A while back, my husband and I met a couple friends at a local coffee shop for an art project. Before this meeting, we would each bring our own separate projects and mediums and have a fun time chatting, drinking coffee and creating. But this time, we were all working on the same type of project: altered art. For months we had been scouring local thrift shops for paintings that were inexpensive and would lend themselves to be interesting and easy-to-work-with scenes for fun painted additions.
I found this magical paint-by-number at my favorite shop. When I spotted it, I instantly knew that this horse had to be a unicorn.
Here's the before:
I added a horn, and made his mane and tail fuller and more flowing with some metallic paint, too. He also needed some woodland friends. So I added a couple tiny gnomes and a fox peeking from behind a tree.
Here's the after:
My husband and our two friends did these paintings. My husband altered the painting on the left with the octopus and weird eye creature. Our friend Lisl added the minion building a snow minion--so clever! The water creature on the right, by our friend Craig, isn't completed yet, but it's so good! I can't wait to see it when it's done.
This was so fun--you should definitely try it. It's a quick project (since you're not painting an entire picture), and you get to be so creative!