I've been working away on the floor of the newly renovated Garden Shed. I'm pushing to get this project done so that I can move on from painting with brushes to printing fabrics and more. This week I decided to paint a faux rug design featuring easy to paint flowers.
I began by drawing and cutting out 3 different size flowers out of a heavy paper. These were my templates. After I had the shapes, I used a quilting ruler to measure out a large square in the center of the room. Here is the start to the project with a border painted.
Next I began tracing the flowers on the plywood floor - placing them randomly.
I painted them in.
I tried a few different colors to determine the background color.
I decided I didn't like any of them and painted over them with the original light pink color. Then I added the centers to the flowers.
Then it was to decide on the background color and do that. I chose a color I thought was bright pink but now looks more purple. I think I like it though. Lots of painting in the background and having to be very careful working around the shapes.
Lastly, I added a bright lime colored inner border.
Here's what it looks like after one coat on the border and background. I am going to add second coats to both of them - hopefully this afternoon.
I'm not sure if I am going to outline the flowers with lines like I usually do. The colors and shapes seem to be working together without lines. It is always hard to know when to stop. Since this is a project I will be writing instructions for, I am thinking I might leave off the lines so that it will be a little easier for people to copy.
What do you think? Would love to hear.