I wanted to share a few pictures of my guest room and the artwork I made for it. Our guest room was our foster son's room, and when he moved out in August after 2 1/2 years, it was kind of a mess, as any teenage boy's room would be.
|New robin's egg blue paint, bedding, headboard made from a spray painted cabinet door, lamps and rugs|
So I basically took everything out of the room, cleaned the carpets (which will be replaced with ceramic tile one of these days), painted the walls and put up new drapes. The feel I'm going for is 'cool and soothing'.
I really needed artwork for the walls and I haven't gotten my hands messy for a while, so I decided to do a series of three collage pieces:
They are all on 8 1/2" x 11" canvases that I first painted a grungy background on and then decoupaged a layer of white tissue paper, which dries to an opaque-ish off-white. Then I tore up pieces of scrap-booking paper, created the various shapes on each canvas, and glued them on as well.
I continued with both white and black charcoal, drawing patterns and shading until the pictures looked right to me. I set the charcoal with Aqua Net hair spray, let it dry and glued on the spray-painted birds with redliner tape.
I love how they turned out - I've got to remember how fun this medium is! I've still got more to do in the room, but I'm happy with how it is starting to come together.