Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Painting A Backdrop

I was feeling kind of guilty because I've posted twice in the last two weeks and a bit.  I'm in the middle of something kind of cool. . . a joint project with my daughter. . . and that, along with another big project (super secret, maybe I'll tell you later), is taking up my time.  That, and work, making dinner, laundry, keeping the house clean, paying bills, etc.

I grabbed my camera, thinking that I probably had a project I did before I got super busy.

There were seventy pictures.

I did a few more projects than I realized.

This one was done a month, or so, ago.  My daughter and I decided to paint a reusable backdrop for one of my bulletin boards at school.  You could use it for a bulletin board, or you could do it smaller, and use it as a backdrop for pictures or to hang in a room or some other brilliant use for this easy project.

This one was super easy, folks.  

I bought five yards of fabric from WalMart in a pale blue.  Lucky me, it was $1.98 a yard.  It's not thick, just cheap broadcloth.

I used green and white paint to create the clouds and grass.  I used acrylic.  I don't need to wear it, so the fabric getting crusty didn't bother me. 

I plan on using this a lot.  Right now, it's part of a beach scene so I covered up the grass with blue paper to be the ocean.  Give it a month, and I'll take off the beach and add some flowers, totally using the grass.  It will work well for the fall boards, too, when I put up my trees.


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