Recently, I received an order on my etsy shop for a pair of Chi Omega letters. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to show y'all how to paint a Lilly print. Now believe me, it is hard but with a little patience and a lot of paint you can make your own creations at home!
1. After painting your wooden letters, canvas or whatever you're painting it's base color (yellow in the Chi O Lilly print's case) begin painting the basic shapes of your desired print, usually white.
2. and 3. On top of your basic shapes, paint the more detailed features of the print (owls, letters, and straw).
4. Use a precision paint pen to draw the fine details of the print.
Remember the Lilly Pulitzer print designers paint each of their prints prior to production. If you look at a print closely you'll notice that every flower, seashell or gem is different. Your artwork will NOT be perfect but that is what makes it unique, don't be afraid to try! Honestly before I begin each piece I stare at my canvas for at least a half hour, I watch other people paint, I study paint types and brush techniques. Do I little exploring, it could open your eyes and help your masterpiece in your mind become a reality!!
Of course if you want wood letters and don't want to do the work you can purchase them from me here! I can make any size wooden letter from 14" to 48" just shoot me a message with your thoughts before you purchase!