Sunday, February 01, 2009

Abstract painting...

This $10 yard sale find had a great frame and mat. But I barely tolerated the print inside. What to do?
Commission a new young painter to create an abstract masterpiece...

"I must suffer for my art."


A large piece of blotting paper at the local art supply store cost $2.50. I got another one for future artistic endeavors. A close inspection revealed that the mat had been superglued to the tacky print. Grrr. A little masking tape on the corners to tape over the useless mat, and some masking tape on the back to hold the picture in after all the cutting out I did. And... voila! Perfect art for the playroom...

10 comments:

Shannon said...

Haha...I love the picture where Seth is looking at you! It might be just me, but he and Ian still remind me a lot of each other. :)

CUTE art, and great idea!

Momma B. said...

Love the art! Great idea!

Erin said...

Adorable. So cute and a great idea! Way to go Seth!

Suz said...

Cute! I might have to do something like that too! Would love to use the idea for something for his room :)
Thanks!

jennwa said...

Kid art is the best.

Michelle said...

My MIL did this with hubby's artwork as a kid...the best part is that you will have it to give to your son when he's older. Unfortunately hubby lost his in a fire when we were dating, because he was really happy to have them!

Erin K. said...

Awesome idea! I might have to do this for my daughter's bedroom... Thanks for sharing this!

Sharon said...

I wonder if you couldn't cut out the old art with an x-acto knife? Then you still get to use the matting. I love the idea though.

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

This is great--I love it!

Many blessings...

Mama C said...

What a great idea...so much more beautiful and meaningful than a generic print. Thanks for sharing!