Nursery Art – Layering with Collage

A nursery painting I recently finished for a little guy named Charlie:

 
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Trees filled with ribbons, buttons, and paper leaves:

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Plants with buttons and stitching layered over grass:

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A turtle with buttons adorning his shell:

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The entire painting with collage, ribbons, buttons etc:

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Most of the techniques for making a similar piece of art can be found in my nursery art tutorial below:

 

The only thing I did differently for this painting was add some extra collage layers and ribbons for texture. I cut strips of some green plaid scrapbook paper and applied them using matte medium for grass:

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I cut leaf shapes out of the paper as well.

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I used matte medium to glue them to the painting just like the grass strips:

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Let the leaves dry:

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I finished the rest of the painting and applied gloss varnish. Once it was dry, to add texture, I drilled tiny holes and used DMC thread to attach ribbon pieces along side the leaf shaped buttons:

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First I placed the ribbon on top of the string:

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Then I tied the ribbon tightly with a knot to cinch it in the center:

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And finally cut off the excess ribbon on each side:

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Finished and framed!

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Comments

  1. ines says

    Hello! That looks so great. Fantastic idea! I love it. Also I love your blog. Go on. Greetings from Germany, ines

  2. Modern Mom, Kelsi says

    I love it!! You are truly talented…. it makes me want to try cutting out different pieces to create letters for my son's room….. Charlie is a lucky little boy!

  3. Kurtzhals says

    So do you work while you sleep too or just not sleep?

    Totally adorable. Love the little ants.

  4. Austin Lovelys says

    Wow! You are amazing! This is so beautiful!!!! I love all of your creations ^_^

  5. Debra says

    So sweet! I think the turtle is my favorite part. What a fun way to use favorite buttons :o)

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