One day this week Carley and I got to hang out together in the art studio and get messy creating stuff together.
We started by getting a canvas and a whole bunch of decorative papers, paints, mod podge and brushes. Carley selected the papers she liked and tore out pieces to decoupage. I showed her the steps and we worked together to cover the canvas. Then I showed her how to dry brush a little bit of color over the papers. Everything dried quickly so she was able to go from one step right into the other very quickly. Her final touch was adding a giant "I love U" in copper metallic paint. She painted the inside of the heart metallic pink and added a string to make it like a balloon. Then she outlined her letters in metallic blue paint and put her artist signature and date in the corner with a metallic blue sharpie.
*She was really liking those metallics today. :)
I LOVE this painting and have it prominently displayed on the wall in my Art Studio so it's the first thing I see when I walk in the doors. I love you Carley! I have so much fun creating with you! You inspire me every day with your genuine, unconditional love. xoxo - mom