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Minimal Water Colour Abstract Linen Painting

How to make a minimal water colour abstract linen painting using a piece of linen fabric, water colours & a frame.

Hi there & Happy 3rd Monday of the Month! Which also means it’s IBC time, where a bunch of ladies from all over the world get together to share some fun projects. This month our theme is linen/silk, and I chose to make a minimal water colour abstract linen painting. It is so easy and minimal, just how I like it. And I hope you do too!

Last months theme was leather and I gave my glass bottles a fun little makeover. Read more about it here.

 

Minimal Water Colour Abstract Linen Painting

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What you need:

a small piece of linen fabric

small white wooden frame 

mustard & white water colour

paint brush

plastic plate & glass with water

glue

Instructions:

1. Cut your linen fabric according to the size of your frame.

2. Take the glass out of the frame, leaving the backing only.

3. Place your linen on top of the backing, securing it with dots of glue in each corner to stay put.

4. Put the backing with linen back into the frame, cutting off excess on the sides and leaving out the glass.

5. Start by adding water to your white water colour and brushing it over the bottom part of the linen.

6. Add more colour or water, depending on the effect you want.

7. Add water to your yellow mustard water colour and paint a line along the top of the white part. The more water you use, the more it will mix and flow into the white, which gives the nice water colour effect.

8. Let dry completely and you’re done!

 

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Linen turns out to be a perfect canvas, it’s absorbent and dries very quickly. I love how the water colours got soaked into the fabric and how the painting turned out!

 

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minimal water colour abstract linen painting northernfeeling.com

 

I chose the mustard yellow on the beige linen paired with white, because it blends in very well with the rest of my decor.

 

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minimal water colour abstract linen painting northernfeeling.com

 

minimal water colour abstract linen painting northernfeeling.com

 

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Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m off to see what the other ladies came up with today!! I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple, minimal water colour painting on linen and got inspired to make your own!!

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate it!

 

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Northern Feeling 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    22/04/2019 at 3:39 pm

    Mmmmmmm, now here’s the thing, if I had to paint a line on linen it would just look like a “line on linen” 😀 but not you Katrin. You make it look like a hazy sunset over the mountains and you do it so effortlessly too. HOW!!???? Love how you interpreted this month’s theme in such a lovely way. But then again you always do.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      01/05/2019 at 8:25 am

      Haha, no, I think you’d paint something amazing my friend. <3

  • Reply
    Marie
    22/04/2019 at 6:57 pm

    I ditto what Michelle said! LOVE this idea for creating DIY wall art because the linen adds a lovely texture.

  • Reply
    Mary
    22/04/2019 at 10:22 pm

    Rothko would be proud of your painting Katrin. I agree with the ladies, it really does look like a landscape in the desert. Well done and how very ingenious of you to think of such an idea.

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    Leanna
    22/04/2019 at 10:44 pm

    This is really beautiful Katrin. Recently I have started playing with watercolour pens and started doing embroidery again. You have inspired me to try and create something using your method. Wish me luck as your piece is beautiful.

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      Katrin
      01/05/2019 at 8:26 am

      Oh I’d love to give watercolor pens a try too! Sounds like fun!

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    Sam - Raggedy Bits
    28/04/2019 at 8:45 am

    Just beautiful, Katrin. I love how you used the mustard colour and your so right it blends in beautifully with your gorgeous decor.

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