A couple of weeks ago I promised some more posts about affordable DIY art. If you saw my house on The Design Files, you would have noticed this idea. In my studio I have a big empty wall that needed some art. I didn’t have the time or budget to make or buy anything really, so I was inspired to create a temporary collage with the paint chips that Roxy and I seem to gather each time we visit our local Bunnings.
|Photos: Lucy Feagins, The Design Files
Although the colour placement looks quite random it was actually very considered. If you created a collage that had squared edges I think random placement would work well. Or you could place the paint chips in rows of colours or graduating tones. Or try a chequerboard pattern. There’s really no limit to what you could do. I used tiny balls of Blu Tac (my interior decoration must-have) to secure the paint chips to the wall.
A much more refined and up-scale type of pixellated colour collage is this fabulous wall art by ixxi. The ixxi system features a brilliantly simple modular method of ‘X’s and ‘I’s to connect the photo collage pieces together. Obviously this is a much nicer and long-term solution to using paint chips and Blu Tac!