Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wall Art

I finally decided on what to do with my blank canvas that I've had hanging on the wall for two years. I used this post as inspiration. I use Gimp because it is free. You just go up to Colors on the menu bar then threshold. You can increase it or decrease it to whatever you want. The less detail you have, the easier it will be to paint. This picture was a little difficult because my daughter is so bald. Any less detail and her head disappeared.  I started out with this picture

And turned it into this image in Gimp

Then I took it to Big Sis's classroom and put it on the projector to trace the outlines.

I was a little nervous because the traced lines didn't look very nice. I printed out the picture and used that as a guide for the details. The hardest parts were my necklace and Husband's glasses because they use so much negative space and I couldn't trace them because the resolution of the projector.

A few hours later, I finished all the details and bunched up a paper towel to make the textured parts. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

The sheer size made it a bit more demanding than I anticipated. Here is a picture to see the relative scale of it's 3feet by 4 feet

Buying a piece would have been for more expensive though. I bought the canvas at Hobby Lobby for about $25 on a half off sale. and spent $4 on a tube of acrylic. Way cheaper than buying anything custom or even something at Ikea. 


Katie said...

Impressive and beautiful, as are you!

jeanene c said...

I sure have a family of talented people. It is gorgeous!


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