Hi everyone! If you follow me anywhere, you may have seen that we were tearing up the kitchen, taking down wallpaper, and getting new countertops and appliances. But the real fun was getting some new Wall Art.
I'm pleased to share a few of my pieces with you today....it was an amazing journey, but I'm soooooooooooo glad it's pretty well done. (one more spot to make a picture or something.)
This is may canvas I made to go along with the cool wall clock I found. Lots and lots of layers and texture here.
I used a Mary Beth Shaw Gears stencil for the center section of the canvas with some Finnabair modeling paste.
Layers and layers of paint glazes over the Prima Flourish Stencil and a last layer with a large Chicken Wire stamp from The Artistic Stamper.
The metal strips I've had forever. I just added paint and waxes to them to change the colors.
Next I had these rather greeny resin wall plaques that no longer went with the kitchen, so out came the black gesso, and on goes the Guilders Paste I bought from Magdalena Muldoon in Ohio. Love this stuff.
The before the Guilders Paste is on the Right, and the after is on the left. REALLY easy transformation of a piece.
I found several Sayings that I really loved and added them above the clock and on the soffits.
Next came the mirror that Bill made for me. It had an ivory background with hand-painted grapes and stenciled vines.........had to go.
So, White Gesso, Stencils, Modeling Paste here we go! Paint and sand down, add more color and wipe away with a baby wipe. Add more color and sand it down again....lot's of scrubbing and rubbing off only to add more color again.
Taking a picture of a mirror is strange, to say the least, but the frame really makes me happy now. You can see the different Finn stencils. I used the Grungy Grid, and the Harlequin here with a Tim Holtz Lattice Work stencil as well.
I added several different brands of paints and waxes and finished with a few rolled script stamps from Lin Brown's 06 collection that says "Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen."