Easy art ideas

                                  Splash some colour and creativeness around your place with these free art ideas. Resene and Mark Rayner have joined forces to provide projects suitable for the most amateur artist to tackle to brighten up your house or give the gift of art and use these ideas to create homemade gifts of art.  Projects are rated easy to challenging so you can pick a project that suits your skill level.

                                  Paint an jar for lavender from your garden
                                  #103 Abstract canvas

                                  Transform an old photo canvas into an abstract masterpiece... more
                                  Paint an jar for lavender from your garden
                                  #102 Lavender room freshener

                                  It’s easy to create this simple room freshener... more
                                  Make a succulent window for your garden
                                  #101 Succulent window

                                  It’s easy to create this piece of rustic garden art... more
                                  Paint a terracotta pot with a crackle effect
                                  #100 Crackle pot

                                  It’s easy to transform a humble terracotta pot into a colourful creation... more
                                  Paint a cactus artwork
                                  #99 Cactus painting

                                  It’s easy to create this pop art inspired masterpiece... more
                                  Paint a gold torso
                                  #98 Gold torso

                                  Create this metallic masterpiece using a combination of soft gold... more
                                  Paint a terracotta pot in shades of green.
                                  #97 Cucumber pot

                                  Transform a plain terracotta pot into a work of art... more
                                  Paint this stylish two-tone splatter vase
                                  #96 Splatter vase

                                  Create this stylish two-tone splatter vase... more
                                  Paint an gilt picture frame
                                  #95 Circular abstract

                                  It’s easy to create this circular abstract masterpiece... more
                                  Paint an gilt picture frame
                                  #94 Gilt picture frame

                                  Transform an old ornate picture frame into a golden masterpiece... more
                                  Paint an watering can
                                  #93 Watering can plant holder

                                  Create a vibrant watering can plant holder... more
                                  Paint an abstract picture
                                  #92 Warm abstract painting

                                  Create this simple abstract painting using a selection of warm colours... more
                                  Make an art garden sculpture.
                                  #91 Garden sculpture

                                  Make a simple garden sculpture using a section of tree branch... more
                                  Metallic plant pot
                                  #90 Copper vase

                                  Transform a plain ceramic vase into a fabulous copper masterpiece... more
                                  Metallic plant pot
                                  #89 Metallic plant pot

                                  Itís easy to transform an old terracotta pot into a metallic masterpiece... more
                                  Transform a wooden box into a trinket box
                                  #88 - Trinket box

                                  Itís easy to transform a plain varnished box into a stylish trinket box with a little bit of help from Resene.... more
                                  Paint a metallic sculpture
                                  #87 - Paint a metallic head

                                  Create this metallic sculpture from a polystyrene mannequin head... more
                                  How to paint a frame to look like an antique one
                                  #86 - Make a marker board

                                  Transform an old picture frame and piece of glass into this colourful marker board... more
                                  How to paint a frame to look like an antique one
                                  #85 - Geometric painting

                                  Create this simple geometric painting using masking tape and a few Resene testpots... more
                                  Painted head
                                  #84 - Painted head

                                  It’s easy to turn a plain wooden souvenir head into a funky retro piece using a few Resene testpots... more
                                  Paint a terracotta pot
                                  #83 - Terracotta pot

                                  Transform a plain terracotta pot into a vibrant planter with a little bit of help from Resene... more
                                  Golden lion
                                  #82 - Golden lion

                                  Turn a weathered concrete statue into a fabulous garden feature with a little bit of help from Resene... more
                                  Wallpaper Collage
                                  #81 - Wallpaper collage

                                  Create a simple collage from old wallpaper... more
                                  How to paint a frame to look like an antique one
                                  #80 - Antique frame

                                  Paint this traditional picture frame... more
                                  Create a stylish retro clock with Resene Shiraz
                                  #79 - Retro clock

                                  Create a stylish retro clock with Resene Shiraz... more
                                  Use Resene paints to paint this landscape
                                  #78 - Landscape

                                  Use a selection of greens to paint this landscape... more
                                  A stylish abstract artwork
                                  #77 - Cool abstract painting

                                  Create a stylish abstract artwork using a subtle selection... more
                                  Dress up a mirror frame with this cool metallic textured effect
                                  #76 - Mirror frame

                                  Make a metallic textured frame for a mirror... more
                                  Transform a mannequin bust into a metallic masterpiece
                                  #75 - Metallic bust

                                  Create this metallic masterpiece... more
                                  Create a retro picture frame
                                  #74 - Retro frame

                                  Transform a plastic picture frame into a retro feature... more
                                  Glass painting
                                  #73 - Glass painting

                                  Let the background wall colour show through... more
                                  A extured gilt frame
                                  #72 - Gilt frame

                                  Textured gilt frame made using Resene paints... more
                                  String art - a fabulous retro look 1970s inspired art work
                                  #71 - String art

                                  Fabulous retro look 1970s inspired artwork made from string and nails... more
                                  Make a metallic-effect bowl with plaster and Resene testpots
                                  #70 - Copper bowl

