My dear friend was sweet enough to share some of her collection of vintage wall paper. Now, my girlfren loves her wallpaper. I've seen her tear it right off the wall of an old house. It was an amazing thing to see. But she is a generous, dear girl and was sweet enough to give me quite a healthy roll to play with.
As you can see, it's beautiful. Anything with roses, I'm a sucker for. And of course, love the turquoise. But, I wanted to see, if it could be altered just a bit.
Ohhhh, ahhhhhhh. Fun huh? The left side has been colored with Prisma Pencils. What's great about the combo of the prisma and vinyl wallpaper is that it is workable. Almost like a pastel. Easy to smudge and layer colors, this was probably my favorite result and favorite thing to pay with. A little stamped word or two with Staz-On and I was really happy with the finished look. On the right side is Sharpie Markers and a fine line lettering pen and some Stickles here and there. This was fun too, but I was kinda limited to colors on the sharpies.
The left side was painted with acrylic paint and then once dry, stamped with a word stamp with colored ink. The vinyl took the acrylic paint really well and it was fun to do, almost like a pre-painted paint by numbers painting. The colored ink (not Staz-On) did well too. It was a pretty green color and I loved the way the it looked with the greens already there. The right side was colored with Crayola Glitter Crayons and then stamped with a little bee and outlined with a perma ink pen. That was fun too and a more playful look. The only bad thing is that you can't really see the glitter. But the crayons were fun and easy to layer the colors.
Alteration # 3. On the right side I watered down the acrylic paint and used one color only, Rooster Red. I tried to thin it down to nothing but water and just a hint of paint. But it just sat on top of the vinyl and never really sank it. So I had to go back and add a little more paint. I was pleased with the way this turned out as well. I only added the Rooster Red, but as you can see the flowers turned purple (got to remember the old color rules in art class: red + blue = purple) and I like the hint of pink in the green leaves. It really made it more soft and vintagey looking I think. On the left side I only used a very thinned down version of Blue Heaven, again, an acrylic on everything. Once dry, I just went over with a number two pencil just to give it a sketchy look.
So there you have it. Altered Sates of Vintage Wallpaper. Or What I did today even though there were at least 50 other things I really needed to do instead, but didn't. But after a busy busy week last week, I decided I could use some play time.
We did have a pretty successful garage sale, in spite of all the rain. I did manage to get my vintage paper swap completed and in the mail last week, along with a little gifty for the hostess with the mostess. Sorry forgot to photo before I sent out. But look what she did. Isn't it adorable? I love her stuff. Also did an ATC for the lottery for the group here. But still need to get my "She sells" 4 X 4 ready and a couple of other projects as well. Oh well, as Scarlet said, tomorrow is another day.