Friday, October 29, 2010

DecoArt Christmas Project

T'is the season!
Yes already!

Now I used to have a very strict rule
about not selling or displaying
Christmas before Halloween.
But when you are in the design world
we work 6 months ahead usually
so actually I am way behind (as usual).

This project
Laughter and Joy Santa Box
is for DecoArt, Inc.
They sell the fabulous
Americana Paint
that I've used on the project.
If all goes well you will be able to
find it on their
Free Christmas Project
list on their website.

I've painted on an 18" wooden band box.
I just sketch a basic picture
then transfer it to the surface.
Then I begin painting using all sorts
of really complicated tips and tricks
only master artists can handle.

Okay-or maybe only really really easy techniques
anyone can do.

I made up my own little saying here.
Imagine how you could personalize yours!
My version of Holly leaves.
That's the great thing about being an artist.
You can make your world any way you want.

Santa needed a fashion break
so he hung up his hot red hat
for a cooler hip pine wreath.
Now he smells good as well as looking good.
mmmm....manly pine scent.So since I have to wear readers now too
that detail was even more important for me to add.
Santa HAD to pull out his
Bling Bling Metallic Gold ones.
I'm not sure if you can see the
actual twinkle in his eye from the pictures.
I painted the iris with
DecoArt's new Sparkle paint
and then added
Crystal Twinkle Glitter
for the highlights.

I hope this gets you in the mood
to start painting gifts
for the holidays!
Let me see what you are working on!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What I've been up to

Well, by now I'm sure you have noticed
the obvious lack of postings
on this blog.
My world has exploded into a frenzy
of art activity.

No- not like always.
Like always times 100!!
There are too many wonderful
projects for me to address
in one post so
I'll just throw up a few pics and
a few hints with promises
of amazing posts to come.

Yes, I am still at Moon Dancer.
I have my Halloween Decor
on sale 50% off now!

Yes, I'm still at One World's
Lagron Miller

but it's under construction
and I'm sure you didn't expect me
to sit on my thumbs until they
were done!

To fill in my down time (ahahahaa.aa.a.)
I've been painting special orders
like this desk.

I love the old rustic shabby chic feel.
I antiqued and waxed it so it's
so smooth and comfortable to
work on.
I also painted the
old post office box shelf above last year.

Now throw in some trips to see
kids & grandkids

and a wedding

and then add
Christmas projects
for DecoArt

and you've gotten to enjoy
my week with me.
Oh- except for the
REALLY Big News.....