I only post this because neither of my mothers actually read my blog. So if you know either of them, please don;t tell them about this, since it's a mothers day gift! But I wanted to show you how I did this, since I think it came out pretty cool!
I made the pinkish one for my mom and the blue one for my mom in law. I'll show you step by step how I did it!
What you'll need :
* Paint, 2 or 3 shades, and a paintbrush.
* 3 colours ribbon. You could also use one thich ribbon, or whatever you want here.
* Double sided tape.
* A scissors.
* Some marker pens. I used black and silver.
* A cut up paper doily.
* Some rhinestones, and some glue if they aren't self adhesive.
* A big enough space to work.
* About an hour time.
How to do it :
Dry brushing is the technique where you dab off the excess paint on something and your brush holds only a little bit of paint. It gives that aged and distressed kind of feel to your project.
2) Place the cut doily where you want it. The pattern depends on you, but I decided on the corners. Then I dry brushed a mixture of my colours, heavily mixed with the white paint in a radial burst motion.
I also took pure white paint and made single stripes here and there, so the burst would look like it was 'shining'.
Again, you can change this up if you want! I thought a ribbon around the edge would be different and girly, since it is for my moms!
I found the phrase on Pinterest, but didn't save it, so I can't remember the exact wording, but it went something like this :
'I believe in love at first sight, because I have loved my mother since I opened my eyes.'
I couldn't remember it at the time, so I wrote 'I believe in love at first sight because I have loved my mom since I first saw her.' I chose mom instead of mother because of space issues!
5) Next I went over the letters with my marker pens and added some embellishments in the silver. The picture didn't come out so great, but you can read it easily enough.
I then cut a few loose and stuck them here and there on the canvas, around the words 'loved' and 'mom', just to add that little something extra.
You can obviously print out your lettering and choose different fonts you like. I was too lazy to do this. And to think, while studying my graphic design stuff I complained to no end about the typography part of the course...
Stay beautiful and be kind to animals. Oh, and don't tell my mommies about this!! :P