So I know it’s almost the Fourth of July which seems like a weird time to be doing a project with a London theme given the whole declaring independence from England thing. I’m nothing if not ironic!
But, this Summer also marks the London hosted Olympics and we are very excited to watch. Will Michael Phelps make history ? Will the world’s fastest athletes break records on the track? Will the US Women’s gymnastics team medal again?
We were at World Market recently and they had a bunch of British themed art pieces in honor of the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee ( I still want to know what she keeps in that purse).
Since going to London for the Games isn’t in the picture, I decided to bring a little bit of the Olympics here
16x20 canvas from Goodwill on a 50% off red tag day. $1.99. Score!
Painted with tan acrylic paint. I knew I was going for an aged look so this was not about precision or perfection.
Is there nothing you can’t use PicMonkey for? I found an image of a British flag at The Graphics Fairy, uploaded it to PicMonkey and “monkeyed” around with it until I was satisfied. I wanted it big, so I cropped/printed it in two halves. I re-sized each half to the same dimensions and printed each half out. Crown image is also courtesy of The Graphics Fairy
Downloaded images of Big Ben, the Olympic rings, torch, and London Phone Booth from the Silhouette online store, and cut out in red, black and gold vinyl. I also edged my flag in washi tape:
The games may be in London, but Maison du Chocolat will be rooting for team USA!