Big Hair Button Art

Portrait 2 of 4 is complete. So far I have prepped only 4 of these, each in a different color – Pink/Lavender, Blue/Green, Yellow/Orange, and Red/Pink. You can see the first portrait here.

I styled the hair differently on this piece. I created more of a textured look with the beads. I really like the added dimension. Gives the hair more of an afro/natural hair effect – in my opinion 😉

And hey, here’s a sneek peek of portrait #3

Continue Reading

Button Art

Trying out some new things and for the first time, I actually purchased black buttons! *gasp*

I have been wanting to do some girly hair portraits for a while so I found the right combination of supplies and felt encouraged to do it again on canvas as I had originally envisioned.I pretty much realized right away I had purchased my canvas a bit too big. And you know I’m… let’s call it frugal. I bought the 10 pack with a 50% off coupon and really got myself worked up over what to do about my mistake.

Of course, it meant another trip to the craft store! I thought maybe some watercolors could fix my situation. 

I layered the background with several layers pinks and purples and embellished the bottom with lace,  sequins, beads, and a fabric scrap stamped with the phrase ‘BeYou’. I purchased the stamp with this project in mind. I thought it was perfect. 

So as Bob Ross said, “there are no mistakes, just happy accidents” or something like that?!

Continue Reading