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




4 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL! We KNOW what that tag needs, though, don't we!!! ROFL

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  2. Wow! Lovely... It would be nice to receive one... but it's even more fun to make one... :)

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Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye