Tuesday, February 14, 2012

RE-crafting: Valentine Wall Art

MARTHA'S SCORE.  For her fabulous couples Valentine's Day party, discussed HERE , Martha wanted to put up some themed art on her wall.  The end result is above and in person, it is simply amazing.  Martha claims she has little artistic talent, but as you can see, that is not true.  Still, I admitted surprise at how great the project came out because even though she is very talented, this was so good, it looked like a professional artist did it.  Martha is sharing the details of how she made the art, in case someone else might like to try it.

INSPIRATION PIC.  Martha couldn't remember where she found this painting, but she did a google image search that brought it up and copied it to her computer.  The painting was for sale, but there was no way she could get it in time for the party, so she decided to try to MAKE something similar.


ART PROJECT SUPPLY LIST

Leftover  Yellow Spray paint from sconces
Leftover Black Spray paint from bulletin board


Red spray paint
off white spray paint
(happy accident that it "splattered")


Craft paints
turquoise
red
maroon
yellow
orange
green


Canvas 60" x 48"  from Michaels ($60 with coupon)
1 3" foam brush for the whole thing!  

No real technique...
Started with large heart in red spray paint
started adding other colors and "smudging" them together with foam brush
outlined hearts by squeezing a little red directly on canvas for shine and texture
ended with white splatter spray to highlight spots.

Took about 30-45 minutes.



Martha and her husband posing for a picture in front of her art right before the guests began to arrive for the party.

The art hanging in her living room above her sofa.



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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this fabulous art at Show & Tell today. I'm honored to have you join in my link party.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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    1. Sharon,

      Thanks for hosting the link party. And thank you also for visiting and leaving an encouraging comment. I agree that Martha did a fabulous job.

      Eldarose

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    1. Katherine,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I'm so glad you liked Martha's project. I thought it turned out great.

      Eldarose

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  3. What a talented sister! I like hers better than the original!

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    1. Susan,

      Me, too! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. :D

      Eldarose

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  4. Fabulous job...I'm breaking out the paints. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm now following on GFC and LF. I would love if you stopped by and followed back so we can stay connected. See ya around, Lori

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    1. Lori,

      If you make one, please let me know. I am sure Martha would be thrilled to know she inspired someone.

      Thank you for the follows. We are going to follow back. :D

      Eldarose

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  5. I love it! All my paints are put away in a cabinet...it may be time to break them out! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

    I am a Linky follower and hope you will be too!

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    1. Honey,

      Thank you for hosting, visiting and leaving a comment. Thank you also for linky following, of course, I will reciprocate!

      Eldarose

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  6. Oh I love this! :) Thank you for following The Dreamy Meadow! I'm following you back!
    xoxo Katlyn

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