Hi guys! I just wanted to share my latest creation, before the weekend hits! I want to spend as little time in front of the computer screen as possible. AND more time with the kids!
I just love the way this piece turned out! I was inspired to create something last year around November. I knew I wanted something that blended with the wall colour and with lots of texture. Then when I saw those cool circle mirrors - I thought they would catch the light perfectly in the lounge! And I was right - they look amazing in the afternoon light with the reflection of the moving forest. Its going to look awesome once I hang it... but not till the carpets laid and the curtains are up! This will be the icing on the cake ... I'm weird like that, I like to look at the full effect. Actually I told my mum in-law she couldn't come over until the lounge and entrance were done. We both love interior design and she's always showing me her latest finds. Well soon its going to be my turn. I've lived in an unfinished home for 6 years now, and it's going to feel so good having these 2 rooms look the way I want. Yay!
I finished the configuration box too -
I'm not sure where I'll put this one yet. But I do want to place some black and white photos around it.
As promised, here are the step by step photos
GRACE WALL ART - HOW TO
lace/cheesecloth - any interesting fabrics really
modpodge - matt
quick dry craft glue
Pink Paislee artisan elements
anything else you're inspired to use
mini paint roller
1. Glue mirrors down.
2. Use mode podge to glue fabric down and craft glue for the chipboard letters. Mix texture medium in with white paint and apply around canvas with palette knife. TIP: sometimes you'll need to use light wavy movements.
3. Once texture and glue has dried(should take half a day to dry entirely if you live in New Zealand), paint all over your canvas, letters & fabric with the mini roller. Once dried, paint again. TIP: I rolled over the mirrors too for times sake, then afterwards wiped each one with makeup remover pads.
4. Use a brush to fill in finer details.
5. This part is fun! Use your mists and hold your bottle right up over the canvas, with the nozzle facing down towards the canvas, start spraying and make slow swooshy movements. Let light sprays fall onto your canvas forming a line across it. Then you want to get closer now creating a line that is more dense with spray spots. Have fun and choose other colours, just remember to hold that bottle up high if you want your effect to be subtle.
6. Paint your text on. eek! I hate this bit!
7. Roll the same background paint across prima flower a couple of times. Then sew to canvas.
8. Finishing touches, like painting over sprayed parts of the canvas so it stand out more. Stamping details, etc.
FAMILY CONFIGURATION BOX
1. Glue your little boxes down to the base. Use mod podge and a brush to glue tissue around the edges of your box.
2. Mix texture medium and white paint together and apply all over box. Try and create lumpy uneven surfaces. Leave to dry for half a day at least.
3. Paint all over your box with the colour you desire.
4. Once dry, apply modpodge to the backs of printed papers, paste inside holes then seal using the same product.
5. This bits easy! Glue all your embellishments in place!
I hope this has inspired you to create! It truly is therapeutic just to do something with real paint and glue!
Have a great weekend!