Thursday, May 22, 2008

projects




Every once in a while I actually get some art work or craft done. It's been a while since I posted anything I have done, so I thought I'd post a few photos of projects from the past few months.

The lamp was an inexpensive find at Michaels, but came in a very plain shade of putty. I knew exactly where it was going and who it would be for, but I had to make a few changes.

The nursery would be done in shades of pink, celery, beige, cream, white, milk chocolate, and a very light true butter. The theme would be French Country. So I painted a few of the details on the lamp and painted wood letters to match in the baby's name. I added small crystal fringe around the base of the silk shade and thought it could use some pretty flowers as well.

The flowers only came in that creamy true butter so I grabbed a can of floral spray and tinted a few of the petal edges the softest shade of pink and added them to the shade base.

That mommy was happy with the results and soon I am off to paint more nursery furniture to match, big brother names in wood letters and a toy trunk to boot. Sounds like my kind of fun!

Another mommy asked me to copy one of her favourite paintings and switch it up just a bit. We changed the mommy from the artist's version to the actual mommy, same with baby and added a daddy too. I made the colours more vivid and put a bit of pearl essence throughout the water and shells. It took forever, but it eventually was a success.

I have a few more projects in the works, but they are also taking time. So when I can I'll get them finished and then post some more.

add to sk*rt

8 comments:

Beautiful said...

We LOVE it! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! I can't wait to get it framed and up on the wall. You are awesome!!

Red said...

The mermaid pic is amazing!
You have an amazing gift... one that you've worked hard to get :-)

Susan M said...

Wow, you are really talented. Those are both amazing.

chronicler said...

I love the way the mermaid family pic turned out.

Love the lamp ~ should inspire an entire room!

The Pea said...

Love it!! You are so freaking talented!

The Jensen Family said...

WOW!!! You are amazing!!!

melissa c said...

You are amazing! I love your art work!

S'mee said...

Oh my goodness! I have been (again) away from my computer and haven't had an opportunity to read anything for days!

THANK YOU ALL!!! My heck! You all know how to make a girl's head turn! Thanks again everyone for the sweet complements!