1. Love this tutorial Julia! I think we are going to try our hand at some painting soon and this gives me inspiration. Thanks!

  2. You make it look too easy Julia! Your abstract art turned out great and I love the touches of gold. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at painting, thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Love this tutorial…I’m definitely going to try it out. Also, I think you would be amazing at Creating with the Stars..are you going to apply?

    1. Aww thanks so much.
      I don’t think I could handle the stress right now.

  4. Oh my!!! looks fantastic. Great job and awesome tutorial but I have a feeling it’s a lot harder than it looks — you have such a great eye which translates into a great eye for creating true art!

  5. You totally made that seem easy…like maybe I could even attempt it! I congrats on making it to the finals!!!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  6. Anonymous says:

    Love the touch of gold!…and of course just voted for you!

  7. Love the touch of gold. It’s perfect with the texture of the artwork!

  8. Thank you for posting the tutorial! I am excited to give it a try! 🙂

  9. Love this! And messily is the only way I know how to put icing on, so maybe this would be perfect for me 😉 Congratulations on making the finals!

  10. Sheryll And Critters. says:

    Wow, I love everything you do …… I will have to wait on this one…. well a lot of stuff. I just don’t have a penny now that o put his work into play this January 01. Oh well, I am wishing to save money for a Kreg Mini Jig, in order to make a Pup/End Table/Window seat for my very tiny bedroom. Long story, but I just can not take having the metal crate in my dining/living room for any longer… it is horrible and way too large and I have such tiny space. Wish me luck on saving money. I have decided….. no eating, save money….. works. Good way to diet and I know for a fact that if you do not eat, you do lose weight. Of course it is not so healthy, but sometimes necessary.

  11. B-E-A-U-TIFUL! I’m going to have to give this a shot!

    And congrats on making the finals…you TOTALLY deserve it! Fingers crossed for the Underdog! 😉

  12. I love the way these turned out, the gold leaf adds such a nice touch! I’m so excited for you making it to the finals!! I’m off to vote now 🙂

  13. This is so awesome. I have painted a few abstract paintings too. I love it. It’s so much fun. I love how yours came out. So pretty and stylish 🙂

    Oh and I voted for you 😉

  14. Michelle C says:

    Can’t wait to try this!!! I voted AGAIN for you : )

  15. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile says:

    You make it look so easy! I’m definitely going to have to try making some abstract art of my own one of these days. I have too many blank walls haha Also, congrats on making it into the Homie Awards finals! Best of luck to you! 🙂

  16. totally in love with this art project! You should sell y our paintings, seriously. Even if you just gave us the tutorial 😛

  17. This is too cool. I love the addition of gold leaf. Such a great touch.

    I want to try some gold leaf. Can you believe I”m a gold leafing virgin? It’s embarrassing.

  18. Scott Kinney says:

    This is a really neat idea. I’m always painting on canvas and I’m going to dabble in this. Your work is very nice by the way.

  19. What a great tutorial Julia! I’m so happy for you making the finals! You have my vote, you’re one of the nicest and most talented bloggers out there!!! (:

  20. Love seeing the process. Beautiful artwork!

  21. Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor says:

    So yeah, how I missed this is beyond me, BUT I love it soooo much. It looks great and super expensive. Thanks so much for sharing it with us Julia.

  22. Okay YES now I know what kind of art I want to try next! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial, it looks like so much fun and I can’t wait to experiment! The colors you chose and the gold leaf look beautiful together!!

  23. Thanks for sharing this…I am thinking to make one of these for my daughter’s almost here baby room…you can never start too young for art enjoyment!!! The texture will amazing for touching!!! I just wish I had found this on Pinterest sooner, so I could have voted! It’s fabulous!!!

    1. I never thought about that, but you are right, the textured would be great for little ones to touch!
      Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Danielle, I don’t think it is necessary. Just protection according to what it says on the package of the gold leaf.

  24. Maria Ali says:

    How do you hang your DIY art work without frame.

  25. Where can you purchase the gold foil? I’m keen at giving this a go.

    1. You can buy gold foil in any craft store here in the US. Hope that helps.

  26. Hey these are beautiful. Do you sell them somewhere?

    1. Thanks and no I don’t sell them somewhere.

  27. shruti chalamani says:

    Hi Julia,

    Your work is just fascinating.

    1. Hi Shruti, sorry I didn’t see your comment. I was on a little vacation and things have been crazy around here. I would definitely use the peach color, red, yellow and maybe just a mint of purple and green. Good luck!

  28. Arael Seher says:

    What is the name of the real paint you use in this tutorial? I love that color! Is the blue you use cobalt blue? Gorgeous art!

    1. I’m so so try but I don’t have the tube anymore so I’m not sure what the name was.

  29. Thank you so , Ilove it

  30. Hi Julia, you have done a great job with this canvas, and with all the things you touch 🙂 you really are great! I first saw your works in the summer of 2015 and since then, this canvas was haunting me, so i thought i should give it a try…
    Thanks for inspiring others !

    1. That is fantastic! I love how it turned out! Happy New year

  31. Hello
    I love your posts, specially this one
    I just have a question..
    Can I substitute the acrilyc paint for oil paint??
    thank u

    1. Sure you can, it just takes longer to dry

  32. Jana Behrens says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! Very pretty and so inspiring!

    1. Thanks I’m glad you like it.

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