Thursday, September 20, 2012

Stained Wood Canvas


Yay! It's almost Friday! Thank goodness. I don't know about you, but I need the weekend. :) I wanted to thank you for the visits, new followers, and comments from my last post about the up-cycled puzzle box canvas I made. Thank you! Thank you! I am looking forward to popping around and visiting you all today on your blogs. Yipppee!

Today I wanted to share a painting I made on a left over piece of wood I stained. My Hubby did a fantastic job building a small table using plans from Ana White and first spotted on Shanty 2 Chic. While I was staining the table, I decided to stain some extra small pieces of wood I had laying around. At the time I had no idea what I would do with them, but I know I could figure something out. If not - Hello Pinterest. Right?


The original plan whirling around my head was dark brown stained wood with white paint. I pictured very simple. The usual ...funky flowers...some circles & doodles...and words. I didn't want the whole thing covered with paint. I thought lots of brown left in the background would look cool. 


So, I just grabbed the wood and started painting. No sketching. Just painty (I don't think that's a word, but I like it.), messy fun to be had. :) I didn't just stick to white, though. I had to add some blue and tiny bits of yellow. My white Gelly Roll worked well on the surface too. 


All I have to do is add a sawtooth hanger to the back and it's good to go. I'm not sure what I think about it truly. It is just really fun to try something new. For whatever reason, I sometimes really hesitate to try new things. Anybody else raising hands? Of course, it is the whole fear, self doubt creeping in. So no matter what the outcome (perhaps the trash bin) trying new things always helps us grow.

Try something new today. You never know what you may discover!

If you would like some wonderful inspiration, check out Paint Party Friday!

24 comments:

  1. Hi Sadie

    Thank you for visiting btw :)

    I love what you have done here - and yes.... I was putting up my hand about trying new things.

    I think I am getting a bit better!

    Karenx

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  2. Such a creative idea, Jen! I really love the dark against the white & light colors. Beautifully done.

    I know what you mean about trying something new. I'm painting something right now that's out of my box, but I'm excited about it so I'm going for it! We'll see...hopefully won't be trash-worthy, ha.
    Catherine Denton

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  3. Oh YES! This is WAY cool! LOVE the wood stain and your beautiful flowers - and love the small white pen marks. Really, really cool.
    Happy Friday, xoxo

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  4. I love how unique this piece is!! The very cool flowers and words speak to me...Great piece of work!! It will be fun to look at on a daily basis!! Happy ppf!! Don't let the self doubt take hold....

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. What a lovely little piece. I love the flowers against the dark wood grain. I am also your newest follower. :)

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  6. Beautiful!
    Always love the combination of light blue and dark brown. :)

    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  7. This is so cool! I definitely want to experiment with some wood pieces, but never thought to stain it first... so many ideas now. =) You've inspired me!

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  8. This has come together so beautifully I hope that you explore these ideas and this colour palette some more...xx

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  9. I enjoyed this post, Happy PPF to you too.

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  10. For me art is an adventure as you never know until you try and it really doesn't matter always on the results its the journey which makes it exciting. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  11. Yes!!! And thank you - it was 93 degrees at 9 am this morning . . . xoxo

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  12. The colors you chose are fabulous with the stained wood. This looks great!! WAY COOL!! xox

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  13. Gorgeous wood art Jen... love the soft colors against the brown... and fabulous and fun doodles...

    Jenny ♥

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  14. great colors to paint on this beautifully stained wood- love the doodled design!

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  15. Hi Jen! I missed a lot from your posts. I'm catching up :) Anyway, I think your talent is diversifying. I'm happy for you. Aside from the canvass of your journal you are now using other medium, Yay!Have a great weekend!

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  16. That looks really cool! I love dark brown and turquoise together. :)

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  17. This indeed is 'love'ly ...so love it!

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  18. He descubierto tu blog y me ha gustado mucho su contenido, ya soy seguidora tuya. Si lo deseas te invito a visitar mi blog y si es de tu agrado me gustaria tenerte como seguidora en mi blog y asi seguir en contacto.

    Un saludo muy cariƱoso.

    Manoli

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  19. This looks great! Such a sweet little piece of artwork.

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  20. This is definitely a keeper!! Beautiful - I love the earthy tones with the pops of white and yellow! Nicely done - and I think painty makes an awesome word! :)

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  21. I love this! It's perfect with it's dark and lights. I love what you do with your art! I could totally see one of these hanging in my hall bath. Well done!

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  22. The stained wood makes a fab canvas for your cool art...I often hesitate to try new things...but I'm pushing myself to be a little braver!! ;)

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  23. This is so pretty!! I love the contrast of the dark, stained wood and the bright white flowers! Love it! :)

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