I started off with some acrylic paints and finger painted the background - this is so messy and so much fun isn't it? I love doing this.
Then I tore some leaves and petals shapes from my old school dictionary to create a flower on the right page and on the left page (no step by step photos for that) die cut some flowers instead.
I stuck the pieces down with Galleria matte medium, painted the stems with an Inktense block and painted the pieces with Inktense blocks or lightly watered acrylics.
Added some details with white Posca pen and some more red and yellow paint to background. And sorry.. I cheated with digital words.
and now for the beautiful...which just happens to be bright too
... don't flowers just make you want to smile and feel happy?
and when you want some of Nature's Wonders inside....
how about this for an idea...
This is something we had about 1997-ish
The walls were sponged in two tones of grey and then
we stencilled 4 columns and a hanging garden
with butterflies and dragonflies.
The two photos show the 4 columns.
I'm particularly proud of the columns as I designed them on my pc
and to get the correct size, they are made up of a few pieces.
Once I had found large enough and suitable stencil material,
I traced the design on to it and cut the pieces out.
The two long winding leaves and rose looking stencil were shop bought stencils.
Some of the other stencils I made by tracing a design from a book and then cutting them out with one of those tools that looks a bit like a soldering iron.
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