Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wedding Gift

For my friends' (Sam and Anna) wedding I decided to make them an art piece. I used their wedding invitation to construct this fun wedding day commemorative art.

Here is their invitation

I decoupaged the canvas, painted it with acrylic paints, cut up their wedding invitation and glued the pieces onto the canvas, and tried to paint a picture of them.

Here is the funniest part. This is the first draft and Sam ended up looking like a woman so I call this the "Ellen and Portia" wedding.

I then painted over Sam's head to try again and tried to paint him with no hair cause every since I have known him he has had a shaved head. When I did the bald head he looked like an alien.

So this is the final product. Sam has on a fedora, which I figured could cover up his bald head, and somehow he now looks like Justin Timberlake.

Anyways they love it-- so mission accomplished.


Aaron Smith said...

Fedoras rock. My bald head needs one ;)

Leah Stone said...

Aaron you could totally rock the fedora. I say get one.

Aimee said...

humm....if Leah were to paint me would I look like Rosie O'Donnell or Ginnifer Goodwin????
I am impressed by your friends bravery. I bet they hang it in the bathroom so all can spend time studying :)
Remind me again where you got this eye for art? You are a Sutliff.....remember???