Unfortunately all of her designs were sold out, so I thought I'd try my hand at a similar brushstroke painting. The bonus is you can decide which colors work for you, the downside is mine definitely doesn't look as pretty as the originals.
Despite the simple nature of this project, I was being a total perfectionist and getting mad when the paint didn't go where I wanted it to go. Especially since that meant it was on my arms, face, and even my leg (What?!). I tried to learn from the blending skills I mastered in my last painting adventure, but since there were no pudding shots involved I think that made a big difference.
Acrylic Paint in at least 4 colors
Canvas (Mine was a 2-pack of 8x10 canvases from Hobby Lobby)
Plate and Paper Towels
I want to put this in my home office once I put up the gallery wall so I printed off my color inspiration for the room and practiced the brushstrokes and colors on a piece of cardstock. I definitely recommend practicing a little just in case you screw up on your canvas and can't fix it.
I left a little more white on one edge of the canvas which annoys the perfectionist side of me. My brush was also a little rogue at times and I had to touch up with white paint. Just make sure you get a decent brush no wider than 1 inch.
And here it is with some of the other prints it will be joining on my gallery wall!
I think the colors came out perfect! Isn't that metallic gold so pretty?! I have approximately one third of my desk painted so there will be more on the office redo soon! The problem with redoing a desk is that if you take more than one day on it, you end up working on the floor like I did on Monday.
Edit: Here it is hung up on the gallery wall! I ended up redoing it with smaller brushstrokes, which I liked better. It's just trial and error really!
Anyone else feeling crafty enough to pull off this pretty project?
You can see more photos of my home office redo here!