{Art Fix} Ikat Redo

Colour Saturated Life | Upcycled Ikat Painting Redo

Have I told you lately…..that I love hearing from you? It makes me so happy when I get a comment or a question and I try my best to reply to everyone….as my blog grows my hope is to continue to be that kind of blogger because I know that without you this would just be going out into the void. So with that said…..I wanted to follow through on a promise I made to one of my readers. She asked me if the Upcycled Ikat Art could be done in shades of blues and greens. So I created another painting to show her how easily this technique can be applied in any colour.

Again I used a painting from an op-shop, this is the before…..(I bought this for the frame as it has a slight look of bamboo)

Colour Saturated Life | Upcycled Ikat Painting Redo

Using light and dark shades of green and blue plus white I used the same brush strokes in the previous tutorial, you can find this here. The result was much the same but I think much softer and I have to say I actually prefer this version and it hangs in my home now. I chose to paint the frame gold as I thought it would look nicer than black, but white could work just as well.

Colour Saturated Life | Upcycled Ikat Painting Redo

Colour Saturated Life | Upcycled Ikat Painting Redo

Colour Saturated Life | Upcycled Ikat Painting Redo

Colour Saturated Life | Upcycled Ikat Painting Redo

Colour Saturated Life | Upcycled Ikat Painting Redo

That is how you create a $3 work of art! Thanks to Marigene, without whom I would not have done this! What do you think of the redo? Which version would you have in your home?

I will be back later next week to show another reader how I created something special for my kitchen that reminds us everyday of what is most important. Till then, have a wonderful week!

**UPDATE** This Upcycled Artwork was featured in the 2015 Fall Edition of Make It Over Magazine…..

Colour Saturated Life | Magazine Feature


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  • Show and Tell, link party time!! - Sugar Bee Crafts - July 21, 2015 - 10:01 am

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  • [email protected] HouseOfHipsters - July 17, 2015 - 6:07 am

    THAT my dear is seriously awesome. Great upcycle!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - July 21, 2015 - 1:58 pm

      Thanks Kyla, you are too sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Anam - July 15, 2015 - 11:59 am

    This is Gorgeous! Pinning it right now 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - July 16, 2015 - 2:40 pm

      Thanks Anam!ReplyCancel

  • Erica @ Dwell Beautiful - July 13, 2015 - 5:43 am

    Love the blues and greens! And that frame! Swoon. I’ll definitely have to try this painting technique!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - July 14, 2015 - 7:42 am

      You should it is really easy! Thanks EricaReplyCancel

  • Abby - July 10, 2015 - 9:31 am

    Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I can’t believe you made it! I’m definitely pinning the original for future reference. Well done!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - July 12, 2015 - 9:24 am

      Thanks Abby, it is quite pretty but really easy to do!ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ The Small Stuff Counts - July 10, 2015 - 5:00 am

    Wow! What a beautiful transformation. You used some of my favorite colors. I found this project and you through the Think & Make Thursdays party. Great project!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - July 12, 2015 - 9:23 am

      Thanks Emily!ReplyCancel

  • Meg @ Pinch of Nutmeg - July 9, 2015 - 11:43 am

    Wow, what a great technique! Thanks for sharing such straight forward instructions.ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - July 12, 2015 - 9:21 am

      Thanks Meg!ReplyCancel

  • Georgia @ Silver Spiral Studio - July 8, 2015 - 3:16 pm

    Beautiful! I love the stunning colors.ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - July 12, 2015 - 9:19 am

      Thanks GeorgiaReplyCancel

  • Marigene - July 8, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Thank you , Gilly…it is gorgeous…wish mine looked that good. Obviously I did not get even a hint of an art gene! I will keep trying until I get something that looks faintly like yours. I think I am trying to guide the paintbrush, instead of letting it just flow. I want to do a really large one in blues and green to hang over my fireplace.ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - July 12, 2015 - 9:19 am

      You do need to kind of let paintbrush do the work and not overthink it. I find it looks bad just before it looks good! Let me know if I can help, even if you want to send a picture and I can offer advice? If I lived near you I would paint one for you!ReplyCancel

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