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Instead of sketching a design, I’ll often cut out paper and play around with the pieces until I like the composition.
In keeping with my New Year’s resolution to rid my home of mass produced art, I made this simple wall art for my downstairs powder room. The more I put original art in my home, the more I like it!
I started with a framed canvas, 24″ x 20″ . I brushed some acrylic paint over it, keeping it darker toward the bottom third.
When the paint was dry I brushed a thick layer of fiber paste all over the canvas and then ‘sketched’ the stem and leaves with the handle of the paintbrush.
I used some butterfly rubber stamps and stamped them carefully, right into the wet paste.
After the paste was dry I took some acrylic paint and added color.
I sponged around the edges with watered-down paint (raw sienna). FYI~ The fiber paste ruins the sponge!
And here’s my new piece of wall art for my powder room! I’m moving most of my home decor into a more neutral direction.
Thanks for stopping by to see my project, hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
These two butterfly canvases are available on my Etsy shop for medical research. All proceeds from my shop are donated to research for Cockayne Syndrome.
My little boy, Knox, was diagnosed with this extremely rare disease when he was 8 months old. He’ll be celebrating his 3rd birthday this July, but there is still no treatment available. His life expectancy is 5-7 years.
I’ve put photos of Knox on this public site, as well as detailed info about CS in order to raise awareness. I receive approximately 300 visits a month from people around the world searching for information about CS.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend and thanks for stopping by!