I almost died when I cut up the nautical background.  Then I laughed at myself.

I loved it so much as a stand-alone piece as wall art.  I looked up at my wall, looked at the book of backgrounds page and said “s**t…I can make another one, what was I thinking!” 

Lesson learned…never hold yourself back from doing something when what’s holding you back can be replicated.

Using two book of background pages for this project, I cut everything up and have a nice little stash that’s ready to go.  Pushing the colour over the edge into something I really like and even though what I did may not be your cup of tea…don’t let it hold you back from trying this.  Just change up the colours and EXPERIMENT.  

Ready to make this or something like this?  Here is what I used:

The background that was used in the video for the greenish background, the file got corrupted, so here is an alternative video which is very, very close.   The links below will open in another window so you don’t lose your place here.

Book of Background #1: original background (green theme) and this is an alternative video.
Book of Background #2: nautical theme
Book of Background #3: heart

Palette: DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Quinacridone Violet – DMFA34
Ultramarine Blue – DMFA43
Napthol Red Light – DMFA19

DecoArt Metallic Lustre: Brilliant Turquoise – ML11C

DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18
DecoArt Media Matte Medium – DMM20

Brushes: Synthetic and Bristle Brushes

Grey palette paper
Mini Alphabet Stamps
Black stamp pad

Quick and Easy Artist Trading Card

What did you think?

if you could picture yourself in 10 years, would you still be making art?  please share in the comments below.