Guest Room Art
Here’s the work I did on my guest room wall art when I updated it over the summer.
On the left, black frames. The largest was a purchased/framed print. The other two are images I took and edited in Photoshop before printing and framing. On the right, white frames with art that I either created or edited myself.
I love symmetry and this was the first arrangement I came up with. The two frames on the right were eventually painted to match the others. The only new frame I bought for this project was the largest one in the upper left.
Here’s another arrangement I tried, along with deciding what I might put in each frame.
Here’s a close-up of the larger frame. It was an odd size and I only had a standard-sized printer available. I used dark purple cardstock for the top and bottom and printed the dandelion design on two pieces of white cardstock. I then added purple ribbon to hide the seams between the two pages and also create a bit of a window pane effect. The artwork was originally a 3×5 card from a friend that I scanned and then enlarged in Photoshop before changing the colors.
Here’s the completed set in their final arrangement. The upper left is a dandelion image I purchased online and then edited so it would be purple. Beneath it are a tiny frame with dark purple cardstock and flowers I punched out of white paper next to a pattern I found online and turned to purple. On the bottom row, a lavender cardstock wrapped in purple ribbon and punched flowers next to a framed quote. All images I chose and manipulated or created myself.
I really pushed myself with the final arrangement to do something that was not symmetrical. I think it works. Honestly, it still drives me a little batty every time I look at it, though overall I’m very pleased with the more monochrome and more personal artwork.