Monday, October 22, 2012

Wall Art: Dandelion

I enjoy making art with what I have on hand.  Christina and I have both agreed that we tend to be the most creative when we set limits when crafting, whether it is money or time.

I wanted something unique to hang on my wall and I already had an empty frame/shadowbox.  Burlap has awesome texture, but I honestly don't remember why I decided to try painting on it.  

This is not a perfect piece of art by any means, but every time I look at it it makes me happy, and (wistful?).  I saw this dandelion design on a quilt over at V and Co.  and fell in love with it, seriously when I start quilting I really really really want to make this one.  

My artwork was a lot faster than quilting and because it was practically free I won't feel bad when I someday get sick of it and throw it away (I just almost erased "throw it away" because living in the pacific northwest you are bred to reduce reuse recycle! :)  

Here is my little tutorial on how to paint quickly and easily without a brush!  Enjoy!

Looking back I am not sure that this project was worth the full-on tutorial, but it was good practice.  Taking decent pictures is HARD and using picture editing programs can really take hours.  My appreciation for quality blogs goes up every time I got through this process.

Happy Tuesday!


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