Saturday, August 27, 2011

not so Little Golden Book Paintings.....

While I'm not much of a "theme" person for a baby's room....I did find a way to add a few of my favorite things into the new baby boy's room....

Do you remember Little Golden Books? We have quite a collection of them and I have always loved that detail of the gold spine on each of the books. I wanted to create some one of a kind art work for my new little guy's room that would match some of the other colors I have going on in there....

While this isn't much of a tutorial.... to make your own Little Golden Book Paintings you'll need to start with that classic golden spine. I taped off a three inch area of a 16x20in canvas and I used two metallic acrylic paints...first metallic gold then a layer of metallic Pure Gold on top


Now time for your creative self to shine!
I free-hand painted the classic design of the spine on the canvas.....then I came up with a nursery rhyme theme for the book tittles. Don't forget to paint the " a Little Golden Book" line right at the top of your canvas....



These paintings found a place on each side of a window in the baby boy's room....hope he likes them ;)

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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful...Beautiful...Beautiful!

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  2. Aw, those are so sweet! What an adorable idea!

    I would love to have you share them at my link party, Show & Share--

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-2.html

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  3. Aww...those are awesome! You did a fantastic job; can't believe you freehanded all that. :) He will LOVE them.

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  4. awhhhhhh he is going to love them! What a sweet sweet idea! You are one talented gal! :o)

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  5. This is such a great idea! I love books for art! Just the other day I saw a wall of frames in a nursery filled with Shel Silverstein poems!

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  6. What a great idea! My cousin is a librarian and expecting twin boys... I think I might have to do these for her. Thanks for linking up!
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  7. no WAY! Carmella this is so darling!

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  8. these are so cute! I love them!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

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  9. This is so awesome! I might try it for our playroom.

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  10. Oh my goodness, I LOVE these paintings!! You did such a great job! I love little golden books! Wow.. so cute!

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