Saturday, March 23, 2013

How about some Spring?

Good Morning fellow bloggers.  It's a little bit warmer this Saturday in March, but  I'm beginning to wonder if old man winter will ever leave and give us a little bit of Spring.  I have a little project that I did and it looks springy and the colors remind me of Spring.  Here is the before picture.  It was just a little piece of wood that someone had carved (probably thinking of Spring, too) and I forgot to take the original picture before I slapped some kilz on it.

I had decided that I wanted to paint this piece using some soft colors.  I choose a pink, a light yellow,a soft turquoise and a lavender and of course, a soft green.  I used acrylic paints that you find at Michael's or at Joann's.  I painted the whole piece and than found some sparkly paint that was clear and some that had some gold speckles in it and I painted that over the paint..
When everything had dried, out came the sandpaper.  I sanded just in certain parts to give that shabby feeling.
As you can see the sparkly paint shows up just a little bit, but I think it gives it a shabby, girly look to the carving.  Where I had sanded the original wood comes thru and adds to the look.

Here is the piece all done and in a wall grouping.  I think it gives the wall-grouping a little bit of Spring?  What do you think?

Have a great Saturday.  Until next time, Dianne...................

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