Wednesday, March 3


I recently finished some collages for my bathroom that I think are pretty cute, so I thought I'd show them off here. 

I have always loved the sight of birds sitting on a telephone wire, so I did my own version of that.

These are on 8x10 canvases, and are placed on either side of the bathroom mirror.  The background is actually a pretty robin egg blue.  I used a cool technique using saran wrap to give it texture and a more modern feel.  I drew the lines with a Sharpie (my favorite marker brand!).  And then the bird shapes on assorted red scrapbook papers, cut them out, and used mod podge to adhere them to the painted canvas.  I then mod podged the whole thing to seal it.   

The  biggest one hangs over a shelf I have in the bathroom.  I think it's 18x24 or something.  In my head, I call it Butterfly Storm.

The background is actually red with beige (not orange like the photo makes it appear).  I used the saran wrap technique again, but also used some baking soda for a really cool effect and texture.  I used a butterfly stamp to cut all the little pretties out of assorted scrapbook paper, and then used mod podge to adhere and seal.

It's amazing what can be created out of necessity (Bruce and I really needed some wall art for the bathroom, but we couldn't find anything that we liked - or it was too expensive).  The stuff I made was affordable, and it kept me out of trouble for a few days.  :)


Jocelyn said...

Yay for fun artwork!! haha! I am laughing at your last trouble? No way!!!

Brittney said...

Those are so pretty, Aunt Beck! You really have a gift :) I can't wait to see what you create for the shower!!

stacy said...

very creative, becky. i want to see them in person too.