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:
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.
What a great tutorial! I’m inspired! Thank you so much!
This Mama Rocks says
I love that! I just came across your blog today. I just launched a blog this week for moms and I am doing my first give away. You should come by and check it out. I am going to have to look through your posts. I love this site.
I am incredibly jealous of your creativity!
Really cool technique. I’m gonna have to stock up on paints and supplies. lol Thanks for the inspiration!
Ashley! Awesome tutorial. That takes a lot of time and so many different layers of “stuff.” I never knew!
Kari @ Ucreate says
Is she FANTASTIC or what? Thanks again Ashley for being a part of Ucreate!!
wow! so impressive and creative! i would have never thought of doing something like this before!
Oh wow! That is really cool.
Wow! That is awesome!
Nähmaus - Angie´s Nähstübla says
This is wonderful and a cool technique!
Thank you very much for showing us this tutorial!
Wow……thanks so much for all the nice words! I’m so glad everyone thinks it is a cool project. You never know…… some times I love something and then everyone thinks it is a “ho-hum” bomb 😉 Just wanted to teach something new. I hope some readers try it! Hope everyone has a great day!
Lesley Valentine says
I love it!
What an awesome tutorial!! You need to write a book 🙂
I was WAY nervous, too!
You did a great job and *almost* have my convinced I could do it.
I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
Wow, I LOVE this! What a fun project. Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll be linking.
wow! That’s pretty cool. Thanks for sharing~ 🙂
Not quite there yet... says
What a great project! I will have to try it! I absolutely love this! Thank you!
Love! Love! Love this! I am a HUGE fan of Frida Kahlo’s work. Thank you for the tutorial. I am going to try it.
INSANITY ENJOYED says
How inspiring. You make it look so easy. Im going to have to try it. Now I just need a subject.
Great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing. My brain is whirring with ideas to use this technique.
Rachel Wise says
Thanks for this tutorial. You painting came out great!