Saturday, October 13, 2012

Day 13- All you need is love and the beach! (Beach weekend continued…)

Beach weekend is continuing!

Yesterday I showed you my beach subway art, today I’m going to show you how I was inspired by a pillow to make some beach art.

Inspiration is ALL around us! I see things everywhere I go that I think would make great signs!

I came across this pillow on (fellow beach lovers, this blog is a MUST to follow!!). Not a sign, but it should be, right?!

You can buy this pillow here for about $19. Not a bad price. Except I knew that I could make it!

Here’s how mine turned out!


I made a stencil with my silhouette, pretty much following the same directions as here, except since it was for fabric, I used freezer paper, and ironed the stencil down on to the fabric (drop cloth!) before I painted on acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium.

I’ve seriously been needing some pillows for my couch! It’s an enormous sectional, that I love the comfort of, but don’t love the style necessarily, so it needs some accessorizing!


You can see I still need more!! Working on that!

I definitely thought that this should be a sign too, and would go perfectly in my brightly colored, beachy guest bathroom.

I made one using my silhouette to make a stencil (Go here to day 3 to see how), and then used the negative to make another one!

I can’t find one of them to take a good picture of both but here is a pic I snapped right after with my cell.


And this one is hanging in my guest bath-



I absolutely love the signs and the pillow!!! Great inspiration. And seriously, if I have the people I love around me, and I’m at the beach…life is perfection!

Keep your eyes peeled where ever you go and find your inspiration to make your own signs!

Check out all of my other 31 days of signs posts here:

Day 1- Where to find wood
Day 2- Gathering your supplies
Day 3- Making signs using your own stencils
Day 4- Making signs using pre-made stencils
Day 5- Making signs with stickers
Day 6- Making signs free-handed
Day 7- Making signs with stamps
Day 8- Making signs with transfers
Day 9- Print a sign
Day 10- Making signs with cutouts
Day 11- Recap- 8+ ways to make signs
Day 12- Beach Subway Art

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1 comment:

  1. Super cute!!! I am loving the subway/wood letter art. I did a project similar on canvas but really like the wood look.. would love for you to post this in my sunday link party at Impatiently crafty!


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