Today’s project started as a card, but after the artwork was finished, I decided to make it wall art.
I have very blah walls and have been wanting to dress them up. Since I seem to have neither the patience nor the time to repaint all my walls, I recently decided to buy artwork for them. Then I thought, Silly me! Why would I go spend money on someone else’s art, whom I didn’t know… I could make my own!
Over the years, I have picked up frames at my local thrift stores. I have made my own paintings and prettied up these used frames to put the paintings in for Christmas gifts. So, I’m telling you, thrift stores are the best and cheapest way to get nice frames. You can change them up easily with spray paint or other media. For today’s artwork, I had an old 5 x 7 wood frame that I painted with some Michaels’s acrylic paint.
I started this project last night. First I stamped an image from Honey Bee Not Too Shabby Stamp set using Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink onto watercolor paper. This creates a really faint image; a shadow image.
Then just start watercoloring! I had Daniel Smith’s Watercolor dots that I had been wanting to use, but hadn’t yet. If you’re new to watercoloring, stamp a few images to practice with first. Or just to see which one you like best. Because I’m not very skilled at adding watercolor details to my paintings, I usually detail the painting with my fineliners after it has dried.
I die-cut a piece of Kraft cardstock with an oval die by Gina K Designs and layered it over the painting, making a window-effect. I then trimmed these both to center the image in the window and then to fit into the frame.
Stay tuned, because I have more wall-space to fill 🙂
Have a great day!
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