                                  A metallic-effect bowl from plaster and Resene testpots... more
                                  Make this hot chilli pot
                                  #69 - Hot chilli pot
                                  Turn a ‘long tom’ planter into a fabulous hot chilli pot... more
                                  Make a crackle painting
                                  #68 - Crackle painting
                                  Make an abstract painting with Resene Crackle effect... more
                                  Create a cubist wooden sculpture
                                  #67 - Cubist sculpture

                                  Create a cubist wooden sculpture... view
                                  Picture made from assorted buttons
                                  #66 - Button picture

                                  Create a fun picture from buttons... view
                                  Wooden abstract
                                  #65 - Wooden abstract

                                  Make this subtle contemporary artwork from an old wooden picture frame... view
                                  Wallpaper artwork
                                  #64 - Wallpaper art

                                  Turn a simple wooden frame and a piece of patterned wallpaper into an instant artwork... view
                                  Blackboard mug
                                  #63 - Blackboard mug

                                  Turn simple ceramic mugs into works of art... view
                                  Gold face plaque
                                  #62 - Gold face plaque

                                  Transform a terracotta wall plaque into a fabulous piece of garden art... view
                                  Blackboard art
                                  #61 - Blackboard art

                                  Create and change with this retro-inspired blackboard artwork... view
                                  Painted plate
                                  #60 - Painted plate

                                  Create this ‘Good Luck’ wall plate using a selection of Resene colours... view
                                  Mosac art panel
                                  #59 - Mosaic art panel

                                  Create this eye-catching piece of outdoor art using a selection of fabulous Resene colours... view
                                  Black & white abstract artwork
                                  #58 - Black & white abstract

                                  Create a striking abstract painting using contrasting Resene colours... view
                                  Watercolour abstract picture
                                  #57 - Watercolour abstract

                                  Create this stunning watercolour abstract... view
                                  Butterfly collage
                                  #56 - Butterfly collage

                                  Turn a humble wooden frame into a pretty butterfly picture... view
                                  Retro portrait art project
                                  #55 - Retro portrait

                                  Turn a portrait print from an art magazine into a masterpiece... view
                                  Woodgrain landscape
                                  #54 - Woodgrain landscape

                                  Transform a plain piece of plywood into a stunning colourful landscape... view
                                  Potpourri bowl
                                  #53 - Potpourri bowl

                                  Create this natural air freshener from a simple terracotta bowl... view
                                  Crackle Christmas candle
                                  #52 - Christmas candle

                                  Make a simple terracotta pot and saucer into a festive Christmas candle holder... view
                                  1050s surrealist painting
                                  #51 - Surrealist painting

                                  Turn an old framed print into a retro masterpiece... view
                                  Psychedelic abstract
                                  #50 - Psychedelic abstract

                                  Create a vibrant geometric abstract painting using two contrasting Resene colours... view
                                  Cameo jewellery box
                                  #49 - Cameo jewellery box

                                  Turn a plain wooden box into a Wedgwood-inspired jewellery box... view
                                  Decorated horseshoes
                                  #48 - Horseshoes

                                  Create distinctively different decorative
                                  horseshoes... view
                                  Splatter plate
                                  #47 - Splatter plate

                                  Create this stylish ceramic glazed-effect wall plate... view
                                  Christmas candleholder
                                  #46 - Christmas candleholder

                                  Create this fabulous gold centrepiece for a Christmas dinner table... view
                                  Geometric painting
                                  #45 - Geometric painting

                                  Brighten up a dark wall with this colourful abstract painting... view
                                  Polka dot planter
                                  #44 - Polka dot planter

                                  Brighten up your deck or patio with this retro-look polka dot planter... view
                                  Green abstract painting
                                  #43 - Green abstract painting

                                  Use a selection of green Resene testpots to create this vibrant abstract painting... view
                                  Dressing table
                                  #42 - Dressing table

                                  Give a tired old bedroom dressing table a fresh new look... view
                                  Striped abstract panel
                                  #41 - Striped abstract

                                  Combine Resene Sandtex with a contrasting two colour stripe to create this stunning textured wall panel... view
                                  Candle holder
                                  #40 - Glass candle holder

                                  Create this stylish textured glass candle holder using Resene metallic paint and Resene Sandtex... view
                                  Painted shell frame
                                  #39 - Painted shell frame

                                  Combine craft shells with a few cool blue Resene colours to create this coastal-inspired picture frame... view
                                  Rainbow mailbox
                                  #38 - Rainbow mailbox

                                  Inspired fabulous seventies mailbox uses the whole spectrum... view
                                  Garden light
                                  #37 - Copper garden light

                                  Cool copper garden light - a perfect addition to your summer barbeque... view
                                  painted terracotta wall plaque
                                  #36 - Painted wall plaque

                                  Transform a simple terracotta wall plaque into a fabulous piece of indoor/outdoor art... view
                                  Wallpaper collage painting
                                  #35 - Wallpaper collage painting

                                  Transform an old picture frame into a beautiful antique-effect collage... view
                                  Resene artwork project - flower mask
                                  #34 - Flower mask

