Thursday, May 31, 2012

Paint Party Friday: Week 12



Happy PPF!

Can't wait to show you what I've been working on . . . .

Okay, so if you read this post about "A Boy & His Guitar," then you know I've been working on some annual Birthday Gifts that I give to my little friends Camden and Ashton, a brother and sister who were born on the same day exactly seven years apart.

Well, Ashton's is now complete, and this time around, I took step-by-step pictures of the gift - a 20 x 20 decorative canvas pillow - as it was being created. I've never painted a pillow before, but when I saw the canvas case online recently, I knew that I wanted to give it a try. Wanna see the process?  

Canvas case covered in Gesso and sketched in pencil

Adding color with Caran D'ache watercolor and acrylic paints

Finished with metallic and gel pens, additional pencil and polka dots

Oh! And a handmade fabric flower with a Swarovski crystal button for her hair

"Love Lives Here"

I know the colors will compliment her room (because I helped her Mom decorate it ;) and I hope that the (newly) 12-year-old will love it as much as I love her!

Thanks for your time and have fun at the Party . . . .


Kristin xo

61 comments:

minnemie said...

This is super - she is going to love it! The brother-gift below are also fantastic. Those edges on the canvas are brilliant.

Daniele Valois said...

I wub this pillow!!! You're on to something here, let me tell you. You must share the site to order this! Lovey love love!!! I want one soooooo badly!!! ;D

Daniele Valois said...

I wub this pillow!!! You're on to something here, let me tell you. You must share the site to order this! Lovey love love!!! I want one soooooo badly!!! ;D

Sharon said...

Oh wow just fantastic!!!

Kristin said...

If you're interested, you can buy the canvas pillow cases from Scrapbook.com (the brand is Canvas Corp)
Kristin xo

Carolyn Dube said...

Luckiest 12 yr. old ever! This is beyond fabulous- I hope you take more of your art to the pillows!

lydiapuenteharris said...

Ack she is lovely! And as a pillow? Full of Fabulous. Love everything about it.

Kat Griffin said...

it is spectacular ! lovely lovely she will adore it
-KAT

JKW said...

The use of fabric and button/beads is fun and creative. The looks is amazing. Blessings, Janet PPF

Lynn said...

Awesome idea...I suppose one can use any drawable fabric to do this. Would love to make my twin grandkids pillows with painted pictures of themselves! Thanks for the idea. Yours is quite precious and I know will be loved!

Netty said...

wow such a fab idea Kristin and a gorgeous make, so beautiful. May I ask how you sealed it so it doesn't run in the wash? Happy PPF, Annette x

Tammie Lee said...

this is beautiful, of course it will be loved!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is going to be loved and treasured... and will be an amazing addition to their bedroom... a canvas pillow is a great idea... and the result is stunning...xx

craftattack said...

This is sooooooooooooooooooo beautiful, what a wonderful present! Hugs, Valerie

Ginny said...

I love this. What a wonderful idea and gift. The colors are beautiful and I love all of the added details. Beautiful.

WrightStuff said...

She will LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Mandy said...

Beautiful...great idea and i adore the colours together.....love the girl and especially those little houses...xxx

La Abela said...

Precious the cushion. Saludos

Diane said...

Now this is awesome!!..and love her brother's present too!!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

FANTASTIC!!! Absolutely adore it! Now I need to find that canvas and give it a go!!!!!!!!
where did you find it?
cheers, dana

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

ps yes, how did you seal it?

Carin said...

Fabulous! You never cease to amaze me Kristin! What a special project! I just love it! Really Kristin, have you ever thought of selling your art? It's stunning.

Anne said...

Superpretty and sweet! Love this pillow and it's colors and details!

scrapwordsmom said...

Oh my goodness, Kristin...you have outdid yourself!! Sooo lovely and then to put it on a pillow. She will love it!!!

mette laumann said...

Wow!!These are great!!
LOOOOOVE TI;)
xoxo Mette

Ritu Dua said...

