Summer is here, and I am so happy! It’s finally warm enough to sit outside, and bring in flowers from the yard like lilacs! It’s a good time to make small decor changes. Am I the only one who likes to add new art to their walls with each season? I wanted to add a new piece of art above my sub-level stairway. I always feel like it’s an area I look at everyday, and a beautiful piece of art should be hanging there. I loved the idea of a still life painting of a bowl of oranges. Oranges seem so fun for summer, don’t they? I decided to try and use an mixed media art technique to make cut paper still life art.
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I loved doing this project, because it gave me the chance to play with paint, paper, and decoupage medium. I really love decoupaging. I used to decoupage furniture, glass and fabric and haven’t done it in a while. The one thing I did forget was how decoupage glue seems to stick to your fingers, and you’re peeling it off hours later.
If you want to make one of your own cut paper still life pieces of wall art, you can see the full instructions with templates on the DecoArt blog. You can even print and cut out the bowl!
I love how the cut paper still life wall art is the perfect piece for above the doorway.
I have all kinds of art around my kitchen, most of it from antique stores, or thrifted. I found the vintage brass number a few years ago. With 5 of us in this crazy house, it was perfect!
I also have a miniature oil painting I bought years ago. It’s a great little piece of art for a skinny wall.
I love my cut paper art above the door, but a part of me wants to use one of those Command hooks to hang it in the area over my oven. I feel like that’s a blank slate, and could use some art. What do you think?
It’s really a versatile project. You could easily make one with lemons or pears as well.
If you love this art technique, you also might like String Pull Painting.