Thursday, 6 October 2016

Night Sky Painting - Part Two, Finished Article

Good morning!
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Today I am sharing a finished piece of art that I started at the beginning of September. I wanted to make a birthday present for Mr Hippy, and I knew that he'd love a picture of trees and the night sky. 

Now, I am NOT an artist. I have tried my hand at a bit of painting before but never been very happy with my efforts. I decided I would give it another go, fully expecting to fail. 

I decided on my theme and set about painting it. 

Before completely covering the canvas I wrote a special message for him in pencil... "wishing you a lifetime of love, peace and joy". I think that it is good to include a message or wish under the paint, it gives the finished piece a bit of magic.

Night Sky Painting, Step 1

I worked mainly with acrylic paints, but there is also some oil paint in the final picture, along with some embossing, and some other inks and potions.

Here is the finished article:

Night Sky Painting, Step 2

Now, I don't think that it is quite wall-worthy but he was really, really happy with it!

I messed up the Aurora Borealis on it (and had to do some patching up!), but for a first go I am happy with it. I plan to do another go when I have the time. I would like to use my tree stamps to create better trees. If I do another I'll post it up here.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with more Stampin' Up! news and ideas,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

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