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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all! Toy box

posted by: oceanna on 12.21.2011 at 03:56 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Just dropped in to wish you all a great holiday season!

I got a new grand baby in August, so I thought you might like to see the toy box I painted for him:

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One of these days I will paint a cute little wooden stool I have for him, to match the box.

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clipped on: 01.13.2012 at 01:26 pm    last updated on: 01.13.2012 at 01:26 pm

Turkey Napkin Holders

posted by: phonegirl on 10.11.2010 at 01:02 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Nothing fantastic but painted these little turkey's to use on a fall table. Highlighted the one edge of feathers with pink to go with my new turkey plates. Should of taken a picture before varnishing and would of repainted.LOL I haven't had much extra time in my life but want to help keep our painting forum rolling.

Punk

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clipped on: 10.17.2010 at 09:13 am    last updated on: 10.17.2010 at 09:13 am

Painting chandelier bulbs..

posted by: paintingfool on 08.29.2010 at 09:44 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

I have been painting on light bulbs for more than ten years now, and on occasion I paint on my burned out chandelier bulbs. This one I gave to my neighbor because it had a little flaw, no one else would notice it but I did so I won't sell it. She also asked for a Mrs. Claus (Boob) ornament so I painted her one. It has been tough finding ornaments to paint on, I love the flat round clear ornaments but haven't seen them this year yet. So I painted on a square one I found at Hobby Lobby. And I think I will have to break down and buy enamel paints because it is too hard painting with acrylic on glass.

Today I painted Santa faces on wood hearts. The wood came from an old house, probably flooring, and it was grainy. It must be oak with so much graining in it. Any way, I completed six ornaments today. But I have hundreds to go.

Talk to yall later.
B

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clipped on: 10.02.2010 at 08:48 am    last updated on: 10.02.2010 at 08:48 am

Painted blocks and a sign

posted by: luvstocraft on 09.10.2010 at 06:42 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Karen aka Purplemoon emailed me the pic of the tired out santa and it was so cute that I just had to paint a couple of them. Yes, this one with the purple background is going to her. ;o) I looked through some of my Halloween mags and ran across these Halloween characters that I had earmarked, so got busy and painted them on some blocks. In the mag, they were cutouts used as ornaments. They were fun and easy to paint so I may end up actually doing some cutouts of them if I figure out where I'd like to use them. Enjoy!

Luvs

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clipped on: 09.15.2010 at 05:08 am    last updated on: 09.15.2010 at 05:08 am

Clip board

posted by: paintingfool on 08.09.2010 at 11:47 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

I know, you are probably thinking I have done enough roses lately - but I am painting for my ETSY shop and also for the booth, and for a craft show. And these sell very well. Anyway, here is a clip board I picked up at AC Moore. It is only about 4"x6". It is a different version of the stroke rose. Sorry for the blurry photo, the tech said my camera is out of date - it is only four years old!!

Oh, guess I had better clean the clamp, you can see little spatters of paint.

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clipped on: 08.11.2010 at 08:40 am    last updated on: 08.11.2010 at 08:40 am

Little bunny with flower

posted by: luvstocraft on 03.02.2010 at 08:37 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Found this little wooden plate at the TS and decided to paint this little bunny on it. Luvs

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clipped on: 03.03.2010 at 11:14 am    last updated on: 03.03.2010 at 11:15 am

Little Valentine Heart Magnets

posted by: anjabee on 01.27.2010 at 10:14 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Ok, so I didn't want to get onto a big project tonight so I decided to do a few little V-day magnets to put on my fridge and to have something fun to post here. ha I know ya'll are sick of my excuses....valid though they may be. =D So these are from the book Holidaze by Gaye Shoell. She is one of my favorite artists. Her designs were meant to be pins and jewelry, but I like making them into holiday magnets. These are about the size of a 1/2 dollar. I have some silver spray glitter that does a faint sheen of sparkle that I may spray them with too, but didn't know how it would make the photo look. Hope ya'll enjoy em. =) ~Anj

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clipped on: 01.30.2010 at 09:45 am    last updated on: 02.07.2010 at 09:55 am

Share pics of your holiday painted items

posted by: luvstocraft on 12.13.2009 at 11:34 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Now that everyone has their decorations out for Christmas, I thought it might be fun if we shared some of our painted decorations.

I imagine most of you have seen mine as I've made them, but I'll try to snap some pics so you can see them in place with my other Christmas decorations.

Here's a pic or two to start, I'll be back with more later.

