I kept them neutral-metallic to go with our colour scheme this year. In previous years, we have had a brown, red, gold and copper scheme but this year I decided to lose the brown and red and go towards neutrals - gold, copper, silver and white/cream. SO. First, I made a gold wash (just watered down my gold paint) and painted all 4 canvasses with it. I let that dry for for a couple days (read: I got bored with it). I also didn't really have a plan for what I was going to do and didn't want to end up with something I didn't like (again). Last night, around 12:30am, I got the bug to paint (yes, there may have been a couple glasses of wine involved). I laid all the canvasses out on my kitchen table and just got to it. Here are the colours and materials I used, all neutral or metallic colours (I did do some mixing):
I decided to go for an abstract look
I know that it isn't particularly Christmasy, but that is totally good with me. I thought about taping off or stenciling around a letter on each canvas to make a word but there aren't a whole lot of 4 letter words (snow or noel?) and I wasn't all that passionate about any of the options.
I have a few more Christmas craft projects coming your way (some from last year before I had a blog so they haven't been shared yet either!). So, how are your DIY Christmas projects coming along? Or maybe you don't do much for Christmas decor. I just LOVE Christmas, and love decorating the whole house for it. I think it helps provide the temporary decor changes that I crave :)
Dare to DIY party hosted by Decor and the Dog, Maybe Matilda, Newly Woodwards, and Two Twenty One