Thursday, May 10, 2012

Canvas & Acrylic

I know I have not yet posted about cheese. Trust me, I'm as disappointed as you. But I have something new to share with you today! It's been a rough few months, because travel season picked up with work and I have not had much spare moola to fund new projects. However, I had a 40% off coupon for Michael's, and I took that opportunity to get the supplies to make something to go above our bed. It was looking a little dreary in there, particularly because it is a stormy blue color that makes you want to fall asleep.

I found a few palettes from Design Seeds to inspire me. One of my favorites was Cultured Tones.

So using those colors as inspiration, I drove little Robot Car to Michael's and picked up some supplies, which cost less than $30 total.

I'm pretty sure it's quite obvious that I had no idea what I was doing. However, I adore how it turned out! I ended up doing a little rose pattern with my fingers (fingers > brushes) to get a bit of a swirly effect. I think it plays nicely with the swirls in the bedding. Even if I end up painting the bedroom again, the colors I chose for the painting are ones that I will always have in my house. And you know what? If I paint the bedroom and it doesn't match the canvas, I'll just repaint it! 

Woo crafty time! 


1 comment:

  1. Leah, this is awesome! I was thinking about covering canvas with fabric to hang above the bed because we just threw out our old headboard when we moved to a new apartment. Perhaps I will consider painting on it instead! Isn't finger painting glorious? I do it with my students and it is very therapeutic!