Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Thyme for some Peppermint Stix

I love going junking
 so I can
find pieces to add
 to
 my stash to paint


I found this wood tray  at a thrift shop a long time ago.
I finally decided on a design to paint on it!

Today I would like to show you a design 
by


called

PEPPERMINT STIX

that I have painted


My palette for this project





Lamp Black, Snow White, Tomatoe Red, Cranberry Wine, Tangelo Orange, Leaf Green, Avocado, Olive Green, Black Green, Warm White, Cadium Red, Rockwood Red

Speciality Paint


Finish


I use the matte finish to complete my project . 
It also comes in Satin and Gloss.



Let's Paint!!


I mixed equal parts of Americana Gesso with Lamp Black for my initial basecoat.


I applied with a 2" foam roller. 
When dry I applied a second coat with Lamp Black again using a 2" foam roller.




I used WHITE graphite paper to transfer my design to the tray.



I began by first painting in the evergreens in the background of the design


I used painters tape to tape off the peppermint stix one at a time to paint.


I used a small wedge cosmetic sponge to "paint" the peppermint stix using Snow White.


Now for the FUN part! 
Lets add some STRIPES!




 STRIPES 
require
 a 
STEADY HAND and GOOD EYE !!!
It's one thing that is getting harder and harder for me to do!




I've added shading to my peppermint stix's.
I am now adding the holly and berries on top of design


I decided to add some
 peppermints and holly vine 
to the upper and lower corners 
of
 the tray






I used a CIRCLE template 
and 
a wedge cosmetic sponge with Snow White to base in the
 peppermints
in the corners of my design




I added 2 coats of

GLAMOUR DUST Ice Crystal
to all my peppermints
to make them
SPARKLE !

I painted the rim of the tray with

Tomatoe Red
for
contrast


I finished my piece with several coats
of
Americana Dura Clear Matte Varnish


I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint

Peppermint Stix



This pattern can be found 
at
Lonna's Strokes of Art



Deco Art provided me with the paints to complete this project as part of their
Helping Artist 
and 
Blogger Outreach Programs

Thank you Deco Art for the opportunity to use your products!

You can read my 
Deco Art Blogger Profile


Happy Painting!
Lynn



"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



6 comments:

  1. That came out beautifully and the perfect piece for the tray.
    Bill made me a noodle board for my stove, but I am just antiquing it, still need to sand the first coat.

    Debbie

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  2. Wow! You have transformed that old tray into a Christmas heirloom. What a talented girl you are!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for following me back. I truly appreciate the encouragement and support.
    Have a sweet and creative day.
    Connie :)

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Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

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