Isn't Pinterest the best thing ever! I love all the fabulous ideas that are just waiting to be discovered. Usually the things I pin don't make it into my real life but it is always so fun when they do.
I just came across this Pinterest to Real Life link up over at Simple Organic and thought I would share one of my favorite creations that came from a Pinterest idea.
It is a canvas that I stretched myself in college oil painting class and never loved what was painted on it. So after coming across this pin for a wall paper pattern template, courtesy of Jones Design Company, I thought why not do it on the canvas and see how it looks.
I painted over the previous mistake of a painting with acrylic paint. Since the original art was done in oil, some of the previous color bleed through which was an unexpected but nice effect. Once it dried I traced the template onto the canvas. The template was super easy to trace with a pencil and then trace again with a paintbrush. After it was dry I traced again with my Krylon Gold Leafing Pen (which is awesome!) and voila! A really cheap and really big piece of original art for my bare wall! Thanks Pinterest!!