Sunday, November 27, 2016

White-Out




Welcome!
The color that transforms 
everything 
into a clean, crisp, classic,
brightens our 
joyful 
Christmas mantel.




Switching 
to a white-out mantel
at the last minute,
simply offers a reason to grab 
a little more glue 
and a bigger brush!



The NOEL letters, 
originally covered in silver glitter,  
stand out with a fresh coat of white paint.




Silver glitter creates a perfect texture under the paint.




Wrap berries and ribbon 
around the    
nutcrackers, christmas tree
and urn 
after painting.










There are no white Christmas stockings,
(worth purchasing at this late date)
 and without a sewing machine,
burlap is the obvious answer.  
Oops, no white burlap
so 
the stockings are painted white.

The burlap is cut, painted and glued together.
A wide ribbon 
and thin red accent 
are placed atop to complete the design. 




No white garland?  
Feathers!

Thanks for visiting
and
enjoy your day!





Buffalo Al Fresco



The holidays!  
Those crisp temperatures 
make it a perfect time 
to entertain with warm holiday reds...

 

just include a few apples, paper and bows
atop pinecones and greens.     


  























Thanks for visiting
and 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving-Paint It!


Together 
with family and friends, 
we gather 
with thankful hearts 
and
raise a glass in solidarity.  
Salutations 
to you and yours!



This festive Thanksgiving table 
has a few 
"before and after" details using 
(wait for it...)
PAINT!
We begin with the 
candleholders. 




Before.




The candleholders are brightened with
gold, black and green paint.







The urn 
holding the pumpkin
is also a painted "after."
It is several years old so there is no "before,"
but here is a full view.


The urn is not
pottery or stone, 
but thin glass.  
With those lines and texture, 
it was destined to be a different color.










Organza is wrapped around the napkins.





Paint creates a bit of freedom in decorating.  










Thanks for visiting
and

Monday, November 14, 2016

Paint It!

Paint everything.
Well, almost everything.
With the stroke of a brush, 
my happy obsession 
turns the 
everyday ordinary 
into a 
unique original.

Here's a quick example...
One of the two statues is painted in 
gold 
to create a bit of
drama 
within the visual.
Customize with color...so many options.

Today's painted metamorphic details
start with a before and after photo
of the two selected shades.

The silvery black pumpkins are featured in  
(click on the title above to view the post)
with a base of black paint, 
a second coat of metallic silver
and a 
watery metallic gold wash 
for a bit of sparkle.




Here's a look at the 
painted pumpkins in the
Tower of Terror's Black Boa Dinner Party.




The next table uses 
gray gesso paint 
on the candle holders and tray (under the moss),
with a
dry-brush 
application of 
white gesso.



The pumpkins are painted in a 
gray acrylic  
and 
highlighted 
with a white acrylic.



















Finally, 
here's a look at that tray hidden under the moss.
The crown (from another setting) uses acrylic paint, 
while the tray is in gesso.
The finishes do look similar, 
although I prefer gesso 
for that unfinished, textured effect. 


Thanks for visiting...now go 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Orange Revisited


Got orange? 
Apparently I do...and then some.
Saturation! Saturation!
If you can't make it to the end of the post, 
I'll understand.
Orange is an acquired taste.

Follow me on
Instagram: 
(The shade of orange rarely appears.)


Welcome to November: 
the middle child. 
Between October's drama 
and
December's splendor, 
the happy spectacle fades, 
disappears...vanishes,
so
salutations 
and 
a high salute to 
our 
favorite
middle child!




 Orange and white for breakfast.

  
















Orange and red for brunch.
















Orange and green for lunch.










Orange for doors.








Use a wreath base to create volume.