Tuesday, August 18, 2009

From Concept to Creation

A fabric Swatch from my friend's nursery was the inspiration for this project.

Two 16 x 20 canvases were painted in several layers of beige acrylic and crackle medium. A home decor stencil was layered on top of the acrylic in pink and the bird and branch image was then added, using a projector (from the fabric swatch).

Vintage wallpaper, music sheets, french text and nursery images were then torn and added to match the shape of the projected image.

The bird was then touched up with Gesso and white acrylic and the vintage pieces were washed in pink and green, depending upon their location.

When the initial details were completed, a final wash of watered-down white paint (a trick I learned from Pam Garrison) and tan "splatters" were added.

Next, all outlines were highlighted with white ink and green and pink colored pencils.

The last step was to add Swarovski crystals to some of the "flower" details so that the entire piece would sparkle in the light.

The Final piece was given to my friend as a gift for her Baby Shower.


SoSoBella said...

i love it!!!
what a great gift created by you.
i can't wait to see what you share on your new blog :O)

Kristin said...

Thank you! Thank you! I am so happy to have you as a follower! Thank YOU for the inspiration! :)

SoSoBella said...


sweet southern inspiration said...

love it! I love your background, love the projects, it's all great!