What happens when your office is getting rid of old framed art? I get to upcycle! This piece was an old 80's print...very dated and not pretty. I adhered scrap pieces of blue papers randomly around the piece. Then painted a layer of gesso. From there I just did a little this and that to get to something I liked.
In the meantime, I used other scrap papers to cut out each state. I found a state puzzle on Pinterest and used those to put the U.S. all together. Inked each state and then the entire U.S.
I made more changes to the background (added more blue) and finger-painted a border around the U.S. with white paint.
After putting the frame on, I decided to hang this up in my bathroom...yes, I said bathroom. Lol
It adds so much color in there!
I labeled this Apricot Fiesta because I'm considering this as my Fiesta contribution to the Art/Crafts Exhibit. I didn't participate last year and I'm thinking about doing it again this year. I'll keep y'all updated.