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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Vintage Style Airplane Painting for a Baby Boy Nursery
My friend Aaron is the sweetest and girliest girl I know.
She is in love with pink, vintage, and feminine things. What do you know she is expecting a baby and found out it is a....BOY! Oh, the irony! I can completely relate though, because I am girly and all I wanted was a girl the first time I got pregnant. Then came the ultrasound where we found out Calvin was a boy...and I cried. The ultrasound technician probably thought they were tears of joy, but I'll be honest--I was disappointed. My husband knew immediately and tried to cheer me up in the hospital parking lot.
I was hopeful that perhaps the ultrasound was wrong, so I tried to keep the tags on most of the baby clothes till after the baby was born. And then Calvin was born.
And he stole my heart.
No girl could ever take his place. As much as I dreamed of having a girl, he was perfect and irreplaceable.
I have a feeling it will be the same way for my friend. I know her style pretty well because she has the most fabulous instagram feed and a beautiful blog. AMAZING. This girl has style and an eye for beautiful things. She travels all over the world because her and her boyfriend work in the aviation industry and also fly planes. She takes pictures of pretty things in foreign places and even brings some home. I am going to do another post in the near future with pictures of her home and collection. Your jaw will drop. I promise.
So I knew she was decorating the nursery with airplanes and her style is vintage...so this is what I came up with! It is a large square canvas and it was painted with acrylics.
First I painted the background a muted tan color and then I went over it with a dry brush in blue for the sky. For the clouds I kept on layering the white until I came up with a consistency I was happy with.
I love how acrylics dry really fast. I was able to do some last minute touch ups before I even got in the car to go to the shower and I didn't have to worry about paint getting all over my car.
I just ordered a test print so it will be available in my shop soon. These are the pictures I will include with my listing: