Hi there! I'm Ashley (and this is "Boo") and we are your "guest" bloggers today, over from my project blog Lil Blue Boo.
If we haven't met yet, I'm a career-oriented-woman-turned-stay-at-home-mommy to my 2-year-old daughter Sienna. I love painting, sewing, power tools, all things crafty and I try to make something everyday. Thanks Kari for the chance to share a tutorial with your readers! (by the way, I've never been so nervous....I was worried I'd accidentally delete Kari's entire blog....I get total anxiety using other people's stuff!)
I had the hardest time narrowing down what type of tutorial I wanted to put together for my "guest appearance" but I had recently gauged interest on my blog by posting a painting I had done using the same process as I outline below and thought this would be the perfect opportunity!
So here it is:
*If you've ever been scared to paint before, here is your chance....anyone can do this. Acrylic paint is VERY forgiving. If you mess up, just paint over it!
I love Mexican Folk Art and I was inspired by this Frida-themed fabric for my painting:
I'm a little obsessed with Frida Kahlo. (I was lucky enough to see most of her works in person at the Tate in London a few years ago. They had to kick me out at closing! Did you know Madonna owns Frida's famous "My Birth" painting? I wonder where she hangs that?) Frida and her intellectual circle brought Mexican folk art to the forefront in the early 1900's. Frida surrounded herself with paper-mache figures, traditional weavings, brightly colored embroidery, ribbons etc.