And yes, how cool is it that Matthew has included several of my favorite blog projects and home vignettes in his magazine. Along with one of my design idols and authors, Mary Emmerling, and new-found designers that I am now loving too.
Effortless artsy, rusty, crusty effects are all the rage right now, thanks to Modern Masters and their fabulous Metal Effects line. They’ve also recently introduced Metal Effects Kits in Rust, Green and Blue Patinas, available online at TheHomeDepot.com. If you love crusty stuff, like old cars, metal accessories, and even artwork, we are kindred spirits. For years I have been scavenging in the local junkyard for years to grab gorgeous scraps of real copper and rust, made by nature, to incorporate into custom metal artwork for clients.
FIRST, PSSSSTTTTT. Look what I found on a page inside Prairie Style Magazine!
The amazing stylist, blogger, author, Fifi O’neill has discovered that I adore color – specifically bohemian color and pattern combos. I am sworn to secrecy (it’s so hard not reveal all), but Fifi has divulged that I will be sharing color inspiration in her new BOHO Style Magazine, on newsstands January 12.
Color. Inspiration. Hint, hint. Details to come!
GIFT SOME COLOR INSPIRATION FOR CHRISTMAS!
by Debbie Dion Hayes & Friends from the USA and Canada
48 pages on heavy coated stock, 6″ by 9″ * built-in color wheel
Suggested retail is $19.95 in the USA and Canada, plus applicable tax and/or shipping
THE NOTEBOOK IS A PERFECT GIFT, NO MATTER WHICH PAINT PRODUCTS YOUR DIYer LOVES
There are no recipes, or brands, mentioned! So any painter is free to interpret their inspirations.
From the 2-year-old me, and the artsy me, Happy Thanksgiving!
I am ever grateful to my family, friends, clients, blog readers, paint and project lovers, students, printers, Color Inspiration Notebook retailers and readers, and companion kitties for a fast, fabulous, 2 years in business. You all allow me to do what I love so much.
All the best, and cheers to you,
Do you love the look of old ceiling tins that are all the rage on social media just now? I do. There are so many options, including using paint and stencils for artful, gorgeous designs that range from aged and rustic, to elegant, to modern industrial.
You may have already discovered that using pretty, patterned, dinner napkins as a background can become lovely and aged after découpage and glazing. But have you ever gone one more step by adding an overall raised stencil with Wood Icing®?
I just experimented with this process as a new idea for walls, cabinet door inserts, book covers and canvas art. Use different napkin patterns and stencils for ever-changing effects. To see more of the background pattern, use less glaze or a smaller stencil design.
I can’t tell you how many individuals and shop owners I know who could be selling so much more if they could just buckle down and create a basic, attractive, website. But they can’t begin to make it happen.
“It’s too hard. It’s too expensive. I don’t have time. I can’t do it. Do I really need it? Mine is fine. (It’s really not.)”
Is this you?
Take 2 aspirin and email me at Debbie@MyPatchOfBlueSky.com.
I promise this is much easier and more affordable than you think. I do website design for retailers all the time. I’ll show you!
The Art Ladies. A unique, dynamic group of my long-time friends who originally bonded during our term as board members of the local Artists’ League. For almost 15 years we have met for dinner one a month to talk art, learn from each other, challenge each other, and share our lives.