacos. (More on that later). Her DIY Dot paintings were a huge hit a couple years ago and inspired lots of us to embrace our inner artist and create art that's both simple and personal. We believe that anything can be art, and art in your home should reflect you and your passions. So, inspired by a piece of 3D photography that she bought in Guatamala, Shauna set out to recreate the technique with photos of her recent travels.
So, as it turns out, a time consuming project but not difficult. The floating frames are from Michaels and come in several sizes. Foam board is used to glue (tacky glue is the best option we've found) to the back of the photo pieces you cut out to give it the 3D effect. Also some precision scissors or an exacto knife are handy tools to have. Check out the video tutorial below.
So easy, peasy! I promise you can do it. All of our photos were taken with an iPhone and we had them printed at Walgreens. So, no fancy cameras necessary. Now, if photography is not your strongest skill, you can go to websites like Society 6 or Etsy and snag some great travel photos of places you've visited. Or, not visited. Just because the photography is beautiful. Here are some of our favorites from Society 6.
So, if you've run out of projects around the house this summer, here's a fun one for you to tackle. We'd love to see what you create! Post on Instagram with the tag #ShaunasDIYchallenge for a chance to be featured in our stories!
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A while ago I searched for a small print painting to go with my super busy wallpaper and found one that cost over $700. For dots. Painted on a canvas. I didn't understand why it would be so expensive to own a print or a painting that was literally DOTS. So I went to my crafts store and purchased canvases, paint, and a paint brush, and made my own version of dot art. Since I posted it on my Instagram page I've had lots of inquiries and requests for a tutorial. Apparently I'm now some kind of dot painting genius, which is exactly what my parents had in mind for me when they brought me home from the hospital nearly 48 years ago. So here you are, my beautiful friends. Dot Art Tutorial Para Ti. (for you)