I love her big blue eyes matching with her blue hair... and that pretty flower too!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Wow, how cool is this? I love seeing your art on a pillow. You need to make more. Happy PPF

carlarey said...

This is so adorable! I'll bet they love getting your gifts, since they must be so different and special.

Jingle said...

I love this!

Janelle said...

You did a great job on these gifts. I love how you put the photos on the side of the canvas for the last gift. This pillow is adorable. I really like the flower for her hair. These kids are lucky to have you making such great gifts for them.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

BeaUtiful! What a wonderful gift!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Debbie said...

Very cute! What a fantastic Idea. I'm sure she is going to love this so much.

sugar Creek said...

I love it and I'm not twelve either! lol! Gives me ideas for my daughters cheer squad!

Ayala Art said...

The cutest pillow ever! Thanks for sharing!

Mary C. Nasser said...

I just love your intense tints!
"Love Lives Here" is truly delightful!! So talented!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

kristin maynes said...

Awesome! I love it! Your pillow is wonderful and looks so good on your bench. Love seeing your process. Happy PPF!

Janet said...

That's one lucky 12 year old! The pillow is so cute...I'm sure she loves it.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Um, COMPLETE cuteness! I LOVE it. What a super sweet and thoughtful gift that I am sure will be such a treasure. I love the idea of a canvas pillow - so many different things to do. :)
PS I love that you have a Summer of Color countdown ticking away. Too cute. Getting excited for Monday. I can't believe it is time again. Where did that time go!? xxoo

EVA said...

What a beautiful pillow for her! Gorgeous!

Someone painted pillows for my daughters when they were younger and I still love them whenever I look at them.

Alison said...

So gorgeous!!! Absolutely love this painting :) One very lucky girl....

Gloria said...

Love the pillow. Looks great! Have a wonderful weekend, Happy PPF!

Connie said...

My goodness, I wish I was a little girl on your birthday list. This pillow is adorable. She is going to be over-joyed. Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the sweet comments. Connie :)

Nicola said...

Wow Kristin! This is fantastic! What a fabulous idea and your choice of beautiful bright colours and design is brilliant!!! What a wonderful gift!!! I'd love to make something like this! :0)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

thanks for all the info!!!!!!!! can"t wait to try it!!!! and if I had read all the other comments I would have seen where you got them from without asking you to repeat. sorry!
cheers.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

she is beautiful and love the fabric painting for a pillow ~ dazzling ~ thanks, ^_^

laurie said...

its really lovely, what a beautiful gift for a twelve year old, they are interested in their decor by now and this is perfect, your work is beautiful

Christine said...

that's a very precious gift! How wonderful!

Linda said...

Oh it's wonderful. I bet she will love it.

scarlett clay said...

That is the coolest pillow ever, what a great idea! I especially love the fabric flower in her hair!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

She has lovely cheeks and the flower is her hair is an awesome touch. Very vibrant and elegant at the same time.

Giggles said...

She will love love love it!! I know I sure do!!Good job, great gift!!

Hugs Giggles

Piarom said...

She is so cute and I love the little town so much! She will adore it!

Piarom said...

She is so cute and I love the little town so much! She will adore it!

Denise Adorian said...

Beautiful work!I dropped by just reminding myself that tomorrow starts summer of color.Hope I don't forget. Denise

smudry said...

Love this! Everything you make becomes my new favorite... this looks perfect in my sweet little 12 year old's room!

Jenny said...

Oh Kristin... this is gorgeous... LOVE everything about this beautiful cushion... AND the sweetest little girl you have painted onto it... how incredibly special... am sure it will be a HIT...

Hugs
Jenny x

Cameron said...

I want one!!!
Too cute, Kristin!

What a wonderful gift you made for that lucky little preteen!!

Julie said...

This is stunning and such a great idea. I always love your work. And congrats on your recent feature.

Elizabeth said...

Stunning!! I love the colors and all in it!!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Extremely gorgeous! Loved to see the progress!

peggy gatto said...

I adore this pillow!!!!!!!!!