Category Archives: Inspiration

Orange Butterfly on Rock

We may not be covered in snow here in the Pacific Northwest, but we are a bit chilly…and that has me thinking of spring and working in the garden. I can’t wait to have the sun shining down on me, while I dig and plant flowers to bring my garden to life. Another way that…

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Gnome with Mushroom – Patio Paint

There is nothing like a bright and cheery gnome in a garden…and this little guy will be no exception. Using DecoArt Patio Paint, this little guy will be able to endure the weather that will be coming this spring and summer, and is sure to brighten his little place in the garden. I painted him…

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Veggie Gnomes with Patio Paint

I love these resin Vegetable Gnomes! They were so much fun to paint as their characters shown through with every brush stroke. To bring this trio to life, I chose to use DecoArt Patio Paint, that way they would be able to hold up better out in the garden this spring and summer. Here is…

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Farmhouse Signs

I am drawn to fun rustic signs and it doesn’t matter where I am…an antique store, craft show, Target…and I see farmhouse style rustic signs, I want to buy them all…but unfortunately, I do leave them on the shelves because I know, I can create them myself, I just need to make the time to…

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Bunny with Flower – Patio Paint

I love living in the Pacific Northwest because we truly get to experience the seasons…although our winter has been fairly mild here, these brisk cold sunny days have me thinking ahead for spring. We all know that spring will be here in a blink of an eye! The launch of our spring resin has me…

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Valentine Signs

I love creating signs for a fun Valentine display at home. I created 4 quick and easy Valentine signs that painters or crafters of any level can do using their own hand writing and just a few stencils. Let’s start with the “Be Mine” Sign: What you will need: DecoArt Americana: Peony Pink Berry Red…

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Valentine Canvases

I love painting for the seasons and special holidays, and I love painting for Valentine’s Day…maybe because my favorite color is red! Our new 6″ x 6″ Canvases (#40206) are great for a variety of projects and were the perfect size when combined with our FolkArt Layering Stencils – Heart (#71928). These are fun and…

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Valentine Door Hanger

I love to have a new wreath or decoration for my front door for each season or special holiday…it is just something I enjoy doing to great family and friends at our house. With Valentine’s Day not too far off, I decided to get a jump start on a few projects. Inspired from an idea…

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Suds Up!

I saw a cool craft idea in a book I was flipping through recently called Watercolor Lettering by Jess Park and I thought it would make a great post for our staff blog. In it, Jess Park briefly explained how to make abstract paintings using just soap and “liquid watercolor”. So I headed over to…

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Where’s Waldo? (Bee with Flower Basket)

Our new spring resin is so cute I had to paint one of them ASAP! I chose to paint the adorable Bee with Flower Basket. I wanted to do a spin on the bee theme, so I chose to do a character known for wearing stripes from the book series Where’s Waldo? I had fun…

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