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Are you snowed in? We have been for a couple of days this week, enjoying the wintery weather a bit, but also dreaming of spring and anxious to see the yard and blooms again. I decided to venture into my studio and take advantage of the quiet time to conjure up a very simple dimensional hand-painted wall, furniture, or canvas art finish. I used leftover paint and products: some Wood Icing® Textura Paste to add dimension, Chalk Paint®, a large graphic flower stencil, and Modern Masters metallic paints.
Voila! This finish is artsy, easy enough for the snowed-in-kids to help with, and fast-drying.
Many thanks to Melanie Royals and the team at Royal Design Studio, who publishes the online design magazine PaintAndPattern.com, for including my tutorials for a second year in 2015! Clearly, I am nuts about stenciling and all sorts of patterns, from contemporary, to Moroccan, and everything in between.
Thanks as well for sending so many stencils and modellos for me to use in my workshops at ArtFusion in Santa Fe. They are always a huge hit.
Yes, our home is very Boho, with lots of color and pattern in stenciled furniture, accessories, and artwork. Just when I think I can’t imagine one more stenciling project, I get inspired again, often by fellow P+P bloggers like Deb Trombley, of NomadicDecorator.com and so many more.
I’m looking forward to many new project adventures using Royal Design Studio stencils, modellos, Stencil Cremes and who knows what else in 2016. See you there!
As you can see, Buggy Buggerson immediately claimed ownership of this little upholstery loveseat, which is right in the soft afternoon sun. I wrote the blog project for Royal Design Studio‘s PaintAndPattern.com blog and it was a favorite by readers in 2015, and me, including folks at ApartmentTherapy.com!
This chippy stenciled finish project is the most visited this year on MyPatchOfBlueSky.com. And, it’s one that I love to teach! I learned the basics when I attended training with Artisan Enhancements, when I began working with the company on blogging and other projects. Then I added a spin using their foil on the canvas edges, and more.
If you are familiar with Artisan Enhancements products and Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, be sure to give this project a whirl. If they are new to you, it’s a great way to experience several products at once.
Here’s one of my many favorite projects for Fusion Mineral Paint, using their paint, Tinting Kits, Sand Stone Texture, Gilding Paste, and Beeswax Finish.
There’s nothing like the feeling of taking a piece like this large, boring plant stand and making it a fabulous statement in a room!
Wow, what a great year in the Blue Sky studio!
I have been looking back on so many blogging projects that I worked on during 2015 that you may have missed.
During December I will share some favorites – those perfect for quick Holiday projects, and some that I just loved doing.
Here’s a simple, fun, perpetual calendar I made for PaintAndPattern.com, with Royal Design Studio numbers stencils, Chalk Paint and Soft Wax by Annie Sloan. There’s still time to make a bunch for stocking stuffers!