I just finished this piece of nursery art for a baby girl named Chloe to match a butterfly/shabby chic nursery theme. I made it really girly but used puffy paint to add a bunch of bling so it will still be “cool” when she gets a little older!
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Like all my nursery art I started out with a 9″x12″ piece of hardboard and painted a background color.
I mix different fonts and sizes for the letters so I can preview how the letters are going to look:
Once the letters were sketched I used spray paint and a stencil to add the shape of a butterfly to the background:
So here was my starting point:
Next I started painting in each of the letters using acrylic craft paint:
I’ve started adding clear acrylic gesso to my paint because it makes it adhere a little better and reduces the number of coats I have to paint:
The letters painted in:
I outlined letters using a black paint pen:
And used a house wall stencil to add some additional vintage-inspired design:
Once the background was complete I used metallic puffy paint to add dots all over the painting:
I drilled tiny holes to add a few rhinestone brads to complete the bling:
The little butterflies you see on the “O” were punched from scrap book paper and glued carefully onto the board:
Make sure to visit these other nursery art tutorials….they all have different techniques involved and you can combine them many different ways to get the look you want!