Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Free Children's Art

My MIL recently picked up this picture and frame for me. She said, "I know it'll look much different next time I see it." She was right.

I needed a frame for a picture I drew for my son's room.

First I cleaned up the frame from my MIL, then took it apart.

I painted it a yummy tomato red, one of the accent colors in my son's bedroom.

I couldn't find any paper to use as a background. Everything I had was too small and I didn't want seams showing. I thought of using wrapping paper, but I didn't have any in the color I wanted. Then I thought of painting the paper! Sure, why not?

I watered down some blue watercolor paint...

...and quickly brushed it on in one direction.

Then I blotted it with a paper towel.

Exactly what I wanted!

After everything dried, I loaded it all back up; glass, picture I drew, watercolor background paper, and cardboard.

Free art for my son's room!

(It's not in his room yet--the best time for a project is when he's sleeping!)

I'm linking up to:


A Little Knick Knack


  1. I love hanging children's art work. Great job with the frame it looks great

  2. The hand painted mat is a better artistic choice and goes better with the drawing. Seriously.

  3. That red really adds that special touch to the drawing! I love it!
    Amie @

  4. Great idea! I love the colors--they remind my of Curious George! ;)
    Thanks for joining my link party and stop by again for a fun necklace giveaway! Have a great week!

  5. That is so cute and what a great idea painting paper for the background. Thanks for joining my party.



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