Today I'd like to share with you part of a project that is in progress at my house. We have a wall that is essentially the focal point in our living room (outside of the T.V. that is) and I had an idea for some art that I wanted to do for it. My initial plan did not work out so I adapted.
My inspiration for my adaptation came from this idea from one of my most favorite blogs, Less Cake More Frosting. She used a canvas, her Silhouette and some freezer paper to make a great gift. Please check out her blog because not only is she an amazing crafter, she is a fabulous person as well!
I used instead "canvas boards" (I don't know their real name so that is going to be it for now). At Michael's, I purchased a pack of what I would call canvas poster board. These are flatly wrapped canvases instead of the wood framed ones.
I found an image that I liked and cut it with my Silhouette on some freezer paper. *Remember when cutting freezer paper to always place the waxy side down on the cutting mat. Then I used some acrylic paint and a stencil sponge to fill it in.
Here is how it ended up!
At first I was mad that the paint bled under my stencil a bit but once I finished it, I changed my mind. I also stenciled our last name at the bottom and put three birds in the tree; one for me, my husband and my son.
This will be one of three pieces that I plan to hang on our living room wall.
Today I will be picking up a beautiful Craigslist find! Here are the pictures below:
Here is my dilemma, all of the furniture in my house is black but I happen to love this piece white. Do I change it to match or let it stay white? I have been browsing Anthropologie to see if there is a knob that stands out to me but I don't think I'll be able to decide until I see the piece in person.
I scored a ton of great stuff at Michael's this weekend that I can't wait to share with you all!
Yours in Craft,