I wanted to jazz up my mantle this year. So I've been a busy little elf. I took the Nester's advice and created a garland (more to come). But I really needed something with height to go ON the mantle.
I started with a 24" x 30" painters canvas, on sale at Michaels. I chose a fun green acrylic paint(Folk Art brand 'forest moss') and began making large brush strokes:Then I used my artistic finesse (snicker) and very expensive tools...
It was a quick project. I am sure I could have made it much more exact by tracing a font from the computer; but I, well um, didn't.
I really wanted something that would honor the true meaning of Christmas:
3 bottles of acrylic paint