I couldn’t make up my mind whether I wanted to do Alex’s room in animals or trucks and planes. I looked around for wall art that would go with his room color. His current room is Jamaican Sky or some other such name. I will give you a hint: Vivian picked it out. She loved it when she was in that room. It is a bright aqua. The wall art I had in there I made myself. It was huge polka dotted zebra and frogs on lily pads. It has a girly tint to it since I used a lot of pink. So, I couldn’t reuse those for Alex’s room.
After seeing some neat vintage posters, I decided to go with trucks and planes. Then, one day, I was flipping through my Cricut cartridge booklet and found a whole bunch of planes, trucks, cars, etc. that I could cut out on my die cut machine.
Thus the idea was born. Viv and I went to Michaels and bought acryllic paint and a pack of 7 square canvases. 5 for Alex’s room and 2 for Vivian’s room. I started out by painting the canvases. The orange paint said “Harvest”. I think that orange is anything BUT Harvest. It is more like “Neon Traffic Controller Vest” orange. Now that it is all done, I wish I would have used red instead of the orange. I bought red, but…oh well.
I decoupaged the die cuts onto the canvases and voila! Instant art. Took me an hour to do. Now I look like an indian dressed in war paint….