Luvs

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clipped on: 12.16.2009 at 09:32 am    last updated on: 12.16.2009 at 09:32 am

Santa duo

posted by: luvstocraft on 11.30.2009 at 10:26 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Here's a pic of the two Santas I just completed. You may remember them since I made one last year and gave it as a gift. This is a fast, easy pattern from one of Susan Jill Hall's books. Luvs

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clipped on: 12.02.2009 at 08:17 am    last updated on: 12.02.2009 at 08:18 am

More ornaments

posted by: paintingfool on 09.15.2009 at 01:30 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Here are a few on the wood spools I purchased in Houston. Quick and easy to do except the wire thing. It has to be strong enough to hold the spool and flexible enought to twist around. Had to hold the nose on the snowman for a long time to dry - was afraid to use hot glue. Off to paint gingerbread.
B

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clipped on: 09.28.2009 at 09:14 pm    last updated on: 11.10.2009 at 07:41 am

I need your help with this...

posted by: paintingfool on 05.08.2009 at 10:40 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

I am almost finished with this painting but I am stuck on what to do with the top. I need your ideas - should I just paint Welcome, or maybe Home Sweet Home,or what? I purchased this wood at Joann's Fabric but it was a little bigger than I wanted but I thought I could put something at the top. Now that I am looking at it I should have painted it horizontally, it would have looked better. Oh, well, too late now. So, tell me what you suggest.
B

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clipped on: 05.14.2009 at 03:44 pm    last updated on: 05.14.2009 at 03:44 pm

Quick & Easy signs for Christmas

posted by: luvstocraft on 05.04.2009 at 01:44 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

These are some of the projects I have been working on to take back for my sisters, sis in laws, and nieces.

Everyone always loves Christmas decorations, so I wanted to include a few for them to choose from.

The rectangular signs were just made from rough fence boards that I had on hand. I didn't sand them down smooth since I liked the rough texture for these. The large Santa is on 1/4 inch plywood.

Luvs

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clipped on: 05.05.2009 at 07:38 am    last updated on: 05.05.2009 at 07:39 am

Smokin' Santa

posted by: phonegirl on 04.22.2009 at 01:38 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Finished my santa tray. I used glitter paint on all of it around him but the photo doesn't show. The writing doesn't show up much either but thought I share for what it's worth. This was out of Jean Zawicki's santas.

Punk

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clipped on: 04.27.2009 at 07:53 pm    last updated on: 04.27.2009 at 07:53 pm

Sittin' Santas

posted by: phonegirl on 04.23.2009 at 12:28 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

CC's comment (not your typical santa) on my other santa post made me think of these 3 that I've been working on and thought I was done with. Sigh! After taking the pictures I see I still need to finish some line work. I never varnish until after posting.

I think this is what you meant by not your typical santa. If it is, you are right DD would not have any of these displayed in her home but some of us seem to like any thing painted. LOL Punk

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clipped on: 04.27.2009 at 07:50 pm    last updated on: 04.27.2009 at 07:51 pm

What I've been up too.

posted by: gail1055 on 04.16.2009 at 02:05 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

I've been having a very busy winter here in florida. I've had request for personalized signs and ideas I never would of come up with. Here's some of them. And as always my friends keep me supplied with old fan blades. Gail ;~).


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clipped on: 04.19.2009 at 03:54 pm    last updated on: 04.19.2009 at 03:54 pm

Cheating Bunny

posted by: colorcrazy on 04.14.2009 at 09:32 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

I found this wooden bunny in the Thrift Store on Saturday. It said "JAKE" on the carrots. I was buying stuff for an Easter basket for my 89 yo mother, June. So all I had to do was re-paint two carrots. Someone here on this forum made me realize that stuff can be re-painted. Thanks!

(Didn't think to take a pix of the back of the rabbit, but it had a "real" cotton tail.)

Mom's Rabbit

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clipped on: 04.15.2009 at 07:27 pm    last updated on: 04.15.2009 at 07:27 pm

Quick projects

posted by: luvstocraft on 01.25.2009 at 11:39 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

These were supposed to be quick little projects just for fun while traveling, but I ended up having to finish them at home.

The tree was an after Christmas clearance item, and the rocks were picked up while walking my dogs. I enjoy taking my paints along so I can paint in the evenings before bedtime.

Hope they make you smile or chuckle--not fine art, but just for fun. ;o)

Luvs

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clipped on: 01.29.2009 at 11:05 am    last updated on: 01.29.2009 at 11:05 am

painted Turtle rock (pic)

posted by: kraftymom on 01.22.2009 at 09:34 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Just finished this rock for a co-worker who collects turtles. An idea from one of Lin Wellford's books.

Turtle Rock

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clipped on: 01.29.2009 at 11:04 am    last updated on: 01.29.2009 at 11:04 am

Gingerbred Couple

posted by: phonegirl on 11.25.2008 at 11:47 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Just finished this tonight so thought I'd share. Can't wait to see some more of your projects. I'll head back to the painting room and see what else I can finsih up. I have so much to paint that I hope to finish for Christmas gifts so best get busy.


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clipped on: 12.07.2008 at 03:05 pm    last updated on: 12.07.2008 at 03:05 pm

RE: I painted one (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: paintingfool on 11.26.2008 at 10:17 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Thanks again, yall.

Luvs, I didn't have a pattern for this one but I remember seeing the children in an old book so I used soapstone(makes a very thin drawing that can be wiped off, just like chalk but a thinner line). I drew in where I wanted the water, the horizon line and after I completed painting everything, I drew the children. I really struggled with it because I hate to do special orders, always feel like it won't be what they wanted. I would much rather paint what I like and then hope someone comes along that likes it too.

