Garden Inspired Artwork

Spring is here and all over Pinterest, blogs, and Facebook you’re probably seeing lots of gorgeous spring and garden inspiration: bright colors, luscious florals, greenery, burlap, and lots of life!

But when I look outside my window, all I see is this: dead sticks, dead grass, and a whole lot of mud.

Finally! A "garden inspired" project that actually looks like a garden. How to make garden inspired artwork via @whbsblog

 

I wanted to make some “garden inspired” artwork that was a bit more realistic.

 
Finally! A "garden inspired" project that actually looks like a garden. How to make garden inspired artwork via @whbsblog

 

Materials Needed:

  • blank canvas or art board
  • hands
  • a gross backyard

 

Tutorial:

The process is pretty simple but it can get complicated if you don’t pay close enough attention.

Finally! A "garden inspired" project that actually looks like a garden. How to make garden inspired artwork via @whbsblog
When you’re done smearing the mud into the canvas, be sure to add some dead grass or leaves for dimension and texture. Bring your canvas inside, carefully set it down, and wash your hands.

Hang it up and you have a beautiful, earthy masterpiece that celebrates realism. Artwork that shows what spring really looks like at the beginning of April!

 

Finally! A "garden inspired" project that actually looks like a garden. How to make garden inspired artwork via @whbsblog

I think it would even be perfect gallery style, with help of kids, or in a bathroom hanging above the toilet!

 

Sure your husband, kids, or friends might think you’re nuts, but don’t let that get to you. Trend setters are often thought to be crazy and their ideas are unappreciated until after the fact!

 

 

April Fools!

Yes, I do have mud hanging on my wall right now. But I haven’t gone crazy. ;)

Did I get you?

Comments

  1. says

    Dude. I’m a poon and totally fell for this. The whole time, I was thinking wow, I just can’t get on board with this one. I hate April fools.

  2. YOur moma says

    YOu got me, because I was like oh hell no, that will mold, after time….how …..what….if something is in there it will totally be alive in the house…Ann no, sorry not your best work….
    THOSE are all the things that was going through my mind, but then I read the comments and was like, I hope this is a joke, because I do not want her hurt….
    Love ya little girl,

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