I decided to join the burlap bandwagon and make something that I could put into the green frame.
I drew a primitive bird and joe traced it onto the computer and printed up some vinyl that I could use for a stencil.
I've seen people use stencils on burlap before, but I always assumed it wouldn't work very well because it seems like the paint would bleed. I put the bird sticker on and just dabbed the paint on with a sponge brush.
I love how it turned out!! And no bleeding!! I stuck another sticker on to paint the wing.
What I love about primitive artwork is that you don't have to be an amazing artist to be able to make some really cute pieces. It's so basic. I think I could even lose the little legs of this bird next time.
Thumbs up to burlap! I will definitely be painting it again sometime! While I was letting the fabric dry I worked on the frame. I painted brown over top of the green and I figured I would just sand it down with steel wool so the green would show thru.
YIKES!! Too similar to the picture and not so cute!! I had a feeling while I was painting the brown that I should really be going black.
Black is much better! I used an upside down laundry basket as my painting surface. While I waited for the frame to dry....for the second time, I looked around the house for a piece of cardboard that I could use to back the burlap. Thanks Kichler box! Perfect! I cut it to match the frame using a razor knife and used spray adhesive to stick the burlap to the brown side so color from the box wouldn't show thru. I stuck it on the shelf in the kitchen along with the little towel box I found and some ceramics for color.
Have a wonderful weekend!! Get up tomorrow and go searching those yard sales!! Find something you can share with us on Creative Cats this Tuesday!!