Sign Your Space — Challenge # 6
Put your personal stamp on your space; that’s what I thought we’d do with this Challenge.
So, inspired by the swell monogram treasures we found last month, my daughter and I created our own initial art pieces. We both started with small (about 8″ x 10″) pre-primed, stretched canvases. Mine was oval, my daughter’s rectangular. We gathered up some acrylic paints, brushes and some metal leafing supplies.
She was speedy and decisive. She said she preferred free handing her ‘P,’ and “no Mom I don’t need to use the silver or copper stuff.” I have to say, I think hers is so loose and fun; we should all paint more like eight-year-olds.
After I painted the background on mine I was convinced it looked like a camo Easter egg, but I pressed on. I’ve wanted to try the metal leafing, so that’s what I did with my monogram. And now I think I’ll be copper leafing everything in site; it was so easy to use.
So short and sweet, there’s your inspiration. This week’s Challenge: Design and create something for your space that includes your initial or monogram. Could be an art piece, a decorated tray for your ottoman, a pillow in the shape of an ‘M.’ Anything goes. Just needs to include an your letter, and has to be for your home. Have fun!