I love having "one of a kind" art pieces in my home. Granted, I can't afford to pay someone to create unique artwork for my home. Don't get me wrong, I have my fair share of massively produced paintings and prints, but I wanted something that was truly unique and mine.
I made this image through Photoshop Elements. This took a long time, but it was worth it. You can also find images everywhere and there are plenty that can be purchased.
Once I had my image the way that I wanted it, I printed it off and cut it out to make a template. Then I grabbed a stained board that I was going to use for another project (but found out I didn't need it) and started painting! So much FUN!
Then I placed the template over it and used a pencil to trace the image so that I could erase any remaining marks. Then, I painted some more.
Once I had my painting the way I wanted it, I put on a coating of Modge Podge to seal the wood and protect it.
I LOVE IT! It's something that is totally unique and my own.