After searching on Saturday at Hobby Lobby for what I thought I wanted, I couldn’t find anything that spoke to me. What, am I the only one that things talk to?
I thought I wanted a cute little sign that said “Bath” or something similar. But the colors in the bathroom I am redoing, aren’t in any signs that I found.
I thought about it and thought, hmmm, I will just paint my own.
So I headed over to the canvases, cheap ones of course. 8X10 was my preference size. Then I went over to the craft paints. The 99 cent ones are just as great as the ones that cost $2.00. So I grabbed sand and burnt umber. I went for the ones that were closet to our colors in the shower curtain. I knew I already had a blue at home that I could mix up to match the robins egg blue in the shower curtain.
After getting home and thinking on it. I decided to paint Damask. Yes, I said damask. No, I am not an artist. My hand shakes when trying to paint a small little line, but I new that I could do it.
I looked up a damask print that I liked. I went with one that didn’t have so many details in it. I took the image into Photoshop (you can use any editing software) and I enlarged it big enough to print out, I also knew that I didn’t want a whole image of damask on the canvas.
Once printed out….Oh wait a minute…I painted the canvas the sand color first! (allowed it to dry) Then I cut out my pieces of damask and laid them out on my canvas where I wanted them. (Print in fast draft, save ink!)
Once I had them placed where I wanted them, I took a pencil and traced around each piece. Oh and be careful with all these pieces laying on your canvas. I sneezed and lost half of them and had to rearrange once again. And then the air kicked on (the table is below an air duct) and low and behold some of the pieces flew off and I had to fix those too.
Once dry grab a brush a little larger and start painting! Once dry you can add a frame, any 8x10 frame will fit it. I chose one that we had in our closet and I painted it white and then stressed it up a bit..I chose to hang it below a shelf in the girls bathroom.
Yes, I did hang it sideways. There is something about sideways damask print that I like. *smiles*