Make These: Rorschach Ink Blot Pillows

Make these: DIY Rorschach test pillows

Are you familiar with the Rorschach Test? It's the psychological exam where you look at ink blots and say what you see. Depending on how you interpret the ink, you receive a different diagnosis of your psyche. Now, I'm not a psychiatrist by any means, but I do know a DIY opportunity when I see one. Whether or not you interpret the shapes as a bear, or as the face of your mother, throw a little color in there and we've got ourselves a project. Continue Reading

Make This! Abstract Wall Art Using a Hair Dryer

DIY abstract art using a hair dryer

Lately I've been getting sucked into watching painting videos on Instagram. The abstract paintings are the best. I love the ones where the artist is seemingly just messing around, throwing paint here and there, when suddenly BAM! – some well-placed paint or drip technique brings it all together. While I'm not as clever an abstract painter as these Instagram stars are, you don't have to be an expert to make some fun abstract wall art. I made this piece the other day using a hair dryer – keep reading and I'll show you how.               Continue Reading

Make This: Affordable Glass Wall Art for Under $20!

Affordable glass wall art project

Ideas pop up in the most random of situations, don't they? The inspiration for this project came to me the other day when I was at the airport. I was standing in line at a Wendy's, preparing to pay $15 for a small frosty and fries (why is airport food so expensive?!), and I was absent-mindedly staring at this wall that divided the checkout lane from the seating area. The wall was made of two layered panels of glass, frosted. Continue Reading

Super Easy Cup & Bucket Artwork

The lovely pieces of art seen in the pic above were made with a bucket and a plastic cup. Seriously.

To make one for your own, you’ll need:

  • stretched art canvas (although cheaper and heavier, a piece of MDF would work too)
  • acrylic paint, three different colors in all
  • a paint roller
  • a bucket and a foam cup
  • polyurethane

To see the entire tutorial, head on over to BHG.

Curbly Artist Profile: Meet Melsky

Artist and Curbly member Melsky (which is a combination of her first and last name) describes her acrylic on paper creations as eclectic, whimsical, abstract and colorful. An aggressive use of adjectives to be sure, but they’re necessary to describe her unique and vibrant images. Here, in Curbly’s first artist profile, I pose some questions to Melsky in an effort to get to know her and her work a little bit better.

Melsky and her art

You used to be a ceramic artist, yet your online gallery and Etsy shop feature whimsical, vibrant images of acrylic on paper. Continue Reading

DNA Art or Government Conspiracy?

Have you heard about DNA 11? They create very personal art from their customers’ DNA or fingerprints. They SAY that they are making ‘one-of-a-kind’ abstract ‘masterpieces’, or are they REALLY a front for the government to collect DNA and fingerprints from unsuspecting narcissists…hmmmm?

Fingerprint images start at $190; DNA portraits start at $390.