I have to say that we have been very
so far this winter
because we have not seen much of the
Listening to the weather forecast
the next few days there is a possibility
We could be in for some
WINTER TIME MAGIC!
I have decided to paint some winter MAGIC!
I love to paint on ice skates!
They can usually be found at yard sales thrift shops or even in your own basement!
I use grey metal primer to prep skates
after cleaning them well
taping off the heel and runner.
I used a design from
Kindred Hearts Book
WINTER TIME MAGIC
Burnt Umber, Soft Black, Mississippi Mud, Titanium White, Paynes Grey, Black Green, Evergreen, Antique White, Burnt Orange, Light French Blue, Black Plum, Avacado, Lamp Black, Light Buttermilk, Heritage Brick, Deep Midnight Blue, Cherry Red
After the primer had dried well I basecoated my skates with 2 good coats
a fun surface to paint on!
Just paint right over the existing stitching.
After painting my design I painted the eyelets Lamp Black for contrast.
I added some
along the sole of the skate.
I varnished my skate with 2 coats of
I lightly sprayed my skate with a spray glue for glitter
I then sprinkled my skate
make it sparkle!
to the blade also
so it will look like there is
on the blade.
I like to fill my skates with a mix of
"winter thyme" greenery
I secure a piece of floral styrofoam inside the skate with hot glue
I make some "snowballs" using various size styrofoam balls.
Spray the styrofoam balls
spray glue for glitter
then sprinkle them
I use wooden skewers to make my snowballs into picks to stick in my arrangement.
Use green floral tape to cover the wooden stick
I tore strips of homespun to use as laces
added a large bell
I attached a small tag that
Attach a piece of wire in the back for hanging
if you prefer to use your skate as a table centerpiece
cut a block of wood, paint it , cut a groove down the center of the wood
insert the blade of your skate!
DecoArt provided me with the paints to complete this project as part of their
Helping Artist and Blogger Outreach Programs.
Thank you DecoArt for the opportunity to use your products!
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I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint
WINTER TIME MAGIC!
"Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different." ~Author Unknown