Have you ever tried anything scary? Something totally out of your comfort zone, but you are so inspired you just say, "Hmmm. I want to try that?" I used to let the doubt creep in and stop me, but over the years I have learned that confidence is what will help you be successful as a creative. If you can dream it, you can do it...just don't get scared from trying.
I once found an old dresser as a curbside rescue and thought to myself, "I want to paint this pink."
I instantly saw it all finished in my head and knew all the colors to use. This doesn't happen to me often, so I grabbed my paints and just started painting. And you know what? That dresser turned out perfect. I think it was not due to talent, just confidence.
The same thing happened recently, when I saw my mom's latest project. My mom, Ann Korinek is a porcelain artist and runs a business called Paint 'N Porcelain. She teaches other how to paint porcelain on facebook and YouTube. Her latest project was a pumpkin study created by Randy Wollet.
The minute I saw that jack-o-lantern on that plate I just knew I could paint it on canvas with DIY Paint. Besides art class in school I have never painted anything on a canvas by myself. I have tried three other times to take classes from people, but each time it only turned out just okay.
But I was inspired and got to painting. I even recorded the whole process so I could show others how to paint this jack-o-lantern. Below is my complete YouTube video showing you all the EASY step-by-step directions.
Here is a list of all of the supplies that I used. (affiliated links are included)
- Canvas (any size you want)
- Palate / Paper Plate
- DIY Paint - Summer Crush, Little Black Dress, Fire Starter, Queen Bee, Gypsy Green, Marquee
- Brushes - Shortstop, Boss, Small Detail Brushes, JRV Stencil Brush
- Big Top
- Water Girl Fine Mist Sprayer
I hope my video will inspire you to make your very own. Remember you can do this.