Arts'n crafts ideas (Full version)

Interior decoration

Increasingly, we like to customize the everyday objects that surround us. Using the techniques of paper napkin applique and mixed media painting, we pride ourselves on adding a more personal touch to our belongings
The lastest fashion goes one step further: hanging our very own paintings in our homes! The real advantage of creating our own paintings (excepting the pleasure we get from it) is being able to match them precisely to our home's interior decor - sofa, drapes, wall color etc... Interior decoration
all of which creates a real ambience that belongs to nobody but us. What's more, it's ideal for decorating your home without breaking the bank!

You don't have to know how to draw to paint : with a few easy techniques and the right tools we can all create novel, and above all individual paintings! decorative painted canvas The principle Paint a canvas on a 3D stretcher (frame). (Here we're using linen for the canvas but stretchers in white cotton are more common).The stretcher thickness (usually one sixth of an inch) gives a decorative touch even without an outside frame.
You can play around with groupings of paintings - 3 little stretchers side by side, 4 stretchers in a square arrangement etc...
Here, the stretcher is displayed lengthways, allowing a 3 square arrangement : on the upper square a smaller stretcher has been fixed.
Interior decoration : painting
Since we're not painting precise designs, it's more important to create a textured effect, by using different techniques and materials :
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