I spent Christmas break in the studio experimenting and playing and getting messy- it was the best.
The next section of Unfurling focuses on backgrounds. This is where my hoarding comes in handy. I have tons of paper ephemera waiting to be used for just the right project. I loved decoupaging the pieces on, covering them with paint, and then uncovering them again! It’s all about the layers.
They are so beautiful on their own but add so much to a piece as the starting point.
I am loving Christmas break and in the studio pretty much all day everyday. It feels so good just to experiment and play without a destination for the end piece.
Still practicing my portraits. Much better than the last. I need a tabletop easel. The perspective is so different sketching and painting while the work is flat on the table than when you look at it upright.
Painting my hubs was my best attempt, yet. One thing I wish the book would elaborate on is blending and brushes to use. Round, flat, big, small…
The next few pages are on backgrounds, the fun and free stage!
The combination of living in a small space and being a craft hoarder is a dangerous combination. I try to stay as organized as possible, for as cheap as I can get away with!
I covered these cardboard boxes with wrapping paper and added these simple touches. I am a huge believer that handmade doesn’t have to look homemade!
My little ladies get miffed when their favorite tees are too small or worn out. Making them into little pillows are the perfect way to reinvent cute graphic prints.
I love using my stash of vintage linens, especially for a sweet friend. I made this for her baby shower which was one of the cutest ever! A Charlotte’s Web theme!