DIY CAT ART - Made Easy
Susie E Caron
Do you want an quick,easy, elegant art project to hang on your wall or give as a gift? This cat art may be just what you want.
I found this free use photo online and it gave me an idea for a different art project for you.
Materials you will need: computer, printer, scissors, paper, colored paper or wallpaper type paper, Elmer's glue, pen and a frame.
I've mapped out the steps to complete this project below with photos.
Next print out copies of the cat in a variety of sizes: 8 x 10, 5 x 7, 4 x 6, and 3 x 5 or even smaller. You will be tracing these and cutting them out so best to not make them too small.
Next cut them out, next to but not on their outlines. This allows you to better trace them later.
Next you'll want to arrange them on a piece of paper, in a pattern pleasing to you. This is how I played with arranging them.
Step 7. After you've traced & cut out all the cats you plan to use, it's time to arrange them again dry onto a colored paper for the background. (You're pattern may change.)
This photo shows how I changed my mind after cutting out the wallpaper I wanted to use. I even decided to put the tip of one cat's tail slightly off the paper. This helps enhance the feeling of movement. You can change your mind too anytime. That's the process of doing art!
Now take a tiny paint brush and a small dab of Elmer's or similar glue on a paper plate. Paint the backs of each cat with thin application of glue. Make certain to get glue on the tiny tail, feet and ear places so they won't curl.
When you're satisfied with the gluing, place them on the background paper.
TIP: Make certain you are happy with your arrangement before you glue! Also start with the largest figure, OR the one in the background then build toward the front.
When your art has completely dried, you may sign it, or leave it and frame it to hang on your wall, or to give as a gift.
Here is a photo of mine, but not under glass yet to prevent light glare in this photo. (I'm an artist but not a good photographer and I wanted you to have an idea how I might frame this art piece.)
What do you think about this or my other DIY FREEBIE art projects? Let me know.
Hugs & Blessings,
Susie Caron, acrylic artist, creates realistic paintings of pets, animals, and selected scenes. Her love of and experience with many pets and farm animals throughout her life, enables her to capture the unique feeling and expression of each subject. In her commission pet and livestock portraits, Susie also works with each customer to discover and then reveal the personality and special bond between pet and human.
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