Sunday, March 10, 2013

CREATE - Inspired Art!

 
I am FINALLY done with my inspired art!!  I mentioned a few weeks ago that I have been dying to do my own version of this design that I saw on The Pleated Poppy.  After I finished my neutral wreath last weekend I finally sat down to paint.
 
I used two pieces of wood just like my thread holder and pushed them together.  I used metal brackets on the back to hold the two pieces together.  You could just as easily buy a sheet of plywood and have it cut to size (this would probably be cheaper) but I just used what I had lying around!Eventually this will be hanging above our bed in the bedroom.
 
My project differs from the original in that I painted on wood instead of canvas.  I'm just a sucker for warm wood tones and bright pops of color!
 
This beast took FOREVER to complete - partly due to my ADHD and my general slowness.  Totally worth the end product though!
 
Progress shots taken with my iPhone:
 
 
And now, feast your eyes on some eye candy, cause there's a TON!
 








Side note: These adorable ceramic egg crates are at World Market for only $4.99!!
 

 
Cheers!!

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28 comments:

  1. i LOVE that, katie! so colorful and fun!!!

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  2. This is SO awesome.....I love it!!! This would be adorbs in my daughters room :) Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning!
    xoxo,
    Brooke @ Design Stash

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    1. Thank you so much Brooke!! This would look amazing in a little one's room! It's such a versatile project too!

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  3. Looks very nice - you have a lot of patience with drawing and painting.
    JoAnn

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  4. I love the way this turned out! So colorful and fun. (I especially like how you left some open spaces in the design.)

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! Thanks again for the awesome tutorial!

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  6. I love all the colours. So bright and fun!! Did you use the Martha Stewart stencil to trace first? (I love that stencil!) You did a great job.
    I would love for you to come visit me at http://blessedlifeatopacakestand.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks Kathryn! I didn't even know Martha Stewart had a stencil like that! I traced it out using a ruler and a cup just like Lindsey's tutorial.

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  7. Hello Katie,
    I really love your artwork. The colors on the wood look cheerful and warm and I think you have a beautiful object in your home to look at and to talk about.

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    1. Thank you!! I love the bright pops of color against the wood! I'm so excited to have this finished finally!

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  8. Ooh, pretty! nice job :). And how adorable is that ceramic egg carton?!

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  9. LOVE it Katie!! You are one patient person;-)
    beautiful colour choices and it all works perfectly!

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  10. Fun, I love it on the wood too! I have some wood already all glued and nailed together that would perfect for this! Thanks for the extra inspiration (I've loved Lindsey's forever!)

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  11. I have admired the original over at Pleated Poppy. Yours is super-cool too. I agree -- bright colors on the natural wood is a great combination.

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  12. Far out, this is gorgeous! Great job!!!

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    1. Thanks Emily!! I'm in love with this piece! Definitely going to have to make some more!

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  13. Sooooo pretty-haven't seen this before and adore it! The colors are perfect for spring and cheer up your craft space. Love it!!

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  14. It looks very nice! I love it .. :)

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  15. Oh, I love it! The colors are great! Maybe a new look for my sideboard... :D

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  16. I LOVE this! Also, seriously love your blog name. Clicked over from Skinny Meg's blog because your button was hilarious.

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  18. Hello from Alabama!! I went last night and bought everything to make this project! I love it. Thanks for the great idea. I will link back to you when I post it! I am off to see what other cute things you have come up with. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Robbie! I can't wait to see how your art turns out! I'm sure it will look awesome! This is such a fun project!

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  19. Love your work !! I have never painted on wood before. How did you prep the wood before painting on it?

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