April 22, 2012

Artsy Fartsy

Posted by Laura

The blank wall on my bathroom has been beckoning me for months to be dressed with a picture, art, photography, something, anything!

A few months ago I bought a basic art canvas and thought "this will be great! I'll make something for the empty bathroom wall". Well, I got home, put the canvas in the closet, and forgot about it. Until now.

I took it out of the package and brainstormed for awhile, staring at it.

THEN, the most amazing thing happened. I flipped it over and totally fell in love with the raw wood on the backside.

I love the look of negative patterns, or "white" patterns (where the color of the pattern is the white background space - in Photoshop this would be the deleted space). So, instead of painting a design on the canvas, I "deleted" the design.

First, I started by creating a "white" border using painters' tape (wow, I'm really "using" a lot of parentheses or "bunny ears" as some call "it").

I then made my pattern out. I love imperfect things. That's why I chose to rip the stem and leaves instead of cut them.

Mixed the color.


Let dry and peeled off the pattern and boarder.

I added a simple sawtooth hanger the the back (which is technically the front of the canvas).

Let's get one more before shot...

New wall art, costing a mere $3.99.

I love the feeling of walking into a room when there is something new about it.


Quick exciting announcement. I just wanted to share that my headboard was featured on Handmadeology last week. I feel so honored. If you don't know about Handmadeology, I recommend you check it out. It's a website LOADED with great information for online entrepreneurs. Here's the direct link to my headboard tutorial.

Handmadeology exists for the purpose of teaching artists how to successfully sell their handmade goods online, and to feature the newest handmade, vintage and supply items found on Etsy. 
- Timothy Adam, Founder

Have a splendid day!

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