Hi everybody! This is my first post on this blog. Welcome if you are reading this. I have wanted to start a blog for the past year. So I finally stopped thinking and reading about it and jumped in to it. As I read and heard on Jennifer Allwood’s site, she says stop learning and start doing when it comes to doing something new and facing your fears. I will be learning along the way to make it better. I hope you will join me on this journey. See the “About me” section for further deets about what I want to do with this blog.
I thought I would start with some crafts because that’s what I like to do around the different holidays to decorate, to relax and create. I wanted to see what I could do with some thrift store finds and paint. I actually found some heart shaped items at one of our local stores. Kind of standard Valentine shapes but oh well. We LOVE Valentine’s Day.
I was inspired by Marian of Miss Mustard Seed ( MMS) when she milk painted some paper mache boxes at Christmas – see here- https://missmustardseed.com/milk-painted-gift-boxes/. I also wanted to try out some different shades of pink to see if there were any that inspired my daughter for her room makeover. I picked up some samples of milk paint and Fusion Mineral Paint at http://frontporchmercantile.com . The paper mache heart was a nested trio. I painted this first one with MMS Arabesque. It took the paint lovely. Then I decoupaged some cut out Cavallini paper, stamped some scrolls and sealed it all with Tough Coat.
This second one I painted with Fusion Mineral Paint’s English Rose. I decoupaged the top with a pretty napkin and then swirled some Fusion’s Rose Gold Metallic wax in spots after sealing .
For the last paper mache heart I mixed a custom color which I don’t normally do because I can never get it right and I hate wasting paint. But this turned out nice- it was a bunch of Fusion’s Raw Silk and a little Fort York Red ( I didn’t get the measurements). I had mixed another colour with Champlain and Cranberry but didn’t like it on the mirror so decoupaged it with another pretty napkin . I covered the mirror with Fusion’s Ash to make it into a chalkboard. The banner was from a DIY kit I found at Dollarama but had to paint some extra hearts on some burlap sections- easy with more Raw Silk!
I didn’t find the right pink for my daughter so we’ll keep trying :). It was fun to create anyway!
Our next post will feature a sweet romantic spot in Lower Coverdale. Can’t wait to show you!