|Original computer illustration drawn to scale|
I had all these odd drop off pieces from cutting out the leaves. I barely had to think about what to do. I'd make fat, plush blades of grass to sit at the bottom of the tree, of course. Lilah and her brother Jack like to play with these fun, odd shaped pillows.
|Lilah in her prehistoric scene|
|The distant volcano|
I used the grid technique to transfer the dinosaur to the wall but the remainder of the room was free-handed shortly before I began painting.
|Another view of the volcano|
|Entry door to the room with fantasy foliage|
I used Benjamin Moore Aura paints so I wouldn't need a primer. It was so worth the added expense. It was low odor. I did need 2 coats which was wonderful compared to my previous experience with bold color. I purchased 1 quart each of Peony, Citrus Blast, Mystical Grape & Jade Green. I got 1 gallon each of my custom blue & custom green for the sky & grass. The guys at the Westmont store did a great job color matching to the Disney color palette, (Sonic Boom Green & Buzz Blaster Blue) which really matched my original colors from my computer illustration. The brown was some left over paint also from Benjamin Moore but I'm not 100% sure of the color name, I think it was Clydesdale Brown. The black was Liquitex Acrylic, Mars Black.
It was fun designing this room. I still have ideas for some sewing projects but my inexperience & lack of time keep holding me back. I've designed a couple of wall quilts I hope to make some day. But, I've never quilted or done any applique.