I've been working up the courage to DIY my own art for Princess's room. Pinterest has lovely images and ideas, but I'm still new at this whole creating thing. Plus, purchasing the supplies can be intimidating and pricey. After spending a few hours at my local arts and crafts store rummaging through all the aisles, I finally had the items I needed. Please don't laugh when you see the finished product. I'm really only arty in the sense that my best friend got a degree in Art History. Maybe some of it rubbed off on me. Probably not.
So I began with a phrase I found on Pinterest. Its actually a scripture, Song of Solomon 4:7 to be exact. Yes, I found the inspiration from the internets instead of my own scripture reading time. Please don't rub it in. Then, I thought about how I could make it into a frame-able piece of art. I thought about painting. No experience there. Stencils seem too easy and artificial. Not that I really should be judging anything. Then, I found scrapbook paper. Some of them are beautiful works of art in and of themselves. My goal was to find a pretty one in the right color that I could enhance.
Next, I had to figure out how I was going to get the wording on there. I tried acrylic painting. Lets just say I wasn't able to produce the effect I wanted. Enter in Sharpie Paint Markers.
Ok, here she is:
Overall, I am happy with how it turned out. It really wasn't that expensive. Definitely less than paying someone to do it for me, or scrounging the internets for a suitable substitute. And now I have lots of scrapbook paper to do something with. Heaven knows I don't scrapbook.
What do you think? Have you taken on any projects outside your comfort zone? Anyone else still working up the courage to start a project?