Thursday, June 24, 2010

the CSI project: wall challenge, entry #2

I like to call this "Olan Mills to Oh, My!" :) 'Cause I'm dorky like that. It started as a blonde wood Olan Mills frame I picked up for $1.50 at Goodwill. You can barely see the cute flower carving with all that blonde woodgrain overwhelming it. I started by painting it with Bahama Sea and then brought out the details with some Midnight Blue acrylic (went from brush to rag to fingers). It looked a little blah, so I mixed more Midnight Blue with some Metallic Teal and finger-smushed the rest of the frame to add some depth. Add an old calendar print and voila! Instant cabin-worthy art!

They're just drying — I painted them out where the street meets my driveway.

reading break!

much better

I like the tri-tone look; art major DH says paint it all...

Comment with questions and I'll flesh out my "pictutorial" as needed!

Please check out my other two CSI entries!



ellie g said...

Umm....the Olan Mills situation makes me laugh out loud. My family still calls any photo that is a bit fuzzy on a brown background "An Olan Mills". Just had to thank you for reminding me of that little family inside joke. Now you're in on it too!!

Becky@whatslifewithoutwhimsy said...

That is so cute! I love that frame and the calendar idea! So awesome!