So, I think I mentioned I’ve been working on designing an art studio for kids at a friends home. It’s been a pretty huge undertaking that will be completed this Friday, when the family returns from out of town. It’s a 20×20 white space that was pretty seriously trashed when I started. The first week was organization and clean up. Week two, this week, is all about the details. The family has a rock and roll vibe so I made a skull and cross bone stencil from their doormat and plan to stencil it in random spots on the cement floor. We’ll see how that goes. Fingers crossed. And then, after a week and a half of waiting for ocean colored chalkboard paint to arrive from Hudson Paints for the back wall of the studio-still no sign of it, grrr-I turned to Martha Stewart for her DIY version. I hit the paint store tomorrow at 8. Wish me luck!
I may have made this a little more complicated than necessary, but hey, that’s one of my specialties. First I drew the skull and bones on paper and cut it all out. Then I taped all the parts to oaktag so I could trace them and make sure everything was in the right spot. I taped each bit down so they didn’t slip around while tracing.
Then I taped an old folder the the back of the tracing so when I busted out with the exacto knife I didn’t scratch the table. (for the second time. oops. Sorry Ev)
I cut out the parts with an exacto. Lookin good.
There you have it folks. I’ll be spray painting tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes…