Copper Geometric Picture Mats & Hexagon Art

Hey guys!!  I have a really fun project for you today, its easy and a show stopper.  Win win!

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats

All you need is a tired picture frame and mat,  ScotchBlue ™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector (2080EL), and Copper Spray Paint.

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats

Start by cutting your painters tape into different shapes.  I used delicate surface tape so that I didnt pull the paper off of the mat!


Give it a couple of coats of Copper spray paint.  This picture is after the first one,  the paper matting absorbs the metallic sheen on the first coat,  that is why you will need a few.

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats


When you paint is dry, peel off the ScotchBlue™ Painters Tape.  Perfect lines make me so happy.  It’s the simple things friends.

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats

Geometric Copper Picture Mats vintagerevivals

To make the hexagon art, place a few pieces of Scotchblue™ Painter’s Tape for Multi-Surface with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector (2093EL)in a hexagon shape.  It doesn’t have to be perfect!  We are going for a little abstract here.

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats


Dry brush some acrylic paint on the inside of the shape.

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats


Peel your tape off and dry brush the edges just a little bit.

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats


Add a little splash of color with watercolors or watered down acrylic paint.

DIY Copper Leaf Picture Mats

Watercolor Hexagon Art

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Now I have some exciting news!   Everyone loves a summer goal right?

Home of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Contest now through July 15, 2014 and you could win $5,000 to put towards a home makeover! The first 500 to submit an eligible entry will receive one (1) roll of the new ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector!   Dudes, do you even know how exciting $5,000 is?!!

Check out this project as a featured project example in the contest!



I am proud to be a 3M sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate new products from ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me.

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  • Mindi 29.05.2014 at 18:08

    Very cool Mandi, and perfect lines make me happy too!

  • Shanti @ Everyday Bohemian 30.05.2014 at 03:50

    I love how much dimension and texture is added to the simple artwork with the painting on the matte! Wow – brilliant! 😀 I can’t wait to enter the contest — too bad we have to wait until June 2 😛

  • Rachel Rardon 30.05.2014 at 16:49

    I am seriously AMAZED at the perfection of those lines. So good! Great art!

  • aNGIE IN sOcAL 31.05.2014 at 14:45

    HI, Mandi. Came across your post when looking for Hexagon eye candy, and what a nice find it was. Very cool project. We quiilters could use that painter’s tape idea. Thanks! I invite you to link your post to Hexie Weekend and share your great idea.

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  • Kim 05.06.2014 at 13:30

    I’m a little confused about the first mat. Did you cover the whole thing in tape first? How did you cut the shapes out without cutting through your mat? Or are you saying that you cut the tape FIRST and then figured out a pattern as you were laying it out on the mat?

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  • Shakti 12.08.2014 at 21:40

    heeeyyy, you wouldn’t happen to know what’s going on with this contest? are they ever going to select a Lucky Winner?

  • Samiya Osayed 18.02.2015 at 09:23

    Gorgeous easy DIY art!! I just did a DIY string diamond project myself… :) check it out here….
    loved the photography as well!!!!


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