The Garden Medallion Art Print Collection launches tomorrow and to help you envision these beautiful art prints in your space, I thought I’d share some of my best DIY framing tips along with my favorite sources for vintage inspired frames and colorful mats. If framing intimidates you, know that you’re not alone. But the good news is that framing art prints is actually really simple. And you don’t need any fancy tools either – just a frame, a mat if you’d like, and some acid free framer’s tape!
My brand new collection of prints features a selection of original watercolor fruit & floral paintings from the Watercolor Garden calendar along with corresponding patterns I created using the same motifs. The result is a vintage wallpaper inspired look– each piece gives the appearance of having its own patterned mat! These art prints are equally beautiful framed straight to the edge as they are framed with an added mat. Let’s walk through a few options of frames and mats to give you some inspiration…
Painting these little jewels is one of the creative highlights of my year. This is the third year of hand-painting ceramic bisque eggs to celebrate the spring season and I’m delighted to share a bit more about how this year’s collection came to be… I’ve been on a bit of a vintage plate kick as of late and have loved incorporating plates as artwork in our home. While scouring Etsy for pretty ones (there are so many great vintage shops on Etsy), I came across this shop and these antique bread and butter plates.
The Heirloom Egg & Plate Collection launched nearly two weeks ago and I’ve had the honor of sending so many hand painted beauties off to their forever homes. While these one-of-a-kind decorative plates and eggs make beautiful Easter decor, they are also lovely to keep up throughout the spring and even year round. My Mom has kept hers displayed on the nightstand since she received it so she can see it every morning. 🥰
In early February I began to feel my creative spark coming back after a month of rest and recuperation following a busy holiday season. Inspiration is such a fickle thing, often times one tiny thought leads to another and before you know it, you’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of inspiration and ideas are flooding in. Sometimes it’s hard to trace the source of the spark but this time, I remember clearly the moment I felt inspired again…
With so many things in digital form nowadays, sometimes I forget how wonderful it is to surround myself with inspiration in real life. And with the seasons on the cusp of changing, I thought it would be fun to gather some inspiration in physical form to help get excited for Fall. If you’re craving some beauty for your own home office and want to take an hour or so this weekend to get creative, a mood board is the perfect project!
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