It is no secret that I have a fondness for all things wall art. The right selection can make or break a space. The thing about wall art though is that it can be expensive.
I was checking out one of my favorite blogs the other day and above her daughter’s desk was this Lindsay Letter’s art canvas.
Isn’t the art just idk awesome?!? There are a variety of sizes on the Lindsay Letters site and I was so close to purchasing the piece….but then I also thought…”ehhh vacation is coming and that means expenses”.
So I set out to make my own art (inspired by Lindsay but you know different). I still HIGHLY recommend looking at Lindsay’s canvases and prints. She is super talented and I love her use of color.
Anyway back to the DIY Peony Art…here’s the materials I used:
- A big ole canvas. I think it’s 24 by 36 or something like that. More or less it’s large. (These can be purchased at Michaels or Joann Fabric for about 15-25 bucks with a coupon.)
- Lots of little acrylic paints in pink, green, gray, white, coral, yellow, brown, red.
- Brushes. Mine are not full on artist quality but they also aren’t the plastic ones you buy for kids.
I had a photo of peonies that I saw online and used that as inspiration along with some peonies on our table. Here are some process photos:
I hated it at the above step. I was not digging it and wanted to throw in the towel.
I started to add in some detail colors and began to like it a little. And yes…I am the worst. I paint on top of our carpet. Risky risky.
Peonies meet peonies.
I added a lot of layers and a lot of white. I finally got to my “I’m done” point and this is the finished product:
Overall, for about thirty dollars and a little sweat equity I would say it was worth trying to make something myself. It’s definitely unique to our home and brings in some of my favorite colors. Next step, building a frame around it!
What are projects that you’ve taken on yourself instead of purchasing? What are some of your favorite artists?