one of my cheery, colorful sunflowers and to all else who comes in friendship to my blog.... Enjoy.
It is wonderful to be able to have summer and winter sports all within a few miles of us. Who could ask for anything more? Next week I will hopefully have a river raft photo to post.
was told I might have a black one in the mixture I was given and planted but had no idea it would be this black....it is scrumptious.... I wonder what it would take to paint this and do it justice. There are so many other colors showing in the darkest black areas especially red and of course the purple.
I hope you enjoy the picture.
When painting a screen door:
1. Paint your design on the side you want the design to show.
I want to be able to see the design from inside and outside so now I need to paint another rose on the other side.
2. You do not want the paint to clog the screen holes so blow gently to remove paint....afterwards I use a dressmaking pin or needle to poke through any clogs I miss.
3. Make sure that your touch is very light when you are painting on screen.
4. I painted my screen at night so that I had the darkness as a backdrop so that I could "see" what I was doing. Worked GREAT. When I paint the outside I will again do it at night and turn off the inside lights so I have darkness.
SUCH fun...and it is a neat way to "see" the screen.
Mixed media is a new venture for me and it has been an unbelievable journey as I uncover a lot of things about myself. It has helped me to get "out of the box" as well as helped my creative side to merge out a little. I have met and swapped with some extra-ordinary people whose talent has amazed and delighted me.
My computer is nearly ready to be picked up so soon I will be able to download some new art pieces / photos etc.
Gallery Glass is made by Plaid and is the only glass paint that I have ever tried to use. For me it provides the results I want for the glass surfaces that I use. I just purchased a one paned vintage window which I am going to use to do a piece to hang from my porch. I am anxious to find a design I like, get it leaded, painted and "up" to enjoy.
It takes a little bit of practice, a steady hand for leading, and a lot of little learned tricks to turn glass into some beautiful faux stained glass pieces but well worth the effort.