That’s right, you can save 50% on all Papillon Brush Sets, including Specialty Sets! Sale ends March 19th, 2017.
I have been saving jars for a while now…you know, you find all of those fun ideas on Pinterest and you start collecting so that one day you just might be able to attempt a project. Well, after having these jars sitting on my kitchen counter all clean and ready, I decided to make them into some Valentine projects that are quick and easy with Americana Decor Chalky Paint. With just two colors, Romance and Lace, and a heart stencil I have in my stash, and a few strips of Valentine themed fabric, I set to work. It took a couple coats of each to really cover the jars, but I love how the Chalky Paint covered the glass. I used our Dual Sided Paint Pouncers to stencil the hearts on the jars, which gave me a smooth even coverage, they are a must try if you have not used them before. Once the jars dried completely I finished with two coats of Americana Decor Varnish Light Satin. I love how this varnish gave them a glossy finish without being to harsh. To finish the projects, I added a fabric bow and to the smaller jar a glass candle votive cup…the perfect home made Valentine gift. Happy Painting!
We are having a Book Sale! Save 35% on All Books until March 19th, 2017. Shop Sale Here: http://www.artistsclub.com/cfBooks/books_list.cfm?id=100103&media=blogpost
This past year has been a bit crazy. In September of 2015, I lost my mom to cancer and since then, we have been sorting through her huge craft stash and so much more. I have inherited lots of fabric, batting, as well as unique little furniture pieces. I came across her wooden stool that she used all the time and this weekend, I decided to give it a new look. Among her many items in her craft stash were a bunch of old flour sacks, so I picked out one that I liked and went to work. I used DecoArt Americana Lamp Black Acrylic paint and painted the legs and bottom of the stool. Then I stacked several layers of batting on the top of the stool and then wrapped, stretched, and then nailed the flour sack in place. After trimming up the edges of the flour sack and adding a few more finishing nails, my mom’s old wooden stool now has a new look, and I couldn’t be happier.
We have two wonderful new books that you are not going to want to pass up!
First is our Exclusive book called, Seasons from the Artist’s Club that features 16 seasonal and Christmas designs by some of your favorite artists. We loved creating this one, and hope you will love it too!
The second book is Country’s Edge, Vol. 11 by Shirley Koenig! This book is packed full of amazing and beautiful designs that will please the realistic painter! So, don’t forget to get your copy!
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so how about some FREE Downloadable patterns to get you ready for the holiday. We have two fun designs for you to choose from, or you can paint both. We hope you enjoy these patterns as much as we do.
Happy St. Pat’s Day by Loretta Mateik
Irish Blessings by Christy Hartman
Here is an Exclusive and FREE Downloadable pattern by popular artist Sharon Bond! Owl Always Love You is a delightful project and is great for painters of all levels. Make sure to download your copy today!
Today is Week 11 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas! Can you believe Christmas is next week, where has the year gone? This weeks FREE Downloadable pattern is “Holiday Sheep” by MaryJo Tuttle.
Freezin’ Friends by Sharon Cook is this week’s Free Downloadable pattern on our Web site. Make sure you stop by and get your pattern. Only two more weeks left of our 12 Weeks of Christmas!
Can you believe we are halfway through our 12 Weeks of Christmas?! Hard to believe, but we are. We hope you enjoy this week’s FREE Downloadable pattern, Snowball Blessings by Deb Antonick. Happy Painting everyone!