Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Whimsy Wall Decor, Holiday Decor, Acrylic Painted, Whimsy Halloween, Bats, Wood Bats, Whimsy Wall Decor
I realize it's quit a few months away from Halloween, However since I have a year round online store, I get to paint for said store,any Season I have a desire to paint for, I Love painting for Halloween, so I seem to focus more on Halloween than any other Holiday.. I draw, cut & paint all of the designs I create, I have a Whimsy theme, through out my website. Whimsy creations are so much fun, to paint & create, I put ExTrA ExTrA LoVe, in every item I create, so you can rest assured, that your orders will be shipped with Love & care. I have 24 Grand-kids, & quit a few of those 24, really enjoy seeing what Grandma creates, 2 of my Grandsons would kiss each piece when I was finished creating them. Although those 2 grandson's no longer kiss each & every item, then as well as some of the others still enjoy seeing what Grandma is up to next. With that being said, I am sharing today a New Halloween Door Decoration, it could also hang from a tree or wall as well. Items used are Pine Wood, Wire, rusty Tin Bow & Acrylic Paint, once again created with Love, you can order this item here JUSBCUZ DEZNS> By clicking on the New Product or Halloween Buttons Hope you enjoy, have an Awesome Day !
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Today I am sharing a few of the tricks, I have learned about in my many years of painting, I love to paint on wood, more than any other medium, however I paint on old milk cans, fabric, paper-mache, canvas and more, So I want to share this with all of you DIY peeps out there. PAINTING ON WOOD 1. If you cut your own wood, that is awesome, I do & it is very fun & sometimes challenging, 2. Transfer you pattern onto the wood, & cut the shape out, sand, I use a belt sander, than with fine sand paper, I use a hand sander. 3. Before you start painting, sand with a piece of fine sand paper 220 grit, then wipe clean using a tack cloth, 4. Transfer your design onto the wood cutout, I do this step by using graphite transfer paper. I transfer all lines, before base painting. 5. Base coat all areas of your project, (HINT : EXCEPT THE BLACK AREAS) I save all black work for the last step in every project, as black tends to smear easily. 6. After base colors dry's use a piece of brown paper bag, to (LIGHTLY) sand the base coat colors, this creates a smooth surface, for painting which makes your projects look awesome when finished. You will need to apply 2-3 coats of base colors, some colors require more coats. 7. After all base coats are applied, now you are ready for the detail that will make your project pop, If you can still see all of the transfer lines great, if not you need to re-transfer those lines so you can see them, now the fun begins 8. Floating, Dry brushing, Stippling, & Lining, all of these steps are easy, even for the beginner painter. 9. When you are satisfied with your results, you are ready for the spray, I use a gloss spray, for everything except primitive items, on those I use a Matte finish. I have added a page of Techniques I use in Decorative Painting Enjoy !
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Happy Thursday Everyone, Are you anxious for Spring to arrive ? I know that I am, The north side of my yard is still frozen, however the south side is all Spring like. So today I am sharing a New Spring Plaque, cut from 1/2 wood, decorative painted, hangs from twisted wire, with a Raffia bow, and 2 rusty tools on the bow.