Creativity is so much a part of me though, that I've found ways to nurture it. The things that I've worked on have involved small projects that I can do while reclining; things that are easy to step away from when needed. Some embellishments made from the pages of vintage books and hymnals. My first attempt at ATC's. A bit of beading.
In lieu of having more current art to share, I'd love to show you the mixed media canvas that I created for my daughter during the holidays. The original idea was found here.
I started by coating a square canvas with gesso, then layering vintage ephemera over that. To give it a more aged appearance, I used a wash of acrylic paint and water.
I wanted to paint cherry blossoms onto the 'tiles'. My drawing skills aren't very strong, so I first drew the blossoms out on paper, then used the drawing as a guide for painting on the canvas, using the new markers that were a holiday gift from my kids.
I then added a 3D dragonfly embellishment to the lower right portion of the canvas and finished off with several layers of high gloss to give the look of shiny tile.
I was really happy with the results. The paint chips really do look like tile! I'm hoping to make a second canvas to go with the first so that my daughter has a matched set above her sofa.
Has anyone else found ways to use paint chips in their art or their craft projects? If you have, I'd love for you to share!