Paintings. August 4th, 2021

Going Abstract with walls using thread

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Going abstract with walls under $10 is a project involving acrylic paints and thread to make abstract art for wall decorating. This is one project that I feel is my best one so far but tragically this is the only one that does not turn out that great in the pictures as it is in real. I hope you all like it as much as I adore it.


The idea came in my mind when I got inspired by this beautiful piece of art at Bed Bath and Beyond


So, as I was checking out the new arrivals and saw this huge wall art (well it was actually quite big) with all the beautiful words like family, children, love, faith, peace, believe and many more. This was in the form of blocks of different patterns sticked together each showing individual terms. This really caught my eye and by the time I came home I had an idea. 

I was thinking of making a good project for my living room for a while. So, here’s what I came up with. Let’s start with the required material. For complete details on the technique see Thread painting

  • Certificate frames
  • Drawing paper
  • Acrylic paints
  • Round brushes
  • Thread


Going abstract


  • I knew what I had to do, so I bought a set of certificate frames from Michaels.  Then I cut white drawing paper to the frames size. 
  • I then added some squares for making a common statement in the frames. 
  • I then sketched patterns and motives on the card paper. The entire sketching is free hand and it took most of my time and brain while designing the frames. 
  • Once I was happy with the sketch, I then glued thread to the lines using glue stick and then painted between the lines.
  • To understand the details on the technique used in making these frames. Check out my tutorial Thread painting
But still I thought something is missing. I liked the wall art because of the effective words at first sight. So, I knew I have to make my art personal. And included the message I love the most.
Here’s a close up of all the frames.








I hope you all enjoyed these frames. The best thing is that you don’t have to care about the paint flowing out of boundaries in this wall art.


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  1. Melissa says:

    So beautiful, and such a great idea! Love it!

  2. Hani,i got a doubt,if u use drawing paper,wont it soak with paint?can i use chart instead or will it soak too?

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