Monday, June 18, 2012

Nursery decor

So a good friend of mine is going to have a baby girl.

I wanted to do something for her baby's room.  Her colors: tan, navy, coral, pinks. And a bird motif.

I wanted to include some cherry-like blossoms to remind her of DC (she is moving away this summer)

So here is what I came up with:

I had this idea of having a damask print in the background with metallic paint (remember my obsession with metallic paint?)

So I cut out a stencil of a damask print on my Silhouette with vinyl.

It was actually much much more work than anticipated.
If trying this tactic, I would suggest a stencil that isn't vinyl.

(or isn't as intricate as a damask print which has so many tiny little pieces to take out.)

But I love how it turned out.  The damask print is subtle -- but it really shows up in the flash of this picture so you can get a better look of it here:

It makes it look like it is painted on wall paper or something.

I had a lot of fun with it.

Anchor away

So it was my friend's birthday and I was in a creative drought that needed quenching, so I wanted to paint something for her.

Her house is adorable - filled with a nautical motif with boats and maps, etc. So I thought an anchor would be quite fitting.  Simple. cute. (and easy, which fit my schedule this week)

I've been a little obsessed with metallic paint lately, so the anchor is in metallic paint, which really makes it pop when you see it.


You can kind of catch the gleam of the metallic paint in this picture here: