Happy New Year! I hope you’re all enjoying the end of 2011 and that 2012 is even better than the past year. To celebrate the new year, I decided I wanted to make some new art. The painting over my couch is fine but I made it a few years ago, it was one of my first projects, and I’m sick of it.
|The painting currently above the couch|
To replace it, I decided to make my own version of Painted Wall Art for Non Artists from Two Girls Being Crafty.
Things I used:
Paper (you could use a canvas but I wanted something I could frame)
Painters tape (and ruler to get it straight)
Brown paint marker
Various acrylic paints
Round sponge brushes (and a pencil eraser for the tiny circles)
|My supplies, minus the paint tray and eraser|
First I prepared my paper by making a border with tape. If I had my time back, I would have measured it to fit in a standard size frame but I didn’t think of that until it was too late.
|The branches partly painted|
Next I used a brown paint marker to draw my trees. This could be done with a paintbrush but my hand isn't that steady. You can add as many branches as you want and make them as messy as you like. Given my neurotic personality, I didn’t want it to be too chaotic.
After the branches were dry I started adding circles. I’d add a few, stand back and look, add a few more, and so on. I kept going until I was happy with the results.
|About half way through adding dots|
Finally I removed the tape. The end. I was very intimidated by this project before I started it and was pleasantly surprised by how simply it was to make and I’m really pleased with the results.
|The finished product|
I wasn’t going to post this until I get it back framed. It's currently at Michaels - yea for 70% off custom framing - and should be ready in a few weeks. Anyway, I posted a picture on Facebook and a friend wants to make one so I figured I might as well blog about it. I’ll post a photo of the framed piece once I’ve picked it up and hung it over the couch.