Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Creation Painting

Once upon a canvas I began painting a glamorously staged room.
I wanted to cover the bottom of the canvas in bright splashes of paint, but since I wasn't sure if it would ruin the effect of the pastel-colored painting or not, I was reluctant. However, my friend suggested I could frame it and splatter the glass with paint instead. Thanks to her genius idea my painting was popped into a frame, although it was a plastic faux wood frame that I immediately painted white.  
I was about to paint a trompe l'oeil ornate design onto the simple white frame, but I realized it wouldn't have the same great texture as the real deal.
The next thing I knew, I was frosting the frame with acrylic modelling paste smooshed into a Ziploc baggie.
I kept building it up, smoothing it out, adding a little white paint here and a little podge there, and sanding the rough edges.
And that is how my art projects usually progress. They are whims of weirdness that end happily ever after! 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

On the Porch

As a blend between the lush outdoors and comfortable indoors, the best porches are lounge-worthy spaces. I am so in love with these sturdy, ornate, dripping-with-flowers verandas on homes in Picton and Bloomfield, Ontario, because they are gorgeous examples of the kind of porch that invites summer lingering!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Petal Heart

"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her."
--William Wordsworth in Tintern Abbey

Sunday, July 13, 2014

DIY Stamp Shirt in Moustache

Stamps are an easy way to make an all-over print on a shirt.
T-shirt of choice
Similarly sized piece of cardboard
Acrylic or fabric paint
Step 1: Insert the cardboard into the shirt so the fabric surface is smooth.
Step 2: Load the stamp up with paint.
Step 3: Stamp and repeat! (Pretty self-explanatory!)
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