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)
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.
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…..