DIY Geometric Artwork

INSIDE : Learn how to create gorgeous DIY Geometric Artwork with a simple canvas and cheerful paint marker colors. This is a fun abstract doodle vibe!

DIY Geometric Artwork

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This post has been updated since it’s original May 2014 publish date.

I am excited to share I am participating in an “Inspired by” series with five other bloggers starting today.  The first of each month we all will be showcasing a knock off project from a home decor store.  

Be sure to check at the bottom of this post for the other projects!

This month’s home decor store is West Elm.  West Elm is quite possibly my favorite store of all time. I love their mix of modern styles while using natural elements, it’s my perfect combo.

Abstract Graffiti inspiration

1 west elm

I adore all things West Elm, but I decided to go non-traditional West Elm and chose an abstract almost doodle/graffiti print in their art section.  West Elm’s print cost $149 and mine came to a total of $14!

What supplies do I need to make Graffiti Doodle Art?

DIY West Elm Painting steps 1

Making DIY Geometric Doodle art

This was such a fun project to create.  You can be as literal or as loose as you would like to the original design. Mostly, just having fun is the main objective!

I used a pencil to lightly block out the basic sections onto my canvas.

DIY Inspired West Elm Painting, Delineate Your Dwelling

And the main goal of this type of art is filling in all the negative space. You can add polka dots, stripes, dashes, etc… just make sure to fill up the entire canvas with doodle type designs.

DIY Inspired West Elm Painting, Delineate Your Dwelling

I had to keep reminding myself to not make super straight lines and to make it more “doodle” like and less rigid.  I was trying to stay true to the original art which had a very “free handed” vibe going.

DIY Inspired West Elm Painting, Delineate Your Dwelling

I love the areas where the mint green and the gold are near each other.

DIY Inspired West Elm Painting, Delineate Your Dwelling

I “heart” this project and think it might permanently stay up in our new office + guest room!

west elm heart

Ready to see the other amazing ladies in this series and what fun things they came up with?

A. Upcycled Treasures 

B. Delineate Your Dwelling

C. Bigger Than the Three of Us

D. Brave New Home 

E. Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body 

F. The Gathered Home

West Elm Inspired knock off, Geo Print : Delineate Your Dwelling #westelm #knockoff

You can see my 2015 and 2014 Knock Off Knock Out projects here!

36 thoughts on “DIY Geometric Artwork

  1. Do you worry about copyright infringement? Did you use markers? If so what kind? I might try this myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I love the fact it strays just very slightly form the original in a few places – makes it totally unique. Did you use pens or paint for the coloured in bits?

  3. Amy! I am seriously amazed. I cannot believe you doodled this. I can’t believe how much it looks like the original, though I actually like your colors more. I am totally inspired to create something similar!

  4. What a great and colorful knock-off! Did you know this type of art is called Zentangle? Google it…you’ll be amazed at all the wonderful designs out there! I did it with some kids at my church for an art project and they had a blast!

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