We moved to Florida last January and proceeded to start decorating our house. I was really enjoying the weekend art and craft sales that I was finding on the little island where we live. Then March got here! Needless to say, I have a lot of bare walls that need some decoration.
My husband has been encouraging me to watercolor some of my own paintings for the walls. He also thinks I should start selling my paintings. I think it takes a lot of courage to actually slap a price tag on your art and hope to sell it! I haven’t reached that point yet.
I have decided that I can create some seasonal home décor items that I can change out every couple of months. I also have some canvases that I’m ready to create some giant paintings on. I can be brave enough to create art for my own walls…especially when I can’t invite anyone over anyway!
Kinda Cute by Patricia has this fabulous image that she calls “Snowman Looking At Stars”. It reminded me of a poem that I have on a cross stitch project I worked on during the 80’s. “Beauty is never very far. A single rose, a distant star.” I was also thinking that the image would be a great Happy New Year image or card.
I just think this is a wonderful image. My husband and I love to sit on the deck and look at the stars at night. We’ve gotten ridiculously good at finding satellites and rocket bodies moving across the night sky amongst the stars! I just thought this image was pretty perfect for us right now!
I added my poem with a metallic gold marker in my own handwriting. I actually planned to use vellum, but I just couldn’t get it to go through the printer. I don’t think it was thick enough or maybe the brand I have here is too slippery. I also tried an acetate sheet, but I don’t have the right kind for an ink jet printer. Alas, I now have 2 things on my wish list for the new year!
I colored the image in with my Copics and created the snowbanks. Then I added the sky with distress oxide inks. I had tried to emboss a snowfall stencil in white powder, but I didn’t like the way it looked so I didn’t heat set it. When I added the distress oxide inks, you could see the embossing ink and I really liked the effect I got from just the ink itself! I did add a few water spritzes at the end as well. I hope that it gives a hint of stars or snowfall to the viewer of the picture.
I think this is a great winter image and I just love it for the New Year!
I (bravely) wrote my poem on when I was finished. I have pretty handwriting, but I almost never get it straight or spaced evenly. It turned out okay and I added a mat around it. I just have to get a frame and decide which wall to put it on.
Do you create projects that you used to decorate your home?
I usually create wreaths, centerpieces, pillows…things like that. I’m just getting to the point where I’m ready to display more of the watercolors and Copic creations. My husband has been a huge source of encouragement for that!
Plus, I can change it out when I get tired of it more easily if it is something I made. Then I can save this for next year at this time. Everyone needs a change in the scenery now and then. Changing out the art on the wall is an easy way to do that and pretty inexpensive if you are creating it yourself.
I did enlarge this image, which I find to be one of the things I’m loving about digital images. Changing the size to fit the project you are making is so easy to do.
I’m also scanning my creations and printing them in different sizes to used as card fronts or smaller framed pieces. I’m building up a stash of craft fair projects that I just may get brave enough to sell by this time next year!
Snow and Snow people: BV0000, BV00, C1, C0, C00
Arms: E 49, 37, 23
Man’s hat: B99, 97, 95, 93, 91
Woman’s hat and scarf: B12, 41, 91, 00 and R85m 83m 81
Nose: YR 18, 15 Y23
Stars: Y 13m 15m 17
Night Sky: Distress Oxides in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Antique Linen and Scattered Straw
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**Please note: The digital image was supplied to me by Patricia Alvarez
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