Friday, November 30, 2012

Family Handprint Art

  Here is the 2nd Art Installation piece in our bedroom. Last week you will remember that I did a Natural Twig Art and the week before that I shared with you our Headboard Created from a Door. Next week I will share with you a glimpse of the whole bedroom update.

Creating these were relatively simple. I chose to use 4 colors that would complement each other and other colors in the room and pop on the canvas. All you need is 4 tubes of acrylic paint; you can buy tubes inexpensively for about 75-cents a tube. You also need four 8x10 stretched canvas. If you watch sale ads at Michael's, they do come on sale for a 10-pack for $10 - don't worry you can always find uses for the extras. I have even let the kids have a playdate and all the kids painted on their own canvas which they really enjoyed because it made them feel like they were actual artists, like my daughter did in Outdoor Inspired Art.

I just painted the entire canvas including the sides and let it dry. Then I paint the right hand of each member of our family and had them press it on top and let it dry. Voila! An art installation that cost me $7 and I have leftover paint to use on future projects.

4-Part Series on a Bedroom Re-Decorate

*Pottery Barn Inspired Headboard
*Natural Twig Art
*Family Handprint Art
*Video of the the Whole Reveal
**BONUS -- Review of Wrapped Canvas Picture Added to the Room