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How to make your own Art deco artwork

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Add colour to your walls with your own art. It’s one of the easiest ways to create an artwork that perfectly complements your colour palette.

Paint an art deco canvas

You will need


  1. Use the masking tape to create three sections on the canvas.
  2. Paint the first section in Resene Mischka and the third section in Resene Paper Doll. Leave to dry.
  3. Mark out the pattern in the middle section using a pencil and ruler, and mask out using the tape.

Supplies your will need

Step 1

Step 3

Top tip:  Consider creating your design across 2–3 canvases so you can display them as a set.

Project by Nikki Astwood, 2020.

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