Monday, August 31, 2009

Sometimes I'm artsy and creative

I did a project today. All of it was my very own idea. I've wanted some new art in my kitchen and my family room. I wanted them a good size but I didn't want to spend $25 on each picture. If I wanted 3 that would be a total of $75 and I don't have that. Well, at orange patch they have beautiful calendars. I go in and look every now and then to look at them and I finally found one with exactly what I wanted.

This one.
These are all the beautiful pictures in the Calendar. I wanted 3 for my kitchen and 3 for my family room. For this project I needed the pictures, canvas, tacky glue and paint. Calendar =$15

Canvas = $5.96 for all 3

I cut out the ones I wanted for my kitchen and then cut them out with a paper cutter so they were straight. Then I glued them on to the canvas's.

Paint = $.97 Sponge brushes = $1.97 for 5 or 1 for $.69
I did 2 thin coats of paint and yes I overlapped the picture.

And this is my final product hanging on the wall in my kitchen. They are 11x14 and all 3 cost me $23.90.

These are the 3 I am going to put in my living room. I am going to frame them in brown though, not red. This second set will only cost me $8.90 because they came from the same calendar. Plus I'm going to use the butterfly pictures and do a smaller version of 2 for my Grandma to put somewhere in her house for Christmas. She loves butterflies.

So, 6 11x14 pretty dang good looking pieces of artwook and 2 pieces of artwork for a Christmas gift for a total of $32.80
Yes, I am proud of myself.


Jayme said...

Seriously so cute! What an awesome idea girl!

sherry said...

Good job Cal- they look fantastic! Way to get creative.

Janeen Cohee said...

That is so dang cute and very creative! I love it!

Jen said...

good idea! Seriously Love it!