Cropped Artwork – Displaying Abstract Pieces

After working on the gallery wall for my bedroom, I had an idea. An idea that I’ve used in some of my work in the past and that I’ve seen in the work of my friend, Annie.


It’s like a peek-a-boo for abstract art – for your own or your child’s creations. It’s so easy! Let’s get going!


Supplies for Abstract Art:

  • watercolor
  • brushes
  • watercolor paper
  • colorful cardstock
  • Xacto knife
  • cutting mat
  • pencil
  • sewing machine (optional)
  • bulldog clips (optional)

You don’t have to make artwork from scratch, you can always find interesting wallpaper, prints or old artwork.


Paint your artwork. Or find some awesome artwork from around the house.


Cut out your cover paper to smaller than the artwork. Then triangles or any shape you like. Triangles are really easily cut with an Xacto knife.


Place the paper on top of the artwork and adjust the position as needed.


Mark where the top paper is to go, and cut out your watercolor.


Sew the two together and display with bulldog clips. Danae of Gather & Hunt showed me this cool trip of holding up unframed artwork. Brillant on her part, right?



Here are some more great ways to display children’s artwork: Pinterest boardHouzz

Happy crafting!

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