I've made a painting! The first one in a looooong time. I did this because I wanted to try a masking method I saw somewhere on the internet (most likely Pinterest, everything's on Pinterest :)).
I don't have any before pictures, but I imagine you've all seen that kind of "art" before: it's a black and white photo of a pile of stones. Nothing fancy, and for sure a perfect item for a first attempt at this. So, ja...I went along and put my words the way I wanted them, using different fonts and sizes. Actually, I just took what was at hand, and to be honest I'm not THAT happy about the result. Not that sad either. :)
First, I covered everything in white acrylic paint in three or maybe four layers. Then began the actual painting.....well njaaa. Most of this was made with other tools than a brush. The black butterfly is a stencil, the big yellow dots are stippled and I used a heavy amount of bubble wrap in various sizes. I really like the effect of bubble wrap and don't think there ever can be too much! :) Well yes, maybe...
Anyway. I also used several smaller butterfly masks. For some I brushed paint or glitter (sadly not very visible in these pictures), and for others I splattered paint from a toothbrush.
As for the sentiment.... when I peeled off my letters I soon realised that paper based letters is no good for projects like these. They were very difficult to peel off, plus it had slipped a little paint in underneath.....bummer! That's what happens when I'm too eager to get started, like I always am.
But ah! All in all I'm satisfied with the outcome, and I'm sure gonna try this some more. This will go prefect in my kitchen, over the clock. :)
Can you guess what colors my kitchen is? ;)