Thursday, February 11, 2016

Have you painted something for someone you LOVE?

Today
 I wanted to show you some 
HEART
keepsake boxes 
that 
I have painted



I removed the hinges on the boxes for easier painting!


Step inside 
my 
STUDIO




My Palette


Buttermilk, Slate Green, Silver Sage Green, Avocado, Plantation Pine, Peony Pink , Deep Burgundy, Soft Heather




Gold Rush




Gold Or




I began by lightly 
sanding and sealing 
my boxes
using




I applied 3 good coats 
of Buttermilk 
to the outsides of my boxes



I lightly sanded between each coat



I also gave the insides at least 2-3 good coats of paint




I used 
scumbler brush 
to 
pounce on Avocado

I followed the shape of my box


When dry I scumbled again 
using a
 lighter shade of green

I randomly painted leaves
 using 
Plantation Pine



I randomly painted various size 
"roses"
within 
the 
green heart
using several shades of the same value
I added the centers of the roses using a tiny liner brush
You can also add some 
vines
using your liner brush




I dry brushed the rim of my box 
with 
I let that dry completely then painted over it 

with




I loved the elegant look that it gave my box!

Now......let's make a tag!


I sanded and sealed the wood tag
I base coated it with 2 good coats of 
Buttermilk

Let dry completely!



Now for some fun 
with 
WashiTape!

I trimmed the tape 
to
fit my wood tag


 

I applied a gold border to my tag using 
DecoColor Marker


I painted some roses on the tag



I painted my finished piece with several coats 
of 




I wanted to hide 
the 
ugly hinges
on the box
I used my drill to drill small holes in
 the 
rim of the box


I them treaded 
some
  satin ribbon and lace
thru the holes that I drilled


I tied it in a pretty bow!


Trim the edges neatly!





I painted over the base coat inside the box 
using
to 
add some additional 
SPARKLE


Top view of box



Tag with key


DecoArt provided me with the paints 
to complete this project 
as 
part of their
Helping Artist and Blogger Outreach Programs
Thank you DecoArt!



You can view my 
DecoArt Blogger Profile 



I hope you have enjoyed seeing me paint this
 HEART Keepsake box!


Happy Painting !
Lynn




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thyme to see a Sewing Circle Santa

I painted several pieces 
before 
Christmas that I intended to use as gifts
so
 I didn't post them!

Sewing Circle Santa 
is 
one of them!


Design
by
Cynthia Erekson


My Palette


Antique Gold, Avocado, Bleached Sand, Brandy Wine, Camel, Country Red, Dark Chocolate, Dusty Rose, Lamp Black, Milk  Chocolate, Red Iron Oxide, Snow White


Venetian Gold





Let's Paint!



I base coated my ornaments using a sponge brush.
Heavily load the flat side of your brush.
Begin in the center of your ornament 
and 
repeatedly "press and lift" the brush
 up and down 
to create 
a
 bubbly textured surface


The outside edge of the ornaments
 are 
wood grained
using a
  glazing medium and paint


I applied the 
glaze mixture I made 
around the outer edges of my ornament 
using 
a sponge brush
 I used the same press and lift method to apply to the outer edge
I then used 
a
  wood coffee stirrer
to 
achieve the wood grain look

I quickly and repeatedly
 pressed the stick 
and 
lifted 
moving around the circle
I then let that 
dry completely 
before beginning to paint my ornaments!

I then transferred the main elements 
of my design 
using
 graphite paper


Initial
  base coat 
of 
Santa



These ornaments measure 5 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" tall



I worked on 4 of these at once


I worked on 4 of these at once!



The wood graining is different on all of them!
In addition to using a coffee stirrer on some
I used a wood grain tool for the others


I loved the results on all of them!



I applied several coats 
of 
to the 
front and backs 
of my 
completed ornaments




I attached a grungy tag with rusty wire to the ornament

I also attached a little basket complete with a pin cushion and pins!

DecoArt provided me with the paints to complete this project
as part of their Helping Artist and Blogger programs!
Thank you DecoArt!



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Blogger Profile




I hope you have enjoyed seeing me paint
Sewing Circle Santa!



Happy Painting !
Lynn