“I like big art and I cannot lie” … it’s the truth, I LOVE big art. It makes such an impact!
I have been slowly accumulating artwork created by the kids or myself or both, to create an art gallery wall in our stairwell. It’s a large wall and I feel like it needs to be filled with big pieces so that it isn’t too busy. I’ve had a large poster size Ikea frame kicking around for awhile and this idea in my head that would be perfect for it … tons of painted circles in a rainbow of colors! To add another level of interest we used book pages from a Harry Potter book that I used for a previous project and I think it looks amazing!
Materials + Supplies
- Book Pages or Paper
- Watercolor Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Circle Punch (we used a 2″ punch)
- Glue Stick
- Picture Frame
- We started by painting the book pages with watercolor paints. The kids had fun trying different patterns + colors. After their pages dried, I went over + added another layer with various patterns.
- Once the pages were all dry, we punched circles out of all the pages. The scrap pile looked almost as pretty as the circles.
3. I used the backside of the paper that came with the frame + laid the circles down in a random pattern. I found the center points on all 4 sides + spaced them out evenly. I started with the center circle + used a glue stick to secure to the paper, then worked my way out, keeping everything lined up (I just eyeballed the whole thing, but you could use a ruler if you wanted to make sure it was perfectly straight).
Here’s a close up of pages … so fun!
4. Pop it into the frame + you’re done!!
It’s so colorful and the circles are all so different. This big art piece definitely makes a big statement! I can’t wait to hang it up in our stairwell with the rest of our art pieces.