Since we have opened up our new brick & mortar store, Spruced Cooperative, one of my favorite features is my creative space to teach workshops. Since we were all in a mad dash to get the retail area of the space in over-the-top adorableness I didn’t have much time to make the space all that I had envisioned.
A few Saturdays ago I was working in shop and decided TODAY was the day to spruce up the space to help everyone who enters the door get their creative juices flowing.
Why can’t I just wear painting clothes like a normal person?
But when the mood strikes I have to hop on it.
Otherwise my motivation gets lost and I start playing Candy Crush instead.
So I got my paint roller out, despite my dressed up attire, and painted the side wall in Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams.
I had wanted an inspirational mural since my last studio space but I never made time to complete the project.
Or I was never in the mood to tackle it.
Or I was too busy playing Candy Crush.
Either way, it was a project, filed in my mind, that was never completed.
I had been eying this graphic (you can get it here) from Etsy and knew it would be the perfect piece of art to inspire.
I pulled my trusty Tracer projector out, my printed out image, a piece of chalk, and A La Mode by Heirloom Traditions Paint. It’s the brightest white in the paint line and create a striking contrast against the black painted wall.
You can see more projects where I have used my Tracer Projector HERE.
To prop up my projector I propped an end table onto my workshop tables so I could get the right height and position for the image to transfer. I know I have some projector addicts out there… It this the best way to project images??? It felt a little janky but it worked.
I outlined the image onto the wall using a piece of white chalk. It looked great but I wanted something a little more permanent and a brighter white.
I came back the next day, wearing a little more appropriate project attire, and started painting over my tracing with A La Mode.
I loved the texture and thickness of using a chalk type paint because it looks more artistic and hand drawn.
I set up my MacBook to document the tracing. YOU CAN DO THIS.
I love how it turned out. It adds so much to the space and was just what it needed.
I am going to start booking featured artists to teach classes in our creative space. We already have a florist scheduled for 2 classes and a brush lettering and Bible Journaling with Pink Ink by Laura Jarvis (You can see the schedule here).
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We are so excited how our creative space is shaping up. We are even more excited to encourage and empower women in our store and studio. Want to teach at The Creative Space at Spruced?
Get more info here: https://www.sprucedcooperative.com/teach-at-the-creative-space