Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ta Da dooone

Yippieeee...that "Just Married" sign I was asked to make is finished! It was kinda fun and turned out better than I had hoped. I really wanted to find a stencil for the lillies but no such luck. I did find a line drawing of one so I just "placed and traced" my little heart out and filled in with acrylic paint....did some free-hand stems and leaves and wahooo...they really look like lillies!
I'm not an artist but I can trace to beat the band. I'd never worked with acrylic paints before..that was pretty easy. The bummer is that it's on posterboard...if it gets wet this thing is toast. We don't want to talk about how long this took me..I'm sloowwwww. Hey, it was a good activity for this blogger girl who has a really bad cold. Kept me out of trouble, that's for sure.A close-up of one of the flowers.
Ok...now I have to go find something to wear to the wedding.
Yuukkkk....I'm the worst clothes shopper in the world.

7 comments:

tami said...

RUN to the Print Stop amd they will laminate...I've done it there with poster size projects. Much too pretty to risk ruining in the rain and way too likely that it will rain. Want to go to the mall tonight? Call me.

Dr.John said...

Now that is a real work of art. I used to make ful;l size banners for the Church using the project and trace method.

Carletta said...

And you said you didn't know how to paint lilies - this turned out gorgeous!
I have read some people use hair spray to protect the paint, but I'm always too afraid that will harm the painting - I've been meaning to try it on a "practice" picture.
Love the header!

quilly said...

I, too, was going to tell you to laminate -- of course by now you may have done so! Great job, btw.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and really enjoyed reading it. Great photos of a gorgeous garden! Thanks for sharing.

bobbie said...

You did such a wonderful job! Do definitely laminate!

Dianne said...

It's wonderful!!

I'm a terrible clothes shopper especially for dressy stuff.