If you haven’t heard of pinterest, it’s my latest addiction. It’s so easy to find ideas for projects and inspiration and the best part is that it keeps it all in the same spot, so you don’t have to wonder where you saved a bookmark. As a side note, if you want to check it out, let me know and I can send you an invite rather than have to be on the waiting list! Okay, that said, this post is getting off track.
I was in LOVE with it and since the tutorial said, “Wall Art for Non-Artists”, I thought it might be something I could give a whirl. My BFF since 8th grade (and fellow blogger) Melissa also fell in love with the painting. We decided to have a craft night and give it a whirl. So last night, armed with Papa Murphy’s pizza, wine, and DELICIOUS cheesecake dip (not to mention canvases, paints, and brushes) we tried our hand at the non-artist artwork.
Here’s my work station in progress (and Melissa’s awesome dip on graham crackers on the left side of the photo). I made my trees a lot more branches than the prototype, I probably should have given it another look before I started (but then what fun would that be…hahaha)
We talked Steve into taking a picture of us with our supplies (and yes, Melissa’s painting is under wraps since she hasn’t unveiled it on her blog yet, I don’t want to spoil the surprise).
My completed work of art! I was originally hoping to hang it in my new bathroom, but it sadly clashes with my hand towels. Stay tuned for where it ends up living.
It was definitely easy and fun to do. We settled in for the night at the dining room table so we could spread out (and not worry if we got paint on the table) and I think we’re going to make craft night a monthly tradition!
My tip if you are going to create your own, follow the tutorial and don’t be afraid to go dot crazy. I was nervous to mess it up, but once I stopped worrying about it and started dotting it turned out a lot better. Be sure to pick a LOT of colors (or be ready to mix a lot of colors), because too few colors looks a bit weird. Anybody else lovin’ pinterest? DIY canvas art? Wine and Girls Night? :-)