Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thyme for The FOLK Side

The FOLK Side
 is a new design that I have just completed for 
PAINTING WITH FRIENDS
Design was inspired by 
Terrye French


I found this old cutting board at a thrift shop


It made a wonderful surface for this design.
This pattern would look great on many surfaces though!


I only lightly sanded my surface. 
I did not seal it so it would have a prim look!
The knife marks on this old cutting board add even more character and texture!


I used a circle template from 
Artist Loft
 to make my pennies on this design.
You can find a templete like this 
in the fine art section of a craft store 
or 
with drafting supplies.


I taped off my center section of the
"penney rug" and painted it Lamp Black


I then used my circle template along with a
 cosmetic sponge


 to quickly stencil the pennies on


 I then used a WHITE graphite paper to transfer the main
parts of my design on


Once these are painted you can proceed to transferring  
all the remaining details






I use a fine line writing pen from
 Lowell Cornell
 to paint all my blanket stitches around a design




The fine line writing pen takes a little getting used to 
but it is so much easier for details than a liner brush!


Painting the SHEEP


Now to add the remaining details!



This was a fun design to paint!!
I hope you have enjoyed following along!


You can purchase
The FOLK Side
on my blog

OR

Painting With Friends

Happy Painting!
Hugs,
Lynn

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Thyme to paint a unique New England Coastal piece

WEATHER WISE
is a design by 
Cynthia Erekson
that I have painted


My surface was a
Wooden Whale Weathervane
measuring 6 1/2" wide at the base, 14" high
(base , body finial and whale)
The surface and pattern are available 
at


After sealing my surface with
 Americana Multi Purpose Sealer
I then sanded it
and
was ready to paint!

My palette included the following
DecoArt Americana Paints
Dark Chocolate, Colonial Green, Lamp Black, Honey Brown, Desert Turquoise, Whispering Turqoise, Fawn, Paynes Grey, Antique Teal Milk Chocolate, Burnt Sienna, Mustard Seed, Camel , Seaglass and Sand


I also used some 
Americana Dazzling Paints
for 
some wonderful effects!

The whale was done using a silk sponge for texture, then pounced with a sponge dipped in
Americana Dazzling Worn Penney 
which gave it a wonderful "aged patina"



Texture was also added to the base 
by using a mix of 
Honey Brown, Milk Chocolate 
and 
Americana Glazing Medium
along with a graining tool


I applied the mixture with a brush
then pulled my graining tool thru it.


This dries to a hardened texture


The "ball" was painted using Burnt Sienna over Dark Chocoalte pounced in with a brush for added texture.
When dry I dry brushed some 
Americana Dazzling Splendid Gold 
accents.
I then applied more glazing mixture to the base of the finial
 and 
added texture to that in the same manner as the base.


I then measure and taped off the sides of the "body" of the piece for painting



Each of the 4 sides 
NORTH, SOUTH EAST AND WEST 
were painted with a different scene





Adding some shading


On the right you can see the finished ball with the glazing texture


Painting the buildings


I add a few drops of 
DecoArt 
EASY FLOAT 
to my paint.
It helps when painting on a textured surface such as this!






Each side is lettered and has a different scene


NORTH


SOUTH


EAST


WEST


Once my pieces were dry I used
DecoArt Americana Wood Glue 
to put them together
I then varnished using 
Americana Dura Clear Matte Varnish


My New England Coastal piece is now finished and ready to enjoy!
I hope you have enjoyed following along with me as I painted this piece.

Hugs,
Lynn


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thyme to show you a design by Cynthia Ereckson called High Tide Tavern

HIGH TIDE TAVERN


is 
a design that I just painted by 



I distressed my board so that it would look like an old sign



Working on the lettering


Adding the horizon


Lighthouse in the distance


Starting to paint the tavern


Painting the saliboat



Painting the trees


Details added to the tavern


I love the softness of the colors in this project!



This was a fun piece to paint!
You can find more 
of
Cynthis Ereckson's Designs 
at
THE QUILTED ACORN

Hugs,
Lynn