Every year I look forward to attending
While I did not attend any classes this year I always enjoy shopping at the trade show
meeting so many painting friends and designers!
New England Traditions is sponsored by New England Chapters Council
which is made up of the following Chapters:
Capitolers, Connecticut Society of Decorative Painters, Connecticut Yankee Painters, Pioneet Valley Decorative Painters, Sea Strokes of Maine Decorative Painters, Tole'nMe, White Mountain Decorative Painters' Guild, and Yankee Heritage Tole Chapter.
My first stop
where I bought about 7 patterns, surfaces and supplies.
I just love painting her designs!
I have completed my first project
"Magic Carpet "Santa
Lamp Black, Deep Burgundy, Medium Flesh, Buttermilk, Camel, Avocado, Plantation Pine, Charcoal Grey, Snow White, Honey Brown, Country Red, Light Buttermilk
I used Dazzling Metallics Splendid Gold on this project!
No sealer prep was needed for this project thus giving them a primitive look
I lightly sanded the surfaces then did my base coat using a sponge brush.
This gives your surface a light texture feel to paint on.
I then transferred the main parts of my design
white graphite paper
Painting the facial detail and beard
Highlights were added to the hat and mittens by
Dazzling Metallics Splendid Gold
These are fun, quick and easy ornaments to paint!
I decided to add some sparkle to Santa's beard
I gave my finished ornaments several coats of
Now to add embellishments!
Don't you just love Santa's sack?
" Magic Carpet" Santa's
It was wonderful to see
Thank you DecoArt
providing the paints for me
to complete this project as part of your
Helping Artist Program
I was fortunate enough to finally meet my good friend
It was Deb's first visit to New England and NET
Deb and I go back many years because of our involvement
Painting With Friends
I also got to meet this wonderful lady
It was also Betty's first thyme at NET!
I purchased several packets and surfaces from these 2 ladies !
I will be posting their wonderful projects when completed!
I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint
"Magic Carpet Santa"
Remember to always paint with a happy heart
keep those brushes flying!!!
Happy Painting !