I wanted to create something special today with things I already had on hand. I had a long scrap piece of a 1 x 10 that I had already stained a while back, and decided I would paint some flowers on it.
*Disclaimer- I am NOT an artist, I am a writer and creator, so keep that in mind. 🙂
Here is the wood I started with. I had some quarts of paint that were only partially used that would work perfectly with this project.
I drew out some flowers on the wood with a pencil, just to use as a guide.
As you can see, they aren’t perfect.
Then I began the painting process. I started with a solid layer of paint.
This is what I had after using the three colors–told you I wasn’t an artist. 🙂
I decided to add some contrast colors in, to make it appear a little more lifelike. I remember watching Donna Dewberry years ago and her one stroke technique (shameless plug). I still have some of her brushes, and that is what I used here. I put the two colors side by side- the original flower color, and a grayish white paint leftover from another project.
I dipped both edges into the paints.
Then I blended the colors moved the brush up and down on the plate I was using.
I then began painting on top of the flower petals. I was never very good at this, so I just faked it till I liked the way it looked.
I blended a bit, then I would use the edge to add extra detail.
This is what I ended up with.
I didn’t have a pounce brush, so I improvised and used a cheap foam brush.
I cut off the top to make it flat.
I pounced some brown into the center of the flowers. Then I pounced some of the grayish white on top.
And this is the finished project! So very perfectly imperfect- I see areas I could have improved on, and if I do it again, I will. Haven’t decided where I will put this cute little board yet- perhaps the front porch or the laundry room.
Happy crafting!! 🙂