Friday, May 1, 2015

New ART for My Kitchen

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.

The top section started with the Finnabair Netting Stencil and Modeling Paste. 


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." 


So, after several weeks of hard work, mostly from Bill....he's a keeper, I'm truly happy with where Bill cooks!!!

It should say Welcome to My Husband's Kitchen!

Thanks for stopping by and humoring me. Talk soon!

Linda

22 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

This looks wonderful! You've done a really creative job on your kitchen. You must be way pleased!!!

Buttons said...

Quite simply WOW!!!!!!! That canvas is incredible. The paint/stamping transformation on that stencilling is sublime. I am in awe of this and your beautiful kitchen. Jenny x

A Pink said...

Wow! the wall art you have created Linda is astounding n works just perfectly in your fabulous New kitchen. Thankyou so much for sharing the journey with us - truly inspirational !

Scrapthat said...

Gorgeous Kitchen and your art is PERFECT for your space!!! (I love that clock too!)
TFS Linda, always gorgeous!

Joi at RR said...

What a beautiful kitchen decorated incredibly with your artwork. Your canvas is WONDERFUL. Just admiring it so much. It just pulls everything together perfectly. Loved seeing all of this - thanks bunches. j.

Linda M. Cain said...

It's wonderful to go downstairs for coffee every morning to my new space. Thx.

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks so much Jenny.

Linda M. Cain said...

Still one spot left, but it's getting there. Thx Amanda.

Linda M. Cain said...

Gotta love the clock! Thx.

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks so much Joi, I love to share.

teri reed said...

Linda, you've done a great job on an enormous project. New kitchens seem to be a wonderful dream for all of us and we've been able to share in all your hard work and fun. Your artwork is amazing as always! Thanks so much for sharing. L❤️VE IT ALL

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks so much Teri!

Julie Steed said...

Beautiful work! How wonderful as well that you have created/transformed pieces that both of you get to enjoy every day.

Helen said...

Does Bill want to come and do mine? It looks fabulous (although seemingly twice (at least) the size of mine... that's the thing about British homes, so small!!) Love the artwork on the walls, it is wonderful.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous work from both of you. Your artwork really does look fantastic . Tracy x

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks Julie, we love it.

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks Helen.

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks so much Tracy.

Kathy Bradley said...

Linda,
Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous, the countertops and backsplash are beautiful. The pieces you made are stunning and look wonderful, as does the reworked mirror. Fabulous kitchen!! Thanks for sharing!

Linda M. Cain said...

My pleasure. Thanks so much Kathy.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wonderful artworks & a stunning kitchen.

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda! Of course, I love the clock and the wall hanging...I might have to get that gear stencil. You can never have enough gears. LOL