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!!|
i LOVE that, katie! so colorful and fun!!!ReplyDelete
This is SO awesome.....I love it!!! This would be adorbs in my daughters room :) Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning!ReplyDelete
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Thank you so much Brooke!! This would look amazing in a little one's room! It's such a versatile project too!Delete
Looks very nice - you have a lot of patience with drawing and painting.ReplyDelete
I love the way this turned out! So colorful and fun. (I especially like how you left some open spaces in the design.)ReplyDelete
I LOVE it on the wood!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lindsey! Thanks again for the awesome tutorial!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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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.Delete
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.
Thank you!! I love the bright pops of color against the wood! I'm so excited to have this finished finally!Delete
Ooh, pretty! nice job :). And how adorable is that ceramic egg carton?!ReplyDelete
LOVE it Katie!! You are one patient person;-)ReplyDelete
beautiful colour choices and it all works perfectly!
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!)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Far out, this is gorgeous! Great job!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Emily!! I'm in love with this piece! Definitely going to have to make some more!Delete
Gosh Katie, that's beautiful!ReplyDelete
Sooooo pretty-haven't seen this before and adore it! The colors are perfect for spring and cheer up your craft space. Love it!!ReplyDelete
It looks very nice! I love it .. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Petra!!Delete
Oh, I love it! The colors are great! Maybe a new look for my sideboard... :DReplyDelete
I LOVE this! Also, seriously love your blog name. Clicked over from Skinny Meg's blog because your button was hilarious.ReplyDelete
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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!ReplyDelete
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!Delete
Love your work !! I have never painted on wood before. How did you prep the wood before painting on it?ReplyDelete
what was the radius of your circles?ReplyDelete
Thank you for this nice sharing. Great post.ReplyDelete