Faux Bois in French means an artistic interpretation of wood. Sort of fitting for today.
I REALLY thought I was going to finish this painting today. I worked so hard, but it wasn’t to be. The faux wood floor took so long!
You see, first I hand stamped the shape of each board. Below in the photo are foam rectangles attached to cardboard necklace boxes. the trick was I had to cover every item in the adjacent area with newsprint before I stamped. Think about the shoes, feather duster and grocery bag…so many curves and angles!
If that wasn’t enough, I waited for it to dry, carved faux wood grain out of the existing stamps and then re-stamped each floor board. Again, all those curves and angles! I like how it turned out though, so it was worth it.
Next I created a pentagon and hexagon stamp to tackle the soccer ball. You can’t be a proper “soccer mom” without a soccer ball!
I painted the background of the ball a dirty brown color in hopes that when I added the white over it, I’d get some contrast. It’s not perfect, but I think it communicates “soccer ball” so – good enough!
I then got half-way through the clothes detergent bottle. I also added gesso to the paint brush and phone so they’d be ready to work on tomorrow.
This means I still have the paintbrush, phone, grocery bag, feather duster and sneakers to finish tomorrow. At least they are contained which means I won’t have to protect too much around them….Oh the finishing details!
Please be finished tomorrow. I really, really want to start on something new!!!
That’s a Gemini for you!