So you probably remember my post about painting my loveseat and I mentioned how my plan was to reupholster the bigger couch. Well, I sort of halfway did that. While I was trying to decide what kind of fabric to cover it with, we were storing it in the bedroom because we didn’t have any other space for it. I started to think about how even after I did that project, where would I put the finished piece? The apartment could really only comfortably have one six foot couch in it and I didn’t feel like getting rid of the couch I so painstakingly recovered a few months ago. That’s when this new idea popped in my head. This whole time we’ve been in this apartment I knew I wanted to make myself a tufted headboard and after having the couch in our bedroom lined up perfectly with our bed for a while it finally clicked in my head to covert the couch into a headboard.
Here’s a photo of the couches I found at Goodwill. The one on the right is the one I used for this project. I hated that fabric, so it had to go.
Here are my portraits for this week. #55 is my favorite one.
#53 Photoshop CS6
#54 watercolor, India ink and acrylic
#55 Photoshop CS6
#56 watercolor and India ink
#57 India ink
#58 Photoshop CS6
#59 watercolor and acrylic
I love this manicure! I used tape that I cut to mask off the chevron design.
The base color is Zoya “Dove” and the design is made with Sally Hansen “Pedal To The Metal” and Nicole by OPI “Sea How Far You Go.”
Here are my portraits for the week! Enjoy~
#39 watercolor and gouache
#40 watercolor and gouache
#41 mechanical pencil
#42 watercolor and gouache
#43 watercolor and gouache
#44 photoshop CS6
#45 photoshop CS6
I used that lightning nail manicure again for this week. I felt a little patriotic, so I decided to show that off with my nails.
I used Milani 3D Holographic “509 HD” for the base coat. The blue is NYC “Empire State Blue,” and the red is Sally Hansen “In The Red Creme”.
Man I totally forgot to update this on Tuesday. My schedule has been all messed up because I had to evacuate because of Hurricane Isaac! My boyfriend, my cat and I are safe, but the one road going to our apartment is flooded and the power has been out there for a few days so when we finally go home, we will be coming back home to a fridge full of bad food. But anyway, less about hurricanes, and more about portraits!
#33 CS6 (it was my birthday!)
#35 Pen and ink and white colored pencil
#37 Pen and ink, watercolor and gouache
#38 Watercolor and gouache
I stumbled upon this tutorial for super cute lightning inspired nails, and I knew I had to do them.
This is another manicure that I did a while ago, so I don’t remember what the black polish is, but I believe it was just some cheap polish anyway. The silver was Sally Hansen “Pedal To The Metal.” The grey is Zoya Polish “Kelly.”
It definitely doesn’t feel like it’s been a month already since I’ve started these daily portraits.
The top four are drawn in Photoshop CS6 and the bottom three are drawn in Corel Painter 12.
My birthday is on Thursday, so for this week I’ll be showing off my birthday manicure that I gave myself last night. I didn’t really have a plan in mind, I just kind of grabbed two random polishes and went to town.
I used Sally Hansen’s Pedal to the Metal and Milani’s Silver Dazzle. I also used Seche Vite for the top coat, which was awesome because I was able to pick up my knitting needles and work on my knitting project with practically no wait time. I love that stuff.
Hope you enjoy!