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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Oh Such A Cutie!

Today I want to share the latest piece I have finished for Auntie Em's. I love how this turned out and love the
Sweet Pickins paint line I used on it.
 
****First Steps****
 
I used Flour Sack as 
the base color for the whole piece and for the
two colors, of the green and blue.

 
This is two pieces that come apart so
I started with the top piece and sanded it so it
had a bit of a tooth for the paint to grab.
 
 
 
 
I painted the whole piece in the Flour Sack
and added some Extra Bond,

also from SP paints, just to
make sure it would adhere to the piece.
After the paint dried I sanded it
smooth.
 
 
 
****Painting The Top Piece****
 
Next I used some Vaseline in areas
so that the paint would come off in
specific spots. 
Worked great!
It sanded right off
when the paint dried,
and I began sanding again.
You can see in the photo above
the areas that are
still white is where I used the Vaseline to
get it to chip away.
 
****Mixing The Green Color****
 
I began by mixing Flour Sack and Sweety Jane,
 3 parts Flour Sack and 1 part Sweety Jane. 
It was a bit too dark and I wanted it to
be even lighter so I added more
of the Flour Sack until I got the shade I wanted.
Sorry bit I didn't measure, but easy enough.
 
 
****Mixing The Blue Color***
 
The Blue was a mix of Flour Sack, and
then I mixed Colbalt and Ole Blue in
randomly until I reached the color
I wanted, which was something of
a light, light blue.
Sorry, again I didn't measure.
(I cook the same way!)
I painted and sanded.
 
 
 
****The Drawers****
 
Since there are 2 drawers
I needed some knobs, but they had to
go with the theme of the piece.
 
I didn't have one yