Sunday, December 12, 2010

More Stockings

Christmas Stockings Hand Painted

These stockings were purchased at the Dollar Store and then individually painted. Each member of the family had something painted for their individual tastes and interests. Thanks to the Bass family for letting me help them out. This really was fun. I use paints that came in a set for fabrics. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hand Painted Phone Plate

My sister-in-law had a very ugly phone plate in among some really pretty pictures of old hand painted churches. One of the paintings appeared to be an old Spanish mission so I capitalized on that to paint this phone plate. The plate was purchased at Radio Shack with all the wiring on the back.

Before painting the plate I cleaned it with alcohol and allowed to dry. I penciled in the church and added all the background and trees. Then I filled in the pencil drawing of the church. After all the paint had completely dried I added the limbs on the trees that overlap the church and added the individual leaves on the willow trees. I used acrylic paints and then sprayed with a clear coating so that it can be cleaned.