DIY Relief-Style Seahorse Art

I have been a horrible blogger lately.  It has been over a month since I last wrote a post.. over a month!!! I sincerely apologize to my millions of adoring fans. Yes, I am sure that there are a million of you out there.  Okay, okay, maybe I’m exaggerating my number of faithful followers, but for the two or three of you who do find me interesting, I am truly sorry for my lack of blogging.  I have been so busy lately with a plethora of visitors and a really awful case of creative block; however, my creative juices are flowing again and so I have a really awesome diy tutorial to share today.

If you think back in time, you may remember that a few months ago I used a thrifted frame, some fabric, and white paint to create a deer silhouette.  While that was a fun project, I was starting to get bored with the look.  So I decided to change it up and make a relief style art installation.  I got my inspiration from a vendor at the Punk Rock Flea Market (a very cool event in Seattle).  I basically replicated what the vendor was selling, but with found objects.  I recycled the frame, fabric, and white paint from the deer project and added a plastic sea horse toy that I had purchased at the dollar store.  First I painted the fabric white to create a solid background.  Then I painted the sea horse gold and attached it to the fabric with hot glue.  I placed the fabric inside the frame and glued its edges to the frame’s edge.

It is a bit weird, but I think it’s a pretty cool little project.  Since the only thing I purchased was the seahorse, the project was practically free.  The grand total was $1. My only regret is that I wish I the name of the vendor that was selling the inspiration piece.  I would really love to give him some credit for getting me out of my creative funk.  If anyone happened to be at the flea market and know, please send me a note or comment. I want to give credit where it is due!

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