                                  Create this theatrical piece of wall art using a blank mask, some artificial roses... view
                                  simple modern wall feature
                                  #33 - Feature wall panels

                                  Use a combination of complementary Resene colours to create this simple modern wall feature... view
                                  Transform an old chest of drawers into a smart modern piece of furniture
                                  #32 - Chest of drawers

                                  Transform an old chest of drawers into a smart modern piece of furniture... view
                                  Textured abstract painting
                                  #31 - Textured abstract painting

                                  Create this fabulous textured abstract painting using a selection of Resene cool blues... view
                                  Create a real impression with this Matisse-inspired masterpiece
                                  #30 - Matisse painting

                                  Create a real impression with this Matisse-inspired masterpiece complete with antique effect gold frame... view
                                  kiwiana transformed planter
                                  #29 - Kiwiana planter

                                  Transform a terracotta pot into a fun Kiwi planter with a few Resene testpots... view
                                  Use Resene Metallic Paint and Crackle Effect to create a metallic vase
                                  #28 - Metallic vase

                                  Combine Resene Crackle Effect with Resene Metallic paint to create this modern silver vase... view
                                  Velvet painting
                                  #27 - Velvet painting

                                  Create a kitsch retro-looking artwork by painting on black velvet with Resene paints.. view
                                  Abstract metallic panel
                                  #26 - Abstract metallic panel

                                  Use a combination of Resene Enamacryl Metallic paints to create a simple abstract panel... view
                                  Decorated hat box project
                                  #25 - Decoupage hat box

                                  Transform a plain hatbox into a thing of beauty with the help of two Resene paint colours... view
                                  Retro fashion picture
                                  #24 - Retro fashion picture

                                  A fabulous fashion artwork with craft supplies and Resene paints... view
                                  Paua necklace stand
                                  #23 - Paua necklace stand

                                  Transform a papier mache mannequin into a fun necklace stand... view
                                  Gold textured painting
                                  #22 - Gold textured painting

                                  Use a selection of Resene Art Action metallic paints to create a fabulous textured abstract painting... view
                                  Crackle statue
                                  #21 - Crackle statue

                                  Create this stylish modern statue with Resene Crackle Effect... view
                                  Reverse painting to create abstract artwork
                                  #20 - Reverse painting

                                  Paint in reverse on glass to create a unique piece of abstract art... view
                                  Art Nouveau poppy firescreen
                                  #19 - Poppy firescreen

                                  Create a stylish Art Nouveau firescreen using a simple palette... view
                                  Retro 50s table project
                                  #18 - Retro 50s table

                                  Turn an old wooden side table into a fabulous retro feature... view
                                  Resene art project landscape painting
                                  #17 - Monochrome landscape

                                  Create a subtle landscape painting using Resene testpots.. view
                                  Bhudda painted with Resene Metallic paint
                                  #16 - Metallic Bhudda

                                  Transform a Buddha statue into a real work of art with crackle effect and Resene metallic paint... view
                                  metal mirror art project
                                  #15 - Metal mirror

                                  Use Resene metallic paint and ordinary washers to create a cool contemporary framed mirror... view
                                  Art Deco painting with Resene Paints
                                  #14 - Art Deco painting

                                  Recreate the famous ‘crocus’ pattern of Clarice Cliff using a selection of art deco colours... view
                                  Retro wall unit
                                  #13 - 1960s wall unit

                                  Classic pegboard and MDF combine to create this cool 1960s retro-look wall unit... view
                                  Clown - Resene Paints art project
                                  #12 - Cool clown

                                  Brighten up your kid's room with this groovy original artwork... view
                                  Clothes stand
                                  #11 - Clothes stand

                                  Create a cool clothes stand with a mannequin torso... view
                                  Create an abstract artwork
                                  #10 - Abstract painting

                                  Brighten up any modern interior with this easily created abstract painting... view
                                  Teddy toybox
                                  #9 - Teddy toybox

                                  Create a fabulous teddy bear toybox using plywood and... view
                                  Resene Paints art project - Metal filing cabinet
                                  #8 - Metallic filing cabinet

                                  Transform a wooden filing cabinet into a sleek piece of office furniture... view
                                  Green Tiki Sculpture
                                  #7 - Green tiki sculpture

                                  This cool green tiki sculpture would look great in any retro pad... view
                                   3D art
                                  #6 - 3D Rose

                                  Transform an old picture frame into a fabulous 3D rose painting... view
                                  Decorated CD storage tower
                                  #5 - Groovy CD tower

                                  Get hip with this cool colourful wooden CD tower... view
                                  paint a planter with Resene Metallic paint
                                  #4 - Metallic planter

                                  Make a real style statement with this sleek metallic planter... view
                                  Make a  shabby-chic side table
                                  #3 - Shabby chic table

                                  Get the distressed look with this elegant shabby chic table... view
                                  Golden abstract form
                                  #2 - Gold abstract form

                                  Create a touch of class with this sculpture that looks a million dollars... view
                                  Art Project to create a retro-look canvas wall hanging
                                  #1 - Retro-look canvas

                                  Get cool and funky with this stylish retro-look canvas... view

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