The ever popular stir roses from the Folk It starter kit.
Superb cards everyone, HAPPY PAINTING
Thank you for trying this simply brill technique at the Hedley Wood Craft Fair.
Ladies and children really happy with their creations, Tina (on the right ) a non crafter is now converted to trying new things and will enjoy using her Starter Kit.
I love the freedom of creating their own style that children have :-)
Enjoying the Folk It kit designs - not just for beginners, experienced painters have lots of fun painting these delightful designs too, mix and matched with other designers linedrawings, getting mileage from everything.
Used all my favourite DecoArt products.
Folky White Christmas on Cork Coasters, based with Vintage Chalky Paint. Added a little bling with Silver Glamour Dust Paint, sealed with DuraClear Gloss Varnish.
Series 1 Bluebirds and Vintage Roses on Mini Doaries.
Coat slick surfaces with a thin layer of Paint Adhesion Medium,
leave to air dry and paint as usual.
Margaritha Pronks Owls with the dotted designs from Series No 1 Starter kit on cutouts and diaries.
and finally the Series 1 Angels on a pink notebook.
Butterflies - designed by Chris Thornton Deason from her book "Blessings"
Loved painting this pretty delicate design, tried Blue, Pink, Lilac and Cream.
Added wire antennae. The instructions said silk flower stamens, I found that they were a tad floppy!
Glutton for punishment - a Art/Craft Exhibition plus a Craft Fair booked for August, both running at the same time. Thankfully both are unmanned stands with stewarding duties.
Painted a few more goodies to add to my stock.
More "Hoot Eyes" by Karen Hubbard, these are on Card Boxes, we were warned that they would be different every time, but am still amazed on how much different they are!
A chopping board - a Lola Gill design from her book "Pick of the Bunch"
Freestanding Butterfly cutouts, delightful designs by Chris Thornton Deason from her book "Blessings" Really pleased with these, hoping they sell well cos I want to paint more!
And finally some super beginner style hearts, inspired by the Folk It designs.
Always something new to learn and play/experiment with.
I recently traveled to Sheffield to paint with the Yorkshire Decorative Painters Group.
We spent a delightful weekend together.
On the Saturday Jill Appleyard taught the Hoot Eyes project a delightful design by Karen Hubbard in the morning and one of her own designs of Sammy Dog. Both designs painted using a rake brush. This was a new technique for me, so back to Acorn ability! Am extremely pleased with what I painted, not perfect, but happy with the technique to try again and again.
Plus a few of the other students work. Happy smiling faces.
On the Sunday I taught Linda Locks design Silver Butterfly, these are a few of the projects.
HAPPY PAINTING see you all again in September for a Seminar with Margot Clark, more new techniques to learn.
Especially for all crafters who make their own cards.
I could not resist buying the Christmas Folk It designs from Create & Craft, waiting a whole month until they were available elsewhere was not an option I wanted to do.
I thoroughly enjoyed creating these beginner designs.
You may ask "why would an experienced painter want to paint beginner projects?"
Going back to basics is a lot of fun and we sometimes get a tad rusty when creating comma strokes - use it or lose it!