DIY Wall Art in Grey, Black & Red

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Combine grey, black and red to make striking wall art.
Combine grey, black and red to make striking wall art. (Image: Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

A distinctive and large piece of grey, black and red wall art adds a bold focal point to any room in the house. Use an uncomplicated tape-resist technique to create a modern design that adds chic elegance to your decor when placed over a sofa, fireplace, bed or in the dining room. Younger members of the family can use this technique to create a one-of-a-kind piece of wall art for their bedrooms. Use a smaller version of the wall art to decorate a hallway or powder room.

Things You'll Need

  • 60-by-36-inch stretched canvas
  • 1/4-inch wide painter’s tape
  • White paper plate
  • 4-ounces grey acrylic paint
  • 4-ounces black acrylic paint
  • 4-ounces red acrylic paint
  • Size 2 round artist's paintbrush
  • Size 10 flat artist's paintbrush
  • Picture hangers
  • Screwdriver

Press one long strip of 1/4-inch wide painter’s tape diagonally over a 60-by-36-inch stretched canvas, crossing the canvas to the opposite edge. Press 10 more long strips of tape over the canvas in the same manner, crossing over the strips and creating an abstract design of geometric shapes.

Squeeze about 1 ounce of grey acrylic paint on a paper plate. Fill several random geometric-shaped areas with the grey paint. Use a size 2 round artist's paintbrush in the shape’s corners and a size 10 flat artist's paintbrush in the larger middle sections.

Repeat, filling random geometric shapes with black and red acrylic paints. Let the paint dry for 2 hours. Pull the painter’s tape from the completed wall art. Attach two picture hangers to the back of the artist canvas, evenly spaced apart, with a screwdriver.

Tips & Warnings

  • Practice the wall art technique on a piece of poster board before painting the canvas.
  • Securely press the painter’s tape to the canvas to prevent bleeding.

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