DIY Geometric Paintings Canvas Art

DIY Geometric Paintings Canvas Art.

I have been wanting to create a gallery wall for my dining room. But with baby no.2 we don’t have any family pictures that were worth putting on the canvas. So I decided to put that project on hold till his first birthday.


I found some blank canvases lying in my crafts store since we moved from Houston. And I wanted to put it to use. So I came up with the idea to paint them abstract.

And from there starts the story to make geometric paintings.


Before I get started let’s have a look at the final product.


DIY Geometric Paintings


DIY geometric paintings art 

Geometric Paintings Gallery Wall


DIY geometric paintings

I’m always in search of constructive ideas to keep my son from watching tv in summer vacations.

And one of those days I painted the canvases. And gave him a paper to paint on along with me.


Here’s what he came up with:


Creating Wall Art with Kid’s Artwork


creating wall art with kids artwork 

I thought that piece of artwork was fantastic. I framed and hung it in our living room.


While on the other hand, my vision for the abstract painting failed big time!


Acrylic painting on canvas fail


acrylic painting canvas


It was looking way to dull on the walls. So, instead of choosing shades of the dominating color in the room.

I decided to work with the accent colors I have in this room. Which I’ll be sharing later on!


And I came up with this:


Acrylic Painting on canvas

(Not quiet convincing still!)


acrylic abstract painting canvas 

And then I thought about various ideas for days.

From using vinyl to shadow boxes… From writing quotes to decoupaging photos…

From using patterns like honeycomb to herringbone…

Honestly, what not!


Just then…


geometric pattern 

Behold my geometric painting wall art “Pattern”.

 Who would have thought I’ll find inspiration at foot!


I then did the simplest thing ever to settle the canvas to match my space.


make geometric paintings tutorial 

Geometric Paintings Tutorial


  • I measured and divided the canvas into a square grid. And I found that it comprises of twelve 3″ x 3″ squares.
  • I then cut two 12″ x 12″ sketch papers into 1″ wide and 3″ long strips using decorative edge scissors.
  • Next I placed the strips on the canvas. Moving them around and putting them where ever they look best. And I came up with a pattern/ design.
  • Finally with the help of mod podge I decoupaged the strips on the canvas.
  • I brushed a coat of mod podge on the top to seal the paper on the canvas as well.


And that’s about it all.


geometric paintings canvas craftionary 

The canvas went from:

Dull to Bright to Balanced.


make acrylic painting canvas


And I also added my kids photos to balance it out.


make geometric paintings


I love the way it looks!

What do you think?


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  1. Very cool, Hani! I love that you used the kids’ artwork.
    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

    1. Thanks Steph.

  2. These look fun for my daughter and I to do!

  3. Besides the fact that this is done in my favorite color, it’s also inspiring me to create a scrapbook page or greeting card background. Oh, heck, I’ll just do both!

    1. Thanks for liking it Mary. You made my day! 🙂

      1. You’re welcome, Hani!
        Shall I send you a photo when I’ve got one done?

        1. Yes please do share. I am going to put it on my social networks if you allow me? 🙂 I am so excited to see your take on this!
          Have a great weekend.

  4. OK, it’s been more like a few months than a few days, but I finally completed the card inspired by this project. I’m posting it on my blog later, but I’m sending it to you now.

    1. Mary you are amazing. I love your card. 🙂

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