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Friday, August 21, 2020

Christmas??? What?

Have went ahead and pulled out all my Christmas stuff!!  Gosh, it’s a lot!!  

Do you have all the paper pads you’ve ever bought??  Since we never use them all up, we save them!!  I found tons of Christmas paper.  

I spent an hour or so cutting them into card bases.  Some papers have images, so I individually cut them up and put them in a bowl to use. I have tons of scraps too.  I saved a pile of those to add. 

I even already had lots of embellishments already cut out!

  








Friday, August 14, 2020

Upcycle Wooden Toilet Paper Holder


I purchased this Toilet Paper holder 30+ years ago! It was all white with panels that fit inside the front door.  I decided it was time for an upcycle!

I followed Sandy McTier's YouTube video. See below. I used DecoArt paints.


The outside of the wood was slick, so I applied Americana Multi Surface paint in Coffee color.  I applied it with a one inch brush in an X, allowed to dry and did a 2nd coat.


Inside panel prior to repainting.

I had to paint 3 coats of Gesso on it prior to painting to cover the design up.

This was what it looked like when I started.



This is after 2 coats of Coffee Bean 


































DecoArt Premiums Paint colors used: Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Violet, Dioxazine Purple, Carbon Black, Prussian Blue, Sap Green, Titanium White.
I hope this inspires you to upcycle something in your home!!


An Ode to women challenge

A young model. I started just tracing her, then I did colored pencils, then I added watercolor to her. I'm not great at people, but this...