October 12, 2017

Inspirational Wall Art DIY Project - Guest Post by Marvin Gabriel

We all have our own problems, whether it's about our work, our family, relationships, etc.. It’s very easy to be negative and dwell on all our problems rather than picking yourself up and think about positivity. It’s just the way our brains work, we are all over-thinkers in our own level and most of the time we think about how things will get worse.

But it’s not going to be always like that, you just have to put in a conscious effort to try and push your brain towards positivity in one way or another.

One way that works for me is to surround myself with positive reinforcement reminders and quotations.

That’s why I made this Inspirational wall art project.

It was a win-win situation, I get to have my inspirational wall art and had a great bonding time with my wife and father throughout the process.

So, without further ado. Here’s my documentation on how we created this masterpiece.

Let’s start at what we used on this project:

- Styrofoam - 2ft x 4ft x 1/2" thick

- White cartolina

- Poster paint and brushes

- Double sided tape

- Cutter

- Ruler

I started out by doing a draft in photoshop on how my wall art will look like

Then I cut the styrofoam using a sharp cutter, you can use a styrofoam cutter if you have for a more clean cut.

Then I put double sided tape on the styrofoam, I suggest you cover the whole styrofoam with double sided tape. I didn’t cover mine so when we painted it there was some creases in between.

Then my wife covered it with cartolina, I asked her to do it because I was not feeling confident enough to cover it properly. I don’t like wrapping gifts and it’s like the same thing. :)

Then we started making the colors that we want, it was a breeze because my wife is a cake decorator so mixing colors for her is very easy.

While she’s mixing colors, I started painting, I started out with the lightest color in the palette up to the darkest.

It was a trial and error on my part as I don’t have any experience on painting and I just went Yolo on this one

I had to repaint some parts and adjust the gradient effect until i was satisfied. I have a little bit of OCD so I actually repainted it a couple of times.

Then I started on the second one and tried my best to match them together.

I think i did a pretty decent job matching both of them

While I’m doing the main parts, my wife painted the two accent parts

After the paint dried up i asked my father to help out on the lettering part. We are fortunate to have him on the project as me and my wife don’t have the talent required for this part.

He did a great job! I couldn’t ask for a better output than what he did.

And there you have it, the finished product!

Now, everytime I feel negativity I just have to look up and remind myself to change my attitude, to change the way I think , and to change the way I react with the thoughts inside my head and what’s happening around me.

Finally, you don’t have to follow the project step by step. What I want you to take away on this is that you can make a project similar to this that can inspire you on whatever you do in your life.You don’t have to spend so much. You just have to think of a way to do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Good luck!

About the Author

Marvin Gabriel is the Author and Owner of shopzadaph.com; He creates quality product reviews for cheap products online. As well as tutorials, tips and tricks for a better online shopping experience.

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  1. Thank you very much Ms Karla for allowing me to share :)

  2. This looks great! There's just something wonderful about having a piece on your wall that you made that brings joy every time you look at it.

    1. Thank you, the wall art really helps me stay positive.

  3. I love all the detail that went into making this. My favorite part was the gradual variation of colors. Then to see the final product was great. Awesome work!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

  4. This is an awesome artwork! It'll surely remind you each time you try n think negative. 😁🍒❤ I love the writing by the way, kudos to your father!

    1. Thank you Lawson! Yes, if it wasnt for my father my wall art will just be a regular abstract painting. :)


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