Art summer camp!
We are always so excited for summer (being kids at heart and all), especially because it means neighborhood kids are out of school and this place is buzzing with art campers! Doing a colorful, artistic window for the season is one of our favorite things. This year, look behind the scenes with Nicole (the store owner) and Amanda (the store manager) and see how we did it!
We wanted to do a colorful mural that could be hung from our storefront window. Foam core is light enough to hang and provided enough surface area for a big painting. We bought 10 foam core panels and acrylic paint in some of our favorite colors (pink and turquoise are must-haves around here).
Setup included all supplies on the table, plus a baby.
Since we're both painters and tend to work in lush, bright colors, we figured the best way to go about painting these with a similar style was to start painting on a couple boards and then switch sides so each panel had a bit of inspiration from each of us. The trick was not only getting different colors, but varying the saturation as well.
Emerson, Nicole's 5 month old daughter, definitely wanted in on the fun! Part of painting was also readjusting baby and taking squeaky-giraffe breaks.
Baby spam! How can you say no to that face?!
After the color-blocking was done, we wanted to add a bit more embellishment with some fun doodles. White was the best choice with these colors as it stood out enough without dampening the effect of the bright colors.
A few of our favorites are below, but we love how they all turned out! You could easily apply the same technique to wood panels or canvas for your home. Stay tuned for the final window installation!
Nicole + Amanda + Emerson