Every home can be made more beautiful and interesting by a framed work of art. These pieces give you the ability to show your personality and really transform a house into a home. Many people frame famous pieces of art, but some go the extra mile and even create their own. Here’s a look at why this is a great option and how you can get started.
Why to Create Your Own Art
There are lots of reasons that it makes sense to create your own art. Here’s a look at why you might want to pick up your paintbrush and get started.
You can create art with a personal touch
Everybody has a story to tell and possess a unique blend of experiences and opinions. You should regularly practice expressing yourself and the things that you have experienced in life. This can help you to create really personal pieces of art that tell a unique story and give you the ability to communicate with others.
It’s a lot of fun
A simple practical reason for enjoying art is that creating is a fun process! There’s something exhilarating about mentally imagining what you want to create and then using your body to physically produce it. You can really let your mind flow and get some amazing results that you are happy with.
Having a creative outlet helps your mental health
Every single person has their own frustrations and fears. Art gives people a positive creative outlet to process those emotions and many people feel better for it. Many people find creating art to be a relaxing and positive hobby and the final product is an added bonus!
How to Create Your Own Frame-Worthy Art
Interested in creating your own frame-worthy art but you’re not sure how to get started? Here’s a closer look at the steps you need to take.
Uncover your style
Before you think about the specifics, you should think generally about what you want to create. Draw inspiration from pieces that you admire and think about what might work well from a practical perspective.
You could get some basic materials and experiment to see what you really enjoy. You might find that you love something that you have never tried before! There are lots of arts and crafts shops out there that you can visit.
You might want to try some of the following materials and mediums:
- Acrylic paints
- Watercolour paints
- Oil paints
There are many pieces that you could create for a bespoke frame. You could even think about creating 3D options and using a shadowbox frame to house it.
Use the right materials
Now that you have a better idea of what it is that you want to create, you should think carefully about the materials that you are going to use.
People differ greatly in terms of their philosophy when it comes to the cost and quality of the materials that you need to use. Some people believe that poor-quality materials can be used very well in experienced hands and that quality is not at all important.
Whatever your philosophy, you should think about your materials from a practical perspective. If you would like to create a piece to frame, you’ll want to consider the durability of the canvas, for example, to make sure that your piece will last for as long as possible.
Many artists use poorer-quality materials for practicing but then really push the boat out to make sure that they have the finest materials for their final pieces.
Master the fundamentals
Trying to create art at the outset is an intimidating and often frustrating experience. You will look towards the pieces of art that you admire and feel as though your own pieces pale in comparison.
This is a natural process but you shouldn’t beat yourself up. The important thing to remember at the outset of your artistic journey is to master the fundamentals and manage your ambitions. If you focus on learning the basic techniques and best practice of your chosen medium, you’ll quickly elevate your ability.
You should keep everything that you create, too. Every little sketch or early draft will give you a better idea of where you came from and help you to benchmark your progress. It can be very motivating to look back and see how you have improved.
Find your favourite learning method
There are lots of ways for you to learn new techniques and abilities. Whatever type of learner you are, you will find that you are spoiled for choice! Here are just some of the resources that you can use to enhance your abilities and master your craft:
- In-person classes
- Blogs and website
- YouTube tutorials
- Books and guides
- Artist workshops
You can use a blend of your favourite methods to learn. You will find that you naturally craft your own curriculum and discover your tastes. This makes it easier to learn by yourself in the future too.
Get to grips with frames
Now that you have created some pieces of your own, it’s time to think about framing the best options. You will want to familiarise yourself with the fundamentals of framing to make sure that you do your piece justice.
Here are some free posts and resources that we have created to help you:
- Which Materials Are Best for Your Bespoke Picture Frame?
- Hanging a Picture 101: How to Get It Right
- Putting Together a Wall Display: Our Top Tips
- Bespoke Frame Trends for 2019
If you have any questions about framing your own art, be sure to get in touch with us. We are very friendly and it would be our pleasure to help you get the most from your piece of art!
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