Today I spent the day at Pickwell Farm on a workshop with the lovely Hels Sheridan. Driving back home afterwards, I realised that it's been quite a while since I've had a few days to do things just for myself - no school work, no DT work, no commissions, no birthdays to make stuff for. But it's kind of happened just by chance this weekend. Yesterday I had a fab day with SUP and gardening and a little sewing. And today I had all day just crafting for myself - not because I had commissions or projects to work on - but just for me!! And tomorrow I have Race for Life - and then maybe more gardening!! So - right now - the world's alright with me!!
This particular wall art comes with the pieces for the tree - so the next job was to paint those too. This time I used Mocha and Chocolate Brown for the tree, the same three colours as above for the flowers, and a combination of Sea Spray, Mocha and Burnt Umber for the butterflies. I did a little stamping onto the tree branches (sorry don't know what the stamp was) with the Burnt Umber to add some texture, and added a little Treasure Gold in Onyxite along the edges. I used a little more on the lighter coloured flowers.
We used a little greyboard to make the hinges - I painted mine to match the wall art, and then affixed the trees, flowers and butterflies. This allows the piece to bend slightly so that it will stand up - rather than hanging on a wall.
There are a couple of mistakes - the panels are a bit too far apart, and the tree should sit at the bottom of the panel - but I am rather pleased with the result - and it already has a place in the living room!! A good day's work!!