This weekend, I had the sudden urge to create. The other day, I was on a Target run, and no trip to Target is without its impulse buys [I really should be banned from Target!]. Before I knew it, I was drawn towards the craft aisle [let's be real, this always happens!] and I quickly snapped up a few rolls of washi tape [here's an article explaining the wonders of washi]. I had an idea in mind. I have tons of canvas boards at home, and was envisioning a grouping of fun, graphic art using my new washi loot.
This weekend, a friend and I created eight distinct washi tape pieces, and I really love how they all turned out!
I kept things simple with my designs. I was inspired by all sorts of plaid patterns. I kept envisioning bright, colorful plaid button downs. There's something so simple about them, but I love how the varying colors and lines come together and converge to create new colors. It goes without saying I have a slight affinity for guys in plaid!
My friend Katie took a different approach to her washi tape art. She was inspired by graphic pieces she'd seen on Pinterest, and I absolutely love them! Each one is so unique and has a great modern aesthetic.
Creating these was very simple. All you need are canvas boards [these are 8x10], a few rolls of washi tape in whatever colors tickle your fancy [they literally come in every color or pattern imaginable] and a pair of scissors. That, plus a little imagination or inspiration, and anyone can make some great graphic art!
When all eight pieces are placed together, they take on a whole new feel. Combining the more traditional patterns of plaid with the modern, geometric pieces just makes for a great wall of art.
I can't wait to frame all of these and test them out on a gallery wall. I think they'll make for a bright pop of color in any space!