When I'm not daydreaming about Song of the Sea, I've been busy apartment hunting and imagining each place furnished with our belongings. To keep track of dreamy DIY projects, furniture, and art I usually pin my inspiration to the Pinterest board I call live.
I recently discovered that Minted has the most amazing selection of art; it's so easy to browse - you can sort by shape, size, style, and colour to find the perfect piece. You can even arrange your favourites into gallery wall style boards! I've named my board above Song of the Sea as a tribute to the film. I loved browsing through all the artists' work and gathering a small collection of art that makes me so happy and inspired.
Once we decide on an apartment and settle in, I can't wait to put a gallery wall together. In the mean time though, I've made this simple garland inspired by my Song of the Sea board on Minted. Click through to see the full instructions.
Step 1: On a scrap piece of paper, scribble the watercolour crayons that you want to use. I used blue, green, purple, and black.
Step 2: With the paintbrush, apply water onto the coloured scribbles you just made, using that scrap of paper as a palette. Making long strokes and lots of water, paint the colours onto the watercolour paper. You have to act somewhat quickly when blending so that the water doesn't completely dry. When finished, let dry.
Step 3: Using the pencil eraser as a stamp, dip into white acrylic paint and apply dots in groupings all over the paper. Wipe the paint off the eraser. On scrap paper do another black scribble, apply water, dip the eraser in, and stamp more groupings. Let dry.
Step 4: With a ruler and a pencil, draw triangles 3" wide and 4" tall on the back of the paper. Cut out.
Step 5: Cut a piece of string and tape the string onto the top edge of the triangle backs.
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