Wednesday, July 19, 2017

To the Moon and Back

For those who don't know, and I don't know how you could have missed this, but I have a new granddaughter! She is 3 months old. Unfortunately she lives far away in Phoenix but I am lucky enough to get out to see her every month or so.

I love creating home decor projects for her room. When I saw this canvas, I knew it was something I would like to do for her.

Here is a link to it at Oriental Trading





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These canvases have a design already on them. Once you apply your paint , the design shows through.

Working with Koi Watercolors, I started the background with a soft layer of blue.


I continued adding blues and then some purples. Yellow and gold for the stars.

I thought the finished canvas needed some embellishments before hanging. Here is my finished canvas. Perfect for my granddaughter's room!

 Here is a close up. These canvases are such a joy to work with! I have learned not to use too much water and not to overwork the canvas. But it is really fun and I love the results!



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If you are interested in these products or any of the other 40,000 items available at Oriental Trading, here is where you can shop!

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Friday, July 14, 2017

At the Lake

I will be selling my canvases at the Rogue River Artists Summer Market tomorrow.

Here is one of my new ones


I painted the background then added layers of paper, stamps, texturepaste. etc.

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Color Reveal Frame

It has been a busy year for me because my daughter was pregnant and had a baby! I have been back and forth to Phoenix visiting them. One special event was for her baby shower. I had a lovely photo of her that I wanted to frame.

I saw a frame at Oriental Trading that I thought would be perfect. It is a Marble Watercolor frame from American Crafts. There is a masked and gold design on the paper. You add your own watercolor to create the frame you want.

I started with a light application of red.




I decided that was too light so waited until it dried and added darker tones. I continued the process until I got the effect I wanted.

 I also added flowers and a tag to complete the project. I love the way it came out!



Here is a close up.




I had fun personalizing this to the colors I wanted. I did learn that you need to be careful not to get the product too wet and it is best to let it dry between layers.

Want to give this a try? Head on over to Oriental Trading to shop for frames, watercolors and so much more!


Disclosure - I was sent this product to review. All opinions are my own.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Projects in the works.


Have you ever heard of Oriental Trading Company?

I am partnering with them and here is the unboxing of what I will be working with.




My apologies for the sideways video!
So stay tune as I put these products to use! Here is a link to Oriental Trading which I hope you will visit and check out their wonderful catalog of products!



Disclosure - Oriental Trading has sent me products to review but all opinions are my own.

Saturday, July 8, 2017