Category Archives: Painting

One UFO done and more to come

I have been so far behind on many different projects, but my niece wanted to come over and paint, so it made for a perfect excute to set up the portable table in the family room, put on one of our favorite movies (Wives and Daughters) and paint to our little hearts content. 

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Recipe Box using Shara’s Funky Folk Art

I love Shara Reiner’s whimsical take on folk art. I had the Scallop Box that I thought would work great as a recipe box as a gift for my niece’s bridal shower.

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Fall Candy Corn

A local craft store advertisement had these cute Candy Corns painted on cylindrical cones and I immediately thought of our set of 3, Puffed Trees and how they would be great as Candy Corns.

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Quick Ornaments

I have 32 nieces and nephews and 11 grand-nieces and nephews. (I’ll pause here so your eyes can refocus.)  My mom likes to create ornaments every year for her grandchildren (my nieces and nephew if you are family tree challenged).  So every year, I am on the look-out for ideas to help my mom out, especially since I usually enlist myself to help her make these ornaments. (See other ornament options here.)

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Bless Our Country Banner

      My son is currently serving a mission for our church in Brazil, and in his weekly letters he always tells us about life there (he is in the southernmost state of Rio Grande del Sul near Porto Alegre, beautiful but life is definitely different than here in the US and in Canada). …

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Create this Cute Giftbag

This cute gift bag was created using our Canvas Lunch Sack and DecoArt’s SoSoft Paints.  I adapted a design found in Laurie Spelt’s Simple Sampler book.  This was my first real painting project on canvas.  If you remember I did stencil kitchen towels in an earlier post, but this was really my first actual painting…

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I love to paint Shara Reiner designs!

Shara Reiner’s designs are so much fun to paint, and can easily be adapted to fit a variety of surfaces. In her latest book, Shara’s Funky Folk Art, Vol. 2 she has so many designs that I want to paint. I just loved her stacking boxes designs and can’t wait to paint them all. After…

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Painting Day Fun

I went on a painting frenzy; once I started Icouldn’t stop!

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A special teacher gift

Every year since my oldest son was in kindergarten, I gave his teacher a hand painted gift as a thank you for a great year. My oldest son is now in high school, so that tells you how long I have been doing this, and my youngest is finishing 4th grade. Last year I had…

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Progress!

I’m an instant gratification kind of gal and being able to use stencils….

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