My ponderings took me to painting a mural. I have done a few in the past and I have to say they work much better if you can work solidly on them rather than a stolen 10 minutes here and there. But I had to work with what I had!
These pictures are a little dark I'm afraid, I took them at bedtime so that you could see the pretty fairy lights. They are actually little butterflies which I staple gunned around the edge of the tree.
You may recognise some of the illustrations from past posts, I tried to keep them in keeping with the portraits I create.
Emily is just showing the size of the images. It is quite a small room so quite difficult to photograph with out distorting things somewhat.
We had this odd box in the corner of her room which actually covers a slop from the stairwell ceiling. this made a great spot for a seat. I upcycled an old foam mattress (I made a right mess throughout the house cutting this up! Foam everywhere.) I then covered is in a scrap of fake suede. It's quite deep but looks fab and is mega comfy as it has a memory foam top! I was hoping it would make a nice nook to read.
I really struggled with what paint to use. I bought some tester pots and used those mostly. When I needed more colour I mixed acrylic paint in white emulsion. This seemed to work well.
I then used a thick perminant maker to go around all the edges. Over all I liked the effect.
Here is a little video I took.
Well that's it for now! I have decided I will be moving my blog to my website soon. I am trying hard to have fewer things to maintain so moving my blog will help me keep my website up to date too... hopefully! I will keep you posted however!
Well I'm off to visit homemade Monday so see you there xx