So somehow it’s been nearly a month since we’ve updated. Sorry about that! Things have been insane in our personal lives, what with deciding whether to relocate or not, whether to stay where we are or move locally… decisions, decisions, decisions! That might be something we share in another post, but in the meantime we have been working on another project to share – with a watercolour freebie for our readers!
I am a huge fan of the watercolour artworks that seem to be popular right now and I’ve seen some amazing examples out there done with silver leaf and all sorts. Unfortunately our creativity does not extend to creating unique pieces of artwork… not that we would actually display anyway! The white board in our study really needed replacing, so, feeling a bit more talented at creating in a digital medium I decided to try and replicate the look using my mouse. Here’s how our study looked before (we did have things on the board previously, hence the dark marks).
Anywho, back to the subject at hand! We were desperate to try and liven the space up (and finally finish the room), so I decided to have bash at creating something using Paint.Net. All it took were some free brushes, a bit of experimenting to achieve a look we liked (the best thing about creating art digitally is the erase button) and some cheap frames for Ikea. Nothing too fancy but I love the effect of a dark frame against the paler colours.