The other day I stopped by a new favorite blog-read of mine Little Green Notebook. Jenny had this FABULOUS post- about using a Rorschach ink blot as inspiration for interior design. I was so excited by this post- and felt an immediate burst of inspiration!
Jenny sites Jay-Z's memoir Decoded as the inspiration behind this fabulous design idea. D got it as a Christmas gift- and the cover is stunning.
(From Jenny's post- it is a Warhol painting entitled Rorschach).
I immediatly felt that the interesting, yet super simple design- done on a large scale- would be INSANE for my mantel. (I've been searching for the right piece to put there since I started re-designing the room- but wanted something different from my typical style).
SO- I set off on a mission- to create an ink blot inspired painting for our mantle.
Here's what I did- first I created an ink blot on a large piece of drawing paper with Ralph Lauren's Regent Metallics collection in Golden Candelsticks, it's an inetrior latex paint which I used here and here in previous mural projects.
I'm planning on playing around with the process more- it was fun! What do you think??? I'm thinking a set of maybe 4 smaller ones could be really cool too.
....and thank you SO much to Jenny from Little Green Notebook for the design inspiration!