One of my favorite things

One of my favorite things

This contest is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who commented!

One of my favorite things to do, is to take a pattern that I love, and find a surface in my stash that it will fit on.  When I got Shara Reiner’s latest book, Funky Folk Art, I set off on the adventure of finding surfaces that her fun and funky designs would fit on.  I painted the Halloween design (that she painted on the cabinet), on the Spider Web Welcome Cutout from last fall.  I had such fun painting this in the fresh color palette, and think it turned out darn cute.  While I was on a roll, I took her design that she’d painted on a canvas banner, and reduced it a bit to fit on an 11” X 14” stretched canvas.  I had such a good time!  Have you done this too?
So, we thought that it would be fun to see how you’ve used a pattern and adapted it to fit onto an alternative surface.  Leave us a post telling us about your creative use of a surface and favorite pattern.  We will be giving away a Super Jumbo Clothespin – 12″ to one of our lucky bloggers who post between today (6/8/11) and next Tuesday (6/14/11).  RULES:  No purchase necessary.  Must have a US mailing address.  One entry per person.  Must provide a valid email address to that we can contact you if you win.

8 comments on “One of my favorite thingsAdd yours →

  1. I like to adapt a pattern on a front of an old used book. One of my favorite artists that I love to use is Cynthia Erickson from the Quilted Acorn.

  2. One of my favorite surfaces is old suitcases. Last year, I super-sized Mary Jo’s “Christmas Magic Santa” pattern with the saying “Let There Be Magic In the Merry” and painted it on the side of a great old vintage suitcase…it was a huge hit!!!

  3. Not sure if this is where I’m supposed to post this or not. It’s for the contest about adapting projects. I have photos of the pattern and my finished product but I don’t know where to post them.
    I used the pattern for Narcissus Box by Rebecca Baer ( ). She used it on an unusual shaped wooden box top and I adapted it for an oval shaped paperboard box. Instead of painting the pattern on top, I painted it on the side with a little adapting.

  4. I have done several of the freebies and placed on different surfaces. I would love to post a pic and enter your contest! How do i get a pic on your blog site

  5. I also love to paint on slate. I take bits and pieces from patterns to create an address sign for the front of my house. Renee Mullins has some great patterns to choose from. I mostly paint ornaments for Christmas but do branch out to everyday items also.

  6. I love to paint on slate and use so many things from cloth, moss, plasitic bottles you name it but finding it hard to do, moved and lost all my paintbrushes GRRRRR would love to win thanks

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