Sunday, August 1, 2010
Do you doodle? Use your drawings to make interesting and original paintings!
The picture on the lined paper is a doodle that I drew and thought looked neat and a little whimsical. I wanted to make some art for my living room, so I used parts of the drawing to make three paintings.
To make your own:
Get a canvas-I get mine from Jo Ann's-the Michael's Crafts' ones just don't seem to be as nice and the Jo Ann's ones come in a lot of different sizes and shapes. Because Jo Ann's offers coupons, do a google search before you go of Jo Ann's coupons-I found some for 40% off! While at the store grab acrylic paint in a small bottle of a color you love or will match your decor and a bottle of white or a lighter complementing color. Also grab a smaller brush and a larger spongy brush.
Before I painted on my doodle in white, I edited my smaller paint brush by first cutting it a little shorter and then I cut it on an angle.
When I painted my first line I dabbed my paint brush in white and then started from the top of the canvas down. I started with the highest point of the paint brush and just took my time. That's it! Good luck and if you do this project please show me the results! I can't wait to see how it worked out for you :)