I was determined not to allow another week to pass without posting some Doodle School art, but this week has been busy. I am painting my daughter’s room the most brilliant shade of apple green. Perhaps a little more brilliant than I had planned.
With the room re-paint, we’re going to do a bit of a decor makeover and hopefully improve their organization and storage as well. I’m hunting for inspiration daily and love Pinterest.com for ideas, all in one place! I saw this artwork yesterday and thought it was too cute, if a little babyish for my daughters, who are seven and eight.
First step: Give the boy some glitter glue so he doesn’t want to “help.”
He’s proud of his art armor.
Faber-Castell Gelatos (white)
Golden Liquid Acrylic (Green Gold)
Folk Art Acrylic Craft Paint (Light Lavender)
Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Pen (Black)
Krylon Matte Finish Spray
Mod Podge Matte
pages from vintage children’s dictionary
2. Print large letter outline on paper. Transfer to canvas with carbon paper.
3. Outline letter using black permanent ink pen (Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush). Add the occasional flourish. I also wrote my daughter’s name at the bottom of the canvas. I wanted to use my own handwriting, but you could print and transfer a word at the bottom as in step 2.
4. Decoupage dictionary page strips to edges of canvas. I used pages from the “S” section, for obvious reasons. Allow to dry.
5. Brush Green Gold paint over centre of canvas, rub off excess using a sponge. Allow to dry.
6. Brush lavender paint on flower stamp (mine is from Unity Stamp Co.). Stamp randomly across the canvas. Allow to dry.
7. Using a white Faber-Castell Gelato, lightly colour areas of the green painted canvas. Soften and spread the colour with a damp brush. Allow to dry, then spray with matte fixative.
8. Outline letter again using Big Brush pen. Add swirls, flourishes, leaves, small flowers to pretty up the monogram. I used more Faber Castell Pitt Pens in light green and purple for additional detail.
9. Colour the monogram again with white Gelato. Smudge with a damp brush. Allow to dry, then spray again with fixative.
I think if I made this again, I would use a square canvas and omit the word at the bottom. I will be painting another for my older daughter (she needs an “R”) and I might reverse the colours, using purple for the background and green for the accents.
Does this project give you an idea for a monogram? Link up below and I’ll feature my favourites on the blog at a future date!