I am who I am and that's all that I am. I love my family and friends. I love to make art, all kinds! My interests are here there and everywhere! I'm glad you stopped to visit me!















Friday, September 9, 2011

Finally a PPF!

Finally I can post on http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com after running around so much this week! I wanted to do my own spin on some subway art for this blank space in my living room. So I bought a canvas that was on sale at Hobby Lobby and painted it black first. Then I decided what quote I wanted to use and I used my Cricut machine and cut the letters using contact paper. I used a removable one so I could get them straight and move them if I needed to. Then I just had some fun! I used acrylics, but I have to say I love oils for a big canvas like this because they move around and blend so much better. I even used some walnut ink and sprayed it here and there.After it was dry I took the letters off I did use some sandpaper just a tad to knock down some of the black in the letters so they wouldn't look so solid. I then used some black soft pastel around the edges of the canvas and sprayed it with a workable fixative. I still need to add a protective sealant on it but it's so rainy and blah here today I'll wait till a better day.







Thanks for stopping and looking I hope you all have a great day!



26 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely idea and a great motto! Valerie

sugar Creek said...

thank you!

Netty said...

Loving the great background Lisa and such a terrific quote. Happy PPF, Annette x

- T.W - said...

Really beautiful work, love the grungy look of it! The background remind be of concrete and rust, which I love a lot~ ^-^

// - T.W -

Joanna said...

This is superb - love the quote and the colours, brilliantly and perfectly grungy!

x

Christine said...

beautiful art, nice quote.

WrightStuff said...

Art is definitely magic medicine for the soul :)

wednesday said...

Great quote, wonderful job on turning it into a piece of art.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful background ~ great quote~ Awesome creation! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF.

Geckostone said...

Oh how fun!!! Love the words and how you displayed them so creatively!!!So true!!! Deb

Hybrid J said...

Wonderful Word work. The black, white and grey palette works beautifully!

NatashaMay said...

That's all grunged up and lovely. :) Great piece for the wall.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

One of my favorite quotes, and what a beautiful way to celebrate it! I LOVE this!
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie

RobanStudio said...

Love it....every inch of it and the quote as well. I had a Cricut cutter for about 24 hrs. and returned it cause I couldn't figure out what I would do with it. Now I have a different perspective. Thanks for sharing with us how you created your piece. It's beautiful. Happy PPF! :-)

joy said...

Just love the way you have turned this quote into wall art for your home! Very striking and a unique conversation piece, too.

Thanks for your nice comments on my blog!

Fallingladies said...

wow! it's great!

Dezinaworld said...

Its brilliant and inspirational. Looks great on the wall too. I love how you did the background especially
also just wanted to let you know I have a free collage sheet today for all my friends, please pop by and help yourself
hugs June x

EVA said...

A beautiful and fun piece! Wow!! Love all the shades and textures.

Darla said...

What a fun quote. I am always looking for good art quotes. I love the variety of your lettering. It is very inviting.

sugar Creek said...

thank you so much everyone! xx

Julie said...

great idea, love the quote!

Susan said...

This is fabulous! I also love the quote. I can forget there is anything going on in the world when I am working on something creative.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

What a GREAT quote. I know I would love walking by seeing that every day. :)

SHERI C said...

Beautiful artwork! Happy PPF!

Kristin Dudish said...

This is wonderful - I love that Picasso quote! Your textures are beautiful - and your subtle color choices work so well!

xo
Kristin

Kristin said...

This is FABULOUS! I Love it so much - such a great piece - and your fonts are wonderful - love the way you started with that ART font. The black base and all of the distressing is really effective and successful. I hope you love it ;) AND I want to do Paint Party too - haven't done that yet, thanks for the inspiration, xoxo