With everything that has been going on here lately, gardening, art swap, painting at a friend's house and removing wallpaper at another friend's house, it was getting hard to squeeze in some time to just do something "else"..:)
But I found a few hours here and there to do another floral oil painting and today I am calling it finished!
It was hard to get picture (with the light being so dull inside and so bright outside) where the real colors show to their best. I also chose this time to experiment a bit with antiquing the finished painting so it would look like something found tucked away in an attic after many years. I wanted to add an embellishment to give the impression it was hanging by the organza ribbon and I attached said ribbon with furniture tacks (a favorite of mine).
I also love sash chain, just wait till I get my hot hands on some of that!
As you can see I lightly sanded the sides and surface to age it and then applied a bit of 2 different antiquing products. The first was not making a visible change so I tried the other one and whoa...I had to quickly wipe quite a bit off. But in the end I had to admit it did look like some treasure found under the cobwebs!
Now on to the next exciting project!
Life is so great when you make something with your hands and heart!