I found this old George Washington plaque at Goodwill. It was old and out of style, just begging to be used again. And when I took out my sketch book, I found the perfect idea!!
We were in St. Simon's Island this summer, which is a sleepy, old beach town in southern Georgia. Beautiful little houses line little beach streets covered with shade from old oak trees. In my sketch book this summer I had sketched a door from a beach house which I thought was absolutely amazing. The green vine around the door was covered in flowers and big green leaves. The door was teal, but it didn't have the colorful inserts, I just loved this paper!
I mixed titan buff with modeling paste. I striped it across the board to make it look like wooden slats. I drew on the door, painted it up and added paper onto the door panels.
Then I needed the colors of the flowers to match the colors in the door. I didn't have the exact colors so I mixed a bunch of paints to get the right colors. I did this in little swatches so I could cut out little circles and leaf shapes!
Then I glued them on with matte medium . . .
My daughters said the house needed windows. So here they are!!
I doodled around the door and flowers with my black pens ...
And as a final touch I went around the edges with distress ink on my fingers to bring out the edges like the original piece.
The door has grown on me. I really like it. A really crazy door, but it makes me happy. ePaperie sells all my favorite colors of Golden paint and I used a lot of of paint on this project!