If you have read my About Me page, you know that a big item on my bucket list is to see baby sea turtles hatch on the beach. For whatever reason sea turtles are a weakness of mine, so when I saw this pillow on Pinterest I naturally fell in love. It doesn’t help that I am a sucker for green too! Unfortunately the real thing was definitely out of my price range so I pinned it for safe keeping and thought on it.
Next I used some acrylics to mix up the right shade of green. And I then got to painting. After the paint dried, I added a coat of gloss varnish just to give the flat paint and paper a sheen.
I then had to find my frames. I thrifted some and was planning on painting them white, but ended up liking the original brown wood quite well. One dilemma I ran into was finding a frame for the 11×14 print. I wanted to mat all of the prints, but the larger frames were too expensive, even at the thrift store, for this DIY. I brought home a 70’s era 11×14 frame with the strip of cream canvas around the inner edge. I decided to paint a faux-mat around the inside edge of the frame over the canvas with white paint. It worked great!
I am really quite happy with how my momma and baby sea turtles turned out. Funny how small bits of inspiration can turn into creative things that you love. So take it from me- when you see something on Pinterest that you love, try to figure out what it is specifically that you love and then take it from there.