Friday, May 31, 2013

Told you I would be back soon!  I wanted to share today some pictures of painting projects I have been working on since my AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY products arrived.  I have been spending all my spare time (not all that abundant this time of year) testing out this paint, and I have to tell you, I am really impressed.  I am a rookie when it comes to these type of techniques, and this paint is dummy-proof!  Now, there are a lot of techniques I haven't even tried yet, and I am hoping to take a class from my distributor in New Jersey soon.  I hope to even teach some classes eventually, but in the mean time, I have been having fun!!!

Blue jean is my favorite color so far, and I painted this piece with Blue Jean then applied dark wax to the whole piece.  I love working with the wax, especially the dark, as it gives the paint a "depth" that no paint alone can give.

I do need to say, the pieces that I am posting today are of pieces that are for sale in the stores I have space in.  They may, or may not end up at the barn sale.  But, I will have all colors of the paint, plus wax and top coat, at the sale.

This small dresser is Beach Glass, heavily sanded them brushed with top coat.  I like top coat because it is really easy, AND fast...and, you know, I can be impatient sometimes!

I have used Coral Reef quite a bit, as it is selling at the stores...probably to beach house owners, as it is a really happy, bright summery color.

And then, there is the Plymouth Rock...I dry brushed Smoke Signal over it, and turned an old, tired maple piece into the sweetest server!

Sorry, I don't have a picture of the full piece, but it's still for sale at Peddlers Cottage in St. Micheals, so if you are interested.....  : )

I am currently working on a couple of other pieces, and will post pictures when I am finished.  I'll try not to post a ton of stuff that won't be at the Barn Sale, and pretty soon, I will be painting just FOR the sale, but I wanted to get a few pieces in the stores for people to see examples of the paint.  And, the samples keep selling!  Not that I mind that....

Hope you have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

love that beach glass dresser!