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Buying a piece of artwork to beautify your home can be quite expensive. In fact, as of 2006, the most expensive painting ever sold was Jackson Pollock's Number 5, which was purchased by a private buyer for a staggering price of $140 million, according to The Art Wolf. If you don't have $100 million or even $1,000 to spend, why not flex your creative muscles and design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece yourself?
If it's your own home that you're living in (or if your landlord's cool enough), why not paint a mural to act as an accent wall in your space? For a chic and contemporary work, opt for a monochromatic art by using just one color. Not only will you save money on paint, you'll also end up with a wonderful piece of art that can complement your modern aesthetic. If you're more of a canvas kind of person, simply look for a Canvas on Demand Promotion Code and save on your purchases.
Not really a painter? Don't fret! There are other kinds of inexpensive art that you can take advantage of. If you prefer something three-dimensional, get some art clay and start molding! You can create pretty much anything that pops in your imagination - a human sculpture, a vase or something a little more abstract - the options are limitless. For a more arts and crafts kind of vibe, you can even paper mache.
Paper mache, or papier mache, which in French means "chewed paper," is the art of using strips and pieces of paper that are bound together with some form of adhesive, usually a combination of flour and water or glue, to form a figure. Not only is this form of art inexpensive, it'll also allow you to use your imagination to create anything you desire. Go all out and create a giant sculpture that you can display in your living room.
Besides traditional forms of art, you can even use everyday materials to create wonderful pieces that can work in your home. Artist Tara Donovan, for instance, uses mundane materials like Styrofoam cups and straw to create amazing installations. For one of her creations entitled Haze, she stacked more than 2 million clear plastic drinking straws to create an amazing wall installation, according to Made In Slant. Create a smaller model for your bedroom or living room and prepare for guests to be amazed!