Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mixed Media Whale

My latest project was something I really enjoyed creating. A special request made this one more of a challenge and I got to experiment with some new tools - namely a paste that I applied to the canvas before painting. But that is getting ahead of myself.

Here is the bedding from Pottery Barn, Chase - kind of a nautical look but not too "themey":

The "mixed media" look of this Oopsy Daisy boat art was an inspiration:

She loved this large scale whale art set from PB - on sale for $159 - but it didn't have enough navy:

So after combining the two inspiration pictures, I came up with this:

You can't really tell, but the water has a 3D effect I created with the paste. I used fabric for the whale body and paper for the fin and the boat. For a finishing touch I added buttons as the round windows. Perfect for a Florida baby!

Funny enough, the wall paint sample she sent me was the exact colors I used in my house - Valspar Moose Mouse. If you are looking for a good tan color, check it out!


Jessie said...

Very cute!!!

Katrina said...

I have this bedding for Cole and I painted a whale for his room inspired by PB Kids, too!