Saturday, June 8, 2013

Paint your own topiary garden art on rustic boards - Lake Girl Paints

Paint your OWN topiary garden art on rustic boards. Excellent tutorial by Lake Girl Paints, featured on I Love That Junk

No, this is not replica artwork that's been banged off a million times. These lovely topiary paintings on reclaimed wood are originals all hand done. And they're easy to do!

Inspired by a new boxwood Deb planted in her backyard, she brought the outdoors in by painting topiaries in planters, alongside a Garden sign.


Now before you shake your head and exclaim, "Yeah, but I can't paint!", I beg to differ.

Paint your OWN topiary garden art on rustic boards. Excellent tutorial by Lake Girl Paints, featured on I Love That Junk

Deb's instructions are super basic. She will have you believing you CAN. Can you dab paint on with a brush then blot off with a wet wipe? Of course you can!

Paint your OWN topiary garden art on rustic boards. Excellent tutorial by Lake Girl Paints, featured on I Love That Junk

If you study the photos, you'll see how she created the base background for this round topiary, getting it ready to layer with other strokes. Cool!

I firmly believe you can do this by following her tutorial.

What I LOVE about this:

Art doesn't have to be purchased from elsewhere. I love the fact that this is something someone can actually do with just a few scrap boards, craft paint and a few brushes.

I love how Deb broke the steps down. She mentions paint colours and shows you the layering of nearly every step. The outcome is artwork that is peaceful and gorgeous, perfect to chime in with summer.

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2 comments :

  1. I know what I'm doing today............ FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Much appreciation, Donna!
    I love the way you expressed that everyone can do this. Yep, one basic step at a time and you're on your way to original cozy art for your home!
    Fun surprise to find it here!! Thanks again,
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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