These free printable Printable Wall Art Black And White whales were created after I finished sprucing up my black and white tiled basement bathroom. The perfect accent was to create these beautiful minimalistic black ink sketches of whales to complete the paper white (Benjamin Moore paint color) blank walls.
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Idea for my Black and white wall art
When I started researching ideas for bathroom wall art, I came across very wordy graphic printables. The feeling I wanted to convey in this bathroom was of a black and white image, and not bathroom quotes. Since I live by the beach, these fun minimalistic whales seemed like the perfect printable black and white wall art for my bathroom.
These free printable Printable Wall Art Black And White wall art of whales would also be perfect for a nursery, kids room, hallway, study, homeoffice. Because of the minimalist graphic style, they can just about fit anywhere!
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Love these fun black and white minimalist whale sketches. Perfect framed wall art for any space. The two images are separate but play together as well, for fun images on your wall space.
Multiple uses of this black and white wall art
After creating these free printable Printable Wall Art Black And White art, it’s here for anyone as free downloadable art. The fun part of this art is that is can also be used in multiple ways, not only can you download it for use as wall art, you can also download, and print and use for printable cards, or flip it and use it as an iron on for flour sack towels, a tote bag. Your imagination will determine what you use these fun black and white whale images for.
In this post you will find these sizes
I made my printables 6×6″ for the specific frames I bought, however I know that not everyone will use this size so I created this printables in a variety of sizes so that you can download and print the one that works for you! See below and download and print the size that works for you. Save the PDF file for further use on additional projects.
- 6×6″ -This is the size I used for my project.
- 8X8″– A little bigger, for a larger image.
- 8×10″ – You will need 11×17 paper (Tabloid) to print this size
- Scroll down until you see your favorite design size
- The (instant) download links can be found under each image
All Designs have been created by Double arrow designs and are free for personal use, or to make as a gift. Not to be copied, distributed, altered or sold. Thank you!
Try another color on your frame to add a different look. I used a stained wood frame above for my 8×10 black and white images. You can also try a metallic gold or silver for a shiny finish. A frame choice can change the whole look of these black and white wall art printable images.
Paper for printables
You can use regular copy paper, however, I really like Epson presentation matte paper whenever I print something out at home on my inkjet printer. The colors and lines come out crisper and the paper is of better quality. I have provided trim marks on these printables so all you can trim these printables down a few ways.
Trimming your black and white images
Below are three easy options on how to crop your printed black and white images. choose the one that works for you. I have used all three options at some point.
- Take a metal ruler, line up the trim lines and then with an exacto blade cut along side the ruler. Do this on all four sides.
- With a pencil and a ruler, make a light pencil line from trim mark to trim mark, and with a scissor cut along light pencil line. You need steady hands for this!
- Or, you can use a paper trimmer, line up the trim lines and cut to size.
Frames for black and white printables
For my project I bought these perfect black frames with mattes at H&M for $12.99 each. they are 10×10″ frames, however the image size with the matte is 6″x6″. I love the matte for an added dimension for my printable black and white wall art. You can also find these fun frames on Amazon as well.
How to Place your black and white printable in the frames.
If you are using a frame with a mat, the easiest way is to cut your image a little bigger than the opening of the mat. Then, place your image and align it to the mat. Using a few pieces of tape, tape each side your image on the back side of the mat. This way it will secure it to your mat and you can make sure that the image is aligned correctly before putting your frame together with the glass on top.
Additional frame options
Take a look below at some additional frames that I picked out to frame this black and white wall art. I included frames that would fit my black and white sized PDF files. You can also change out the mat color for another look for your wall art.
Note* for the larger 8×10″ size you will need to either have a printer that has the capabilities of printing on 11×17″ (Tabloid size) paper, or you can bring to a printer who can print this for you.
Materials & products I use and recommend when printing my wall art
Below is the list of supplies that I keep on hand for any of my DIY projects.
- Epson presentation paper matte finish– quality print outs
- Fiskar scissors– love this brand!
- Metal Ruler– important when cutting with an xacto blade- plastic rulers will end up getting cut by the xacto blade.
- Fiskars Xacto knife– You can buy this knife and replacement blades.
- Friskars paper trimmer– The easiest and quickest way to trim your paper projects.
- Cutting mat– (If you are using an x acto blade and not the paper trimmer) I use mine for all my cutting projects, whether they are paper or fabric.
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Use these easy trim marks to cut and crop your black and white printable images with ease. No need to measure, just line them up and cut! So super easy.
6X6 PRINTABLE PDF FILE
This is the size I am using for my bathroom frames. The 10×10 frames are the perfect size to sit above my towel rack, but I loved the smaller printed black and white whale images.
Download – 6X6″ free printables
8X8 PRINTABLE PDF FILE
The 6×6″ may be too small for some, so I have included a larger 8×8 size. See below in my frame selection, I have added a frame that can be used for these sized images.
Download-8×8″ free printables
8×10 PRINTABLE PDF BELOW
The two sizes above are perfect squares, by adding the 8×10 size below this gives you an option of a horizontal image in a landscape mode. These larger images can sit in larger frames, and occupy more wall space, depending on what you need.
Download- 8×10 free printables
Change the white background of these printables!
Yep, you can use colored paper for these printables and add another fun dimension to these! Use inkjet color paper, and print these images out on a variation of colors! See? so many options, just a little imagination and these black and white images now can be on color as well. This could be really pretty for a nursery or a fun card for someone. Reimagining design and using it in many ways! This is what I love doing.
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