Tuesday, July 19, 2011

18th Finish

One of the things I've tried to do this year is make more of the gifts I give to people. So far I've been pretty good at it. I still end up buying birthday presents for kids but maybe next year I'll have it a little more together, I make no promises. So when my cousin Brooke got married this past weekend I opted to make a sign they could hang at the wedding & then later in their home. I still have a ton of canvases left to paint on so I decided to use one instead of spending money on something else to paint. I thought it would be fun to paint them as a little bird couple since the wedding theme was lovebirds. I asked Brooke what her colors were going to be for her home & she said earth tones. 

Here's what I came up with. I tried to keep it as neutral as possible but added the pop of red. Brooke's wedding colors were red, black, & white. I figured if she liked them enough to use at her wedding she will most likely use them in her home also. I know there is a lot of blank space around the sign. That's because I plan on painting little birdie children as they come along. Had to leave room for those little ones ;)

I used acrylic paints for the sign. Then I glued scrapbook paper to the sides. I had a heck of a time with the back. Nothing I had was big enough to cover it. I ended up ripping up some brown paper grocery sacks and glued those to the back. It ended up woking out perfectly.

18 down, 34 to go