Mermade Moments: My Lilly-Esque Canvas Painting

Monday, March 10, 2014

My Lilly-Esque Canvas Painting

I intended this post to be a full on, super fabulous tutorial - showing off my undeniable Lilly skills.


I started full of hope and with each paint stroke, my hope deflated like a balloon on a hot summer day.

I was trying too hard and I knew it. My boyfriend sat across the counter from me doing homework. He watched my frustration grow and said "Why don't you just be you? Let yourself shine through - with hints of Lilly throughout." Should I start listing off reasons why I love him now?

I turned my phone over, grabbed a smaller canvas and just started messing around. This worked out much better for me.

So. I give to you! My super fabulous Miran-Lilly painting. I can hear your ooohs and aaahs from here. Thank you, thank you.

In all seriousness, I think it turned out super cute. It's small, but so pretty! Boyfriend said I can hang it in our room when we move to Monterey. Score!

All I did was make little brush strokes in alternating colors, paint the outside space blue, and then paint the white spots in the flower over with white paint (after I took the pictures). Ta daaaaa!

Sorry for the iphone pictures!
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  1. So cute!! I love it! You did a great job :)

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  2. You did an AMAZING job! I love it!


  3. Aw it's so cute!!

  4. Such pretty artwork, I love it!

    Shane, Whispering Sweet Nothings
    Marketing Assistant, Lush to Blush

  5. This is so adorable! Your new canvas looks lovely!

  6. That is so pretty! I love crafts and my boyfriend is weirdly supportive of all my crazy projects.
    Check them out sometime!

  7. So cute!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. So cute! I need one for my apartment!

  9. Coming over from the Tea Time link up, this painting is so pretty! I can't believe you did that yourself. I would never be able to do that at all. You must be so proud!

    xo. Kailagh


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