The craft show went really well. We had a booth full of things but the ornaments sold the most - and I made the most in sales. We were a little short of making $1100. The attendance was down from what I remember several years ago but we also do not have the shows we use to have either. I hate that because I love finding things that someone has made or painted for my tree (which as you know is a real hodge podge of everything. One of the things that sold really well (the price was way too cheap - $2.50) was the cinnamon stick snowmen. She painted it very quickly, added a clay nose and the hats were the cutest, some were tiny little baskets turned upside down and the others were the fingers cut from mittens. One lady came in and purchased over $300 in just ornaments, she was so excited she just flitted from one thing to the other!! The second photo shows the craft sticks I purchased at Dollar Tree, just painted real quick Santas and Snowmen, sold 24 out of 30. I also painted Mrs. Claus' dress on an ornament, hope it shows up. The ornament in the little plastic bag is of a white seal on the ice - just darling.



This little snowman reminded me of you, Luvs.





I attached the pictures of the boxes I picked up at Dollar Tree to show you how you can use that 18K gold pen to edge the box also. I used it on just about everything. Hope you like it.
B

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clipped on: 11.26.2008 at 02:20 pm    last updated on: 11.26.2008 at 02:21 pm

I painted one

posted by: paintingfool on 11.24.2008 at 10:01 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Finally, I have painted a Lightbulb Santa for myself. I am not going to let this one get away! I purchased a soldering iron in the craft section at Joann's fabric and it is great. I used it to attach the O ring at the top of the bulb. I have posted one before by scanning, this is a photo and it shows up much better. I am also attaching a photo of the longerberger basket I painted. The lady wanted a camping scene, she plans to load the basket with ornaments for her grown children. Very sweet.

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clipped on: 11.26.2008 at 02:17 pm    last updated on: 11.26.2008 at 02:20 pm

Look What I Found

posted by: phonegirl on 10.21.2008 at 09:45 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Just in time for Halloween. It pays to have cleaning time. These are some pumpkins I painted for outside years ago. I put them out even though the one is not looking very good.







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clipped on: 10.26.2008 at 12:29 pm    last updated on: 10.26.2008 at 12:29 pm

New Project....Snowpeople

posted by: candy1954 on 02.25.2008 at 01:21 pm in Crafts and Decorations Forum

I hope I am not overposting as I am new to this site. I am trying to get a pix into gallery..
I am a crafter I do tole painting however I wanted to try my hand at snowmen for the winter season. I haven't sewn since HS and that was a loooooooooong time ago. Hope this works and thanks,
Candy
sage snowboy with lights

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clipped on: 06.18.2008 at 04:02 pm    last updated on: 06.18.2008 at 04:02 pm

Another idea of what to paint on

posted by: gail1055 on 06.22.2007 at 01:36 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

I'm always looking for something different to paint. I came up with the idea of painting on old ceiling fan blades. They're easy to find and I think they make a cute welcome or address sign to hang by the front door. Also a friend of mine asked me to paint her walking cane. She said if she needed to use a cane she wanted it to be pretty. I like how it turned out. Now I'm trying to find more old wooden canes to paint for my booth at this falls show. Here's what they look like. Gail















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clipped on: 08.12.2007 at 08:24 pm    last updated on: 08.12.2007 at 08:25 pm

Christmas stars

posted by: anjabee on 09.10.2006 at 06:44 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

I know it's a little early for Christmas, but here are the Christmas stars I finished.

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RE: Freebie sites (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: anjabee on 10.18.2006 at 12:13 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Gosh there are tons, here are a few of the ones I have saved to favorites:

www.decoart.com

www.northpolechristmas.com

www.christmasfreebies.com (coloring pages and more. I'll be using the coloring pages now that luvs has shown us how great they can work for patterns)

http://home.att.ne/~DLeddy/free.html

www.createanddecorate.com (has a new free online project every month and sometimes it's a paint project, you just have to check back every month)

www.busybee.ns.ca/links/freebies/htm

www.deltacrafts.com

www.decorativeartist.com

www.freecraftsayings.com

www.paintworksmag.com (one free project each month)

www.mypaintpalette.com (1 free)

www.michaels.com (go to craft painting tab then decorative painting)

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clipped on: 12.31.2006 at 03:08 pm    last updated on: 12.31.2006 at 03:08 pm

I painted some lightbulbs.....

posted by: flamingo_in_ar on 12.15.2006 at 12:28 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

...for an ornament party I go to and posted the picture at the crafts forum. Luvstocraft invited me to share it with you, also. I used to post here a little years ago when this forum was brand new.

These are from a Sandy Holman book, "Watts Next" and are pretty simple to do. The worst part is the beak, it took 3 coats of straw to cover over the black. That wouldn't be so bad, but I made 24 bulbs. :) If I had these back, I'd put a little extra something on the cuff of the hat, it's looking a bit plain to me.

I've made penguin bulbs, too, a few years ago, but they were so labor intensive, I only did 8 of them.

One thing I learned, as I didn't have enough blown bulbs when I needed them- bulbs are CHEAP. I ended up buying some new ones, trading them with bulbs in lamps that had been there for a while and then painting on them even though they were still good. Compared to wood, bulbs are a very inexpensive surface to paint on. Just be sure to wash the bulbs really well so your paint will stick.

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