Hello friends.....what to see what I found to play with today?
How many of you have gone into a thrift shop
or maybe a really good Home Goods sale
and found nice resin
home accent pieces?
They are very common and usually pretty inexpensive.
I bought this VERY gold and ornate picture frame
a while back with the intention of painting it someday.
Well todays the day!
I love it, but a gal can have just so much chunky gold
Unless it's hanging around my neck or on a finger..
If you get my meaning here.
No prep...no prime
You know the routine by now
Two coats of a 3/1 ratio of Old White and Aubusson Blue
Again...those that complain about a limited ASCP color palette...
Talk to the hand!!!
I lightly dry brushed some Old White over the delicate corner relief
for a pretty lace effect
So here she is before her ASCP spa treatment...
And here she is after...
I applied a coat of clear wax
which I had mixed with some shimmer powder
The photo does not capture it, but the wax has a fine pearl sheen to it
Lets find something else to paint..
Here we go...
another inexpensive resin piece
Petite and ornate mirror
AGAIN with the Gold!
Nothing a little ASCP Antoinette won't fix!
Here's looking at you kid
Just a touch of dry brushed Old White..a smidge of distressing
To the Shop she goes
Just perfect for Spring!
So don't walk away from those outdated chunky gold pieces you find for pennies
Give them the
|notice my cell phone kept close...Annie Sloan could call at any moment..yeah, we are That close!|
These resin ornate candlesticks are everywhere and in every thrift shop
I see them whenever I go picking
I used to ignore them...now I covet them
You know the drill
Duck Egg Blue
Enough careful distressing just to expose the gold beneath
When distressing resin pieces be very easy with the sandpaper
you do not want to distress down to the colorless resin beneath the gold.
Try a just a light wipe of the damp paint with a soft sponge.
Some clear and dark wax to make the decorative details pop
They now have a look of copper patina
Perfect for a Spring table or mantel vignette
Kim, I know you could stage these beauties perfectly
And don't they look beautiful on my Craqueleur table?
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
Sharing with some mighty fine blogs this week