Thursday, December 30, 2010

Paris, mon cheri!!!



Hi y'all! Hope the end of the year is winding down for you in a most relaxing way. I have been sleeping in everyday, so I am gonna be hurting come Tues. when the kiddos go back to school! But for now we are enjoying the time off and extra sleep!
Before Christmas I painted this sign to sell at the store I rent a space in. But, when I got done w/ it- I discovered I had painted it to match my house! Does that ever happen to you? I did not
intend to paint it for myself, but the colors turned out perfect for my "new" rug (more on that in another post). So it had to stay here!
I painted it first w/ a blue color that I mixed up from some acrylic craft paint. Then I used a paper doily to stencil a lace design and freehanded the fleurs and lettering, etc. Next I sanded it al ittle to give it some age and glazed it w/ R.L. "tea stained" glaze. I added a ribbon and some lace to hang it and up it went on the wall! so there you have it, yet another piece I meant to sell but alas, I cannot part w/ it! At least it's free art for my wall! Thanks for visiting! Y'all come back now ya hear! ;)

3 comments:

i love receiving and reading all of your comments! i may not have time to reply to all of them, but please don't let that stop you from leaving them! when i do get the time i will come by and visit you and see what you're up to! i am starting a new business venture so my time will be short for a while, until i get things up and running-thanks for understanding! keep creating!