Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Our home, at the moment, is rather plain. Hanging pictures is intimidating, isn't it? Especially in an apartment. I decided to take matters into my own hands about a month ago and create a piece for over our bed. I was inspired by Elsie at A Beautiful Mess, who stenciled her wall with these prancing ponies.

I took craft foam, free handed a pony (only took me like 20 tries! horses is hard, man), cut it out and glued it to a wood block to make a custom stamp.

Next, I painted a large canvas a deep blue. If I could re-do this, I would spraypaint the canvas. The acrylic paint was really hard to get even and it was a bit frustrating. Even now it has a bit of a weathered look. I thought about spacing the ponies with painters tape, but in the end I just eyeballed it and I am happy with how it turned out. I used silver acrylic paint, and one gold. Two nails and I was done!

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