Thursday, September 8, 2011
$1.00 FOAM POSTER PAINTINGS
I'm a college student so I've always been in need of cool posters and decorative items for my dorm room walls. Most dorms prohibit nailing into the walls, so all decorations have to be light-weight & attached with removable stickies. The stickies always worked great for me, but consequently none of my canvas paintings or picture frames could go up. That was when I came up with a lighter and far more inexpensive material to produce artwork on....
Introducing Poster Foam Board! (Found at your local Dollar Tree)
Each piece of foam only costs $1.00, so go ahead and buy 15 of them. They typically come 20x30 inches, although you can buy much larger ones for a slightly higher price at Office Depot. After I discovered $1.00 foam board, I would host art parties in my dorm room & paint them with friends. We hung them in our rooms, kitchens, in the hallways, and sometimes even the elevator. I had people come to my door and ask if they could have the pieces that were displayed in the halls. Everybody loved them, and they were extremely convenient for the college kids.
Here are a few of my remaining foam-board paintings:
(A7X Inspired - 2008)
This painting was inspired by a an A7X song that I always loved. The A7X deathbat was replaced with a more feminine looking skull and crossbones adorned with a Juicy-Couture-esque crown on a pink splatter painted background.
(Abstract Flowers - 2008)
Abstract art is the greatest because it looks best when it doesn't look like any one thing. It can be a mess and beautiful at the same time. I have abstract paintings all over my apartment and they never get old.
(Starry Night - 2009)
The Starry Night painting was actually done on a 30X40 inch foam board that I bought from Office Depot. It required a lot more stickies than the smaller ones did, but it still holds up well. Make sure not to use watery paint when painting these because it will warp the board and make it difficult to get on the wall.
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