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  • Wall art.....

    13 posts, 7 voices, 1798 views, started Dec 10, 2008

    Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by Vikki Hall

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      I am a fan of impressionism and of course Monet is my favorite with Van Gogh right behind.
      One of my tips is to buy a calender with pics that I like, purchase some frames and mat them. Because I want the beauty of the wall are to reflect everywhere I usually hang a good size mirroe on the opposite wall to reflect it.
      I have also bought books with art in them and have used those in my wall art.
      You can make the art loof more expensive depending on the frame you use. Also I have started trying to paint over pics to create that oil canvas look. We’ll see! I’m still in the trial and error phase.



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Dec 10, 2008
        • I do that with greeting card, also. That’s a good tip.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Dec 10, 2008
        • I like that idea.....



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          Jenz ~ wrote Dec 10, 2008
        • This may sound crazy but I have actually taken everything down, and have decided I am re~doing the dining area and living room only in pieces painted or photographed by myself or one of the kids.

          IKEA also has very unique pieces unless one is into serious antique.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Dec 10, 2008
        • Will you take pics and post them? Unfortunately my kids don’t color or paint anymore and they would laugh if I asked them to. But to see how you arrange and frame would be great too.
          Thx!



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          Denise Richardson wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • Hello Ladies, I love to decorate and use different avenues to bring beauty to any room. I found this site you may want to check out to also add more flair to a room.
          www.wallwords.com, www.art.com and also
          www.homedecoratorsoutlet.com is one of my most favorite online places to order room decor as well.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • Hi Neicy!
          Thx! I will check them out. Also I gathered a few leaves and would like some ideas on how to frame them without them looking too country or crafty. I’m looking for simple and clean.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • Hi Vikki. sorry i didn’t see your picture request until now. Camera’s in use @ the moment but a few ideas in the meantime~
          Take a piece of posterboard or sturdy paper~ any size you want. Take masking tape & tape a square shape onto the paper or posterboard. It’ll look matted sort of. lol
          Set it on a table or floor or wherever you plan on painting (of course over a tarp or newspaper.
          Get a few tubes of acylic paint in your fave colors. Squirt a blotch of each desired color inside of the taped square. Swipe across the square actually in any direction you please, & you’ll have a textured “square” piece of art pic that looks like you paid quite a bit~ but ya didn’t & it probably only took u 5 minutes. And your hands are the paintbrush.lol
          Remove the tape.
          Voile‘!!
          It’s very simple~ but looks cool. Just don’t over do with mixing the colors because you don’t want sludgy looking blah-ness.
          I’ve got more ideas as well. You’ll be looking at your artwork & smiling~ “I did THIS.” It’s fun! :) It’s not a Monet’ of course, but even better, It’s a VIKKI!
          Also, taking pics of your kids faces up close & having them blown up in black & white looks fantastic. Matte, Frame, Masterpiece! YAY!
          Stucco on canvas~ very cool. I’ll send you my accidental music note... Be right back.



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          Denise Richardson wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • Hi Vikki, for the leaves theme, add some gold or silver paint into your design with them also you can get some beads or stones and work then intothe framing to make them look more formal check out idea at Micheals or Joann fabrics too.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • Look in this slideshow ignore the other pics in itthat's just old stuff~ Check out the music note though. It only took about ten mins to do.
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          Jenz41, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Onevision wrote Feb 8, 2009
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          I really like Monet and Van Gogh as well. My favorites are Kandiski and Salvador Dali!!! Dali’s work is “out there“, but it facinates me! I don’t have any of my favorites on the walls, but have several books on them that I have out on display.



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          Aretha wrote Feb 19, 2009
        • Hi Vicky, I do that also with calendars and magazines and I buy plain frames and paint them in Gold as I love gold. I am normally teased “all that glitter is not gold“. Or stenciling is a great idea to dress up any picture frame or wall mirrors.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Feb 19, 2009
        • stenciling is a great idea..... what do you use?



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