I’ve been deep in the throes of getting a very special room ready for an expectant arrival; baby number three. [editor’s note: Andrea, not me (Nicole)!] I knew I wanted to use a mix of purchased prints and interesting treasures that hold meaning to our family, but I also knew I wanted to add a touch of DIY art to the room. The room is pure white, with white furnishings and bedding, and a touch of linen beige and bright pops of color to add some vibrancy to the space. I’ve had this bright neon artists tape on hand for a few months, and have had visions of creating graphic wall art out of it for some time, I just needed the right space to put it. When we settled on the theme for the nursery, I finally knew just where it had to go. The process is simple, with dramatic results. Here’s the how to.
You just need a few supplies: Picture frames and mattes, kraft paper and scissors, and brightly colored tape. I used artists tape because the colors are so vibrant and the tape easily peels off so you can replace it if you make a mistake in original placement. You could definitely use washi tape as well, although since most washi tape is semi translucent, it won’t have the same vibrant opacity that this tape has.
Simply cut out a square of kraft paper that fits your frame, and then start placing your tape in a haphazard manner so that lines and angles intersect and meet. There’s really no formula here, just whatever looks pleasing to your eye. If you’re using the artist tape, you can easily peel it off and replace it if you don’t like how the design is coming out.
When your design is complete, trim off or tape back the edges, and then tape your design to your matte. Place inside your frame and place it in your favorite spot. The two I made are sitting right on top of the dresser with a few other fun treasures for the baby (seen at the top of the post), and my favorite succulent filled polka dot pot.