By Gwen Hefner

Published on June 15, 2015

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Photography by Gwen Hefner

By Gwen Hefner

At the end of last year we moved into a new-to-us home that included a wood paneled living room. While painting the wood could have instantly updated the space, I liked the idea of working with this original, traditional detail. As I layered on more modern accents, art seemed like a good place to get an abstract look, especially on a budget.  Inspired by the look of Rorschach's pieces, I wanted to try and achieve something similar.

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Supplies

 
1. Mixed media paper
2. A tube of acrylic paint
3. Waxed paper

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1.

Cut a piece of waxed paper to the size of your artwork's paper.

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2.

Fold the waxed paper in half.

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3.

Open the waxed paper back up and squirt paint on one side, abstractly.

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4.

Fold in half again and use your hands to smooth out the paint.

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5.

Open back up to reveal your design.

6.

Place the waxed paper faced down on the paper and smooth with your hands.

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7.

Peel away to reveal your art and enjoy!

*Optional: Reuse waxed paper again for a more textured look.

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