Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pinspiration

A few weeks ago, I decided that I didn't have enough websites to check on a daily basis, and joined Pinterest. For those of you who aren't aware of it, Pinterest is basically like a series of online pin boards where you can bookmark stuff that you might want to go back to in the future. Or a whole lot of shoes that you think are pretty but will never be able to afford. (There's a possibility that I'm stuck midway between the two...) For those of you who ARE aware of it, you can add me here.

Anyway, somewhere in all the pinning of shoes, I came across this:
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After reading that it's just a painted canvas and bits of scrapbooking paper, I got inspired to try it myself. All you need is a canvas, some acrylic paint, several sheets of scrapbooking paper cut into leaf/petal shapes, and a glue gun. I didn't have a glue gun, so I used PVA. Which gave me the opportunity to relive my childhood and paint my hand with glue, let it dry, and peel it off. #sowhatifI'm28 Anyway, if you use PVA, the paper will curl up, so you just have to work quickly and then turn it face down and put a couple of hardback books on the back of the canvas.

Over the weekend, I finished mine:

What do you think? Not bad for my first attempt at non-baking related creativity since high school!!

K xx

11 comments:

  1. I think it looks fantastic! Well done! :) also I'm on pinterest too - but I hardly ever use it. I mean sometimes I get stuck in for a few good minutes but then I forget to log in for weeks.

    Does that mean I am not pinteresting?

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    1. Thanks! :) And if you have a board for Nutella Day, you're definitely pinteresting!! ;)

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  2. That looks rather neat! You can't help but approve of arty things that can be completed over a weekend.

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    1. It was pretty easy, and best of all it cost me a whopping $15! And I only used about half the paint and the scrapbooking paper, so can easily make another one!!

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  3. Love the colors you chose! :)

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  4. That is pretty cool! I might have to try this!

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    1. You definitely should! Send me a picture if you do :)

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  5. That looks really good! Oh and don't you just love the feel of peeling off that glue!! Been ages since I've done it but wouldn't mind doing it again (and yes, I'm 28 too...but who's judging!)

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    1. The joys of having a six year old niece - it's easy to justify doing really childish things at the age of 28! ;)

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  6. I like it and will be making my own! I may even see if they might sell on etsy.

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