Thursday, 28 May 2015

Canal style Folk Art

 Canal style roses, daisies and for-get-me-nots are perfect for introducing freehand painted projects. Bottle tops and coins placed on the project and moved around till you are happy with the lay out, then carefully pencil around them for the base of each design element.
Lorna and I had a lot of fun, painting these stool tops.
My lessons jump around within the different techniques, we went back to basic stroke work for this one.

Planning the next lesson - a chopping board - back to "Tole" painting.

Monday, 25 May 2015

BADFA Convention 2015

Happy Days - Teaching my favourite technique to beginners and more experienced painters alike.
Basic Stroke work, creating simplified Honeysuckle on Rustic Wooden Hearts.
Four happy students, well done Catherine, Dot, Mal & Tricia, happy smiles and happy painters.
Sadly I forgot to take a pic of my Sunday students with their practice Chysanthemums, I'm hoping they will send pics when they get time to finish the project.

PS Two students have shared their Mums :-) Sharon's practise card and Dot's finished project - BRILL ladies looking forward to seeing the other four.
Until then ....HAPPY PAINTING



Monday, 18 May 2015

Too early for Halloween?

No harm in forward planning - Halloween is just 5 months away.

Had a lot of fun painting these Witches Boots.

"Kicking Up Our heels" Painting Pattern by Sheila Landry

Two down and Ten other options to choose from.

Doves in a Blue Cloud

Another Ana Dickinson design painted and waiting to be varnished. 

Quirky and bright, lots of stroke work, dots and floated shading.



Saturday, 16 May 2015


BUTTERFLY designed by Ana Dickinson

This design has been sitting in my enormous "wish to paint" list for several years.

I love Ana's bright quirky designs 

Painted with DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint.

Happy Painting.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Strawberry Sweetie or Treat Box

Buddly Crafts Design Team Challenge for May.

Learn how to create a Strawberry Shaped Box from Card Stock

Using a template, DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint and a few basic tools

Instructions & Video Tutorial HERE  on the Buddly Crafts Blog

Or maybe with no basecoating on plain white. red and green card?

Until next time HAPPY PAINTING

Monday, 4 May 2015

Spring is here .....

A delightful design for Spring by Lola Gill from her book "Pick Of The Bunch"

Happy smile from one of my students.

Excellent project Lorna.