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How to paint your own sharp and chic artwork

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Need to add some artwork around your home but can’t find anything in a colour to suit?

Why not create your own statement piece using colours to suit your room’s colour palette.

Paint a geometric artwork
Sharp and chic artwork

You will need

  • Scissors
  • Low tack masking tape
  • Resene testpots in your choice of colours; Nikki used Resene Nero and Resene Black White
  • Piece of MDF
  • Small roller and tray
  • Pencil and ruler


  1. – Paint the MDF in your base colour and leave to dry. Nikki used Resene Black White.
    – Using the ruler, pencil out the pattern (you want rigid lines here, equally spaced apart).
    – Mask using the low tack masking tape.
  2. – Using the roller, paint all over with Resene Nero. Don't overload the roller otherwise it will bleed under the tape.
    – Remove the masking tape before the paint dries. Leave to dry.

Supplies you will need

Step 1a

Step 1b

Step 1c

Step 2a

Paint your own piece of art

Top tip:  To adjust the final sheen level of your artwork you can apply Resene Concrete Clear in gloss or flat finish. A gloss finish will make your artwork appear brighter and bolder. A flat finish will make your artwork appear muddier and more weathered.

Project by Nikki Astwood, 2020.

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