Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stop By My New Blog And Sign Up!!!

I just finished painting this Americana Saltbox Scene on a wooden box. This is a new pattern by Terrye French. I also included with the box a red dimensional star, a flameless candle, three grapevine stars, and a paper mache Americana ball. This would be a great prim decoration to display now and all through the summer. I have it listed on Ebay. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New pattern Home Sweet America!!

Hi Everyone!!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I just wanted to let you know that the pattern Home Sweet America is available now on http://www.paintingwithfriends.blogspot.com/ for all of you who were asking about it. Thanks so much and have a great week.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Saltbox Caddy & Two Tabletop Stars

Well it's been a few days since I posted anything. I finally finished painting this prim grouping today. I painted a wooden caddy with a saltbox scene which I designed. Also in the arrangement are two tabletop stars that I hand painted. These are a Terrye French design. They would look wonderful on a shelf or a mantel. It's something that you could display all year. I have them listed on Ebay. Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stop by my new blog!!!!!

Just finished  painting this pattern for " Painting With Friends" called Home Sweet America. I painted it on a wooden sign board that can be hung on the wall or you could stand it up on a shelf,or your favorite prim spot. Pattern will be available soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Visit my new blog!!!

The pattern for this design is now available at http://www.paintingwithfriends.blogspot.com/  It's called a very prim Uncle Sam. There are several new patterns to look at done by other talented artist!!! Hope to have some new items to post this week. Thanks for visiting and have a great week!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing everyone a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow!! My daughter is having brunch at her home. I'm really looking forward to that. I rather do that than go to a restaurant and deal with all those crowds and be rushed. We will be able to sit and eat and talk and relax. Hopefully next week I will have some new projects to share with all of you. Thanks and have a great weekend!!!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Very Primitive Uncle Sam!!

Today I finished painting a new pattern for Painting With friends. It's called Very Primitive Uncle Sam. The pattern will be available next week at http://www.paintingwithfriends.blogspot.com/
 This is a Terrye French design that she painted a few years ago and never made a pattern for it. She gave me permission to paint it how I wanted and make a pattern pack. I chose this canvas case to paint the design on. After I finished painting it I decorated the top with Americana ribbon, some sweet Annie, and sprigs of red berries. If your interested in the pattern check the website next week. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Well I was in the mood today to start painting for Memorial Day and the summer. I painted this saltbox centerpiece with a flameless candle. It's posted on Ebay. Thanks for stopping by to look!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Don't forget to have a look at the new holiday designs from Painting With Friends . This is the one I painted called Santa's Old Socks. There are alot more by many talented artist. www.paintingwithfriends.blogspot.com

Tutorial For Sock Ornaments

These are the sock ornaments I made for Santa's Old Socks tree I did for " Painting With Friends". It's a fun project.  All you need is a wooden sock cutout, Mod Podge, scissors, acrylic paint, fabric, and a paint brush.  Lay the sock cutout on top of the fabric and trace around it with a pencil or marker. Now cut it out with your scissors. Pour out some Mod Podge and apply it to the top of the cutout. While it's still wet lay the fabric cutout on top of the wet Mod Podge. Smooth it out and apply more Mod Podge over the fabric. Let it dry completely. I use a hair dryer to speed things along. Now it's time to paint. I used Antique White acrylic paint to do the top, heel, toe of the sock. When that is dry shade around those areas with Traditional Burnt Umber. Make the small stitch marks with a fine tip black marker. Now you can paint a design in the middle if you wish. I did a snowman face, stars, a Christmas tree, and a wreath. You could paint whatever you wish. You could also use a small stencil.  Drill a hole at the top and I used thin jute for hanging. It's a fun project and you could use any shape cutout you wish. Thanks and have fun crafting!!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011