I love to paint, but it's usually only on furniture or sometimes a wall or two. I've never tried painting a canvas before. This is all about to change, my friends.
Sadie+Stella's e-design of my living room recommended that I try painting a large canvas to go in the niche above my TV.
So, it looks like I'm going to attempt a canvas. Sadie+Stella recommended stenciling an ikat or geometric pattern or doing an abstract with the colors in my living room. I've been searching around the Internet and Pinterest to find images that I like and it looks like I'm going the abstract route.
I wanted to share a couple of images and tutorials that I found. I don't advocate copying an original artwork and passing it off as your own creation, but I think it's OK to use someone else's art as inspiration to create your very own unique piece.
These two are by Jen Ramos, the blogger behind Made by Girl and the artist known as Cocoa and Hearts. I'm drawn to the colors in these pieces.
The next two are from an artist named Georgia Gray. I think I might have a thing for stripes?
Lisa, at Trapped in North Jersey, did something similar for her daughter's bedroom:
Blogger Elise Blaha Cripe was inspired by these pieces:
She used them to create her own piece:
The blog Oh Happy Day gives a tutorial on how she made these pieces:
Do you read Oh Happy Day? You should, but it might make you green with envy. It follows the life of Jordan, her husband, and 2 children as they spend a year living abroad in Paris.
Here's another fun canvas that I might try with the kiddos. All you do is paint on bubble wrap and press it on the canvas:
Here's another one to try with the kids. Grab your crayons and hair dryer and voila!
I'm thinking I'm going to be doing a combo of the lines and fingerprint paintings. I want to put some sparkly gold accents in there as well. I have NO idea what I'm doing, but that hasn't stopped me before. I'm going to give it a shot and will share the results with you soon.