Tuesday, August 11, 2015

It is thyme to send a post card to the North Pole


Today 
I want to show you a design 
by
that I have painted

It is called

POST CARD TO THE NORTH POLE


You can find the pattern 
to
 this design 
in 
the book

TOLE FAIRIES 



Let's step inside 
my
STUDIO
and
 I will show you how I painted this project



My Pallette



Camel , Honey Brown, Sand, Antique Gold, Buttermilk, Lamp Black, Heritage Brick, Espresso, Graphite, Avacado Dip, Titanium White, Burnt Orange, Black Plum, Marigold, Slate Grey, Plantation Pine, Light Avacado, Paynes Grey

Speciality Products
Americana Multi Purpose Sealer, DecoArt Acrylic Matte Spray Varnish, Decopage Medium, DecoArt Snow-Tex, Flora Craft Diamond Dust, graphite paper, sanding sticks, sponge roller brush, sea sponge


Let's Paint!!!!


Before painting it is very important to prepare your surface properly
so you the end result is perfect!

I first sanded then sealed my pieces using 





I initially used a spong roller to roll on the following values
Honey Brown, Camel and Sand

This gave my surface 
"tea dyed" look
I then used
 a 
SEA SPONGE
and
additional values
 to add 
texture
 to 
my surface

After my surface was completely dry
 I used graphite paper 
to 
transfer the main pattern lines
( I keep a small travel blow dryer on my paint table for drying paint quickly)


Base coating the main elements of the design


Kim Hogue's projects are always full of wonderful
 techniques
 and 
details!


In this project you do a lot of "scumbling" to create shaded areas



Working on the pine tree
 and 
details on the snowman



A closer look!



The flag "banner" 
is 
actually cardstock 
that you paint!



When the paint was dry
 I painted over the cardstock banners
 with


I then glued the banners to my surface




Painting the postmark and stamp



Close up 
of the 
POSTMARK




The "embellishment kit"
 contains 
a tiny star that you paint 
for 
the tree and glue on


I used 
for the snow


I also added 
DIAMOND DUST
to make the snow 
SPARKLE


Painting the stocking ornament




Who knew that you could KNIT with your paint brush!




Finished stocking ornament




My completed project!

DecoArt provided me with the paints 
to 
complete this project as part
 of the
Helping Artist Program


and 
Blogger Outreach Program


Thank you DecoArt for all your wonderful products to create with


You can view my 
DecoArt Profile

I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint

POST CARD TO THE NORTH POLE


HAPPY PAINTING!

Lynn



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thyme to show you a childs table and chair set I painted using John Sliney designs


I purchased this 
unfinished wood 
table and chair
and
decided to paint 
a
JOHN SLINEY DESIGN
on it


My main inspiration for this project 
was
 a design
by
John Sliney 
called

JORDAN GOES TO SCHOOL

The design can be found in the book

A ROAD TO SALTBOX MEMORIES

I used other designs 
by
John Sliney
 as
 inspiration to complete this project


Winter Blue, Titanium White, Lamp Black, Burnt Umber, Antique Gold, Sand, Buttermilk, Light Hauser green, Medium Hauser Green, Dark Hauser green, Plantation Pine, Rockwood Red, Midnight Blue, French Grey Blue, Light French Grey Blue, Slate Grey


I used painter's tape to create the border around my table
I painted it
Lamp Black


I re-applied painters tape to the border once the
 Lamp Black
was dry
so that I could start working on the center of the table

I painted the center of the table 
Winter Blue
and
Hauser Light Green


I transferred the design
using
graphite paper


transferring church design


I wanted the design to go all around the table

Here I am adding some shading for the hills



Painting the trees
and
school house



Adding the first house
 and
some sheep



I keep a small blow dryer handy 
to 
dry the paint more quickly
I use the largest possible brush always 
for 
my shading
which is a 1" flat brush
I also have on hand several size mop brushes


Lots of sheep!



Painting the flag









I added the alphabet to the boder using white graphite paper
I painted the lettering
with
Titanium White
It gives the appearance of chalk
 on a
chalk board.


I added some apples also!


Continuing to paint the houses 
and 
white picket fences.
Adding some clouds in the sky!


The lettering is done 
NOW
to finish all the apples! 



Now to paint the chairs!


I painted the seat
and
back of the chair
with 
Lamp Black
so it would resemble
a
chalkboard







After all my pieces were painted
 I gave them several coats
of

Americana Decor
Soft Touch Varnish

DecoArt 
provided me with the paint
 to complete this project as part of its 
Helping Artist Program
 and
Blogger Outreach Programs

Thank you Deco Art!!!
You can read
 my 
Blogger Profile



I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint this piece!


Happy Painting!

Lynn