In elementary school, I remember doing a project similar to this one. The challenge was to make art with geometric shapes. I really enjoyed it. I believe I used squares for mine because I didn’t have a choice. I imagine because it was easier for the art teacher to cut out. Now, there are shaped hole punches, which makes this process so much easier.
I wanted to do something a little different with this art project, though. Something a little more exciting. Maybe a little more adult? I wanted to use multiple shades of multiple colored triangle cut outs to create somewhat of a gradient. It was fun. It would be really fun to work on with young kids.
With the most basic of shapes and colors, you can make something beautiful.
Want to give it a shot? Keep reading.
Triangle Wall Art Materials
- Mod podge
- paint brush
- triangle hole punch
- multi-colored cardstock
FYI: Michael’s always has awesome cardstock and I’m pretty sure they’re having a sale right now.
Step 1: cut out your triangles
Using your hole punch, cut out triangles. I cut out 2-3 of each color, depending on how often I plan to use that color in the art work.
Step 2: start your base layer
Use the Mod Podge to glue on the base layer of the design to a piece of paper or cardboard the size of the picture frame.
Start with the pastels and work your way up to the brighter colors.
Don’t worry about the pieces that hang over the edge.
Step 3: clean up the edges
Use the scissors to cut off the remaining so that the artwork fits in the frame.
Now, brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top to seal it.
Frame it and you’re done.
After photographing it, I thought better of using the glass since the Mod Podge I used had a gloss finish. The glossy glue under the glass is a little strange. Don’t you think?
It makes for some neat wall art, though. And adds a pop of color to the room!
Let me know what you think. Would you use the same colors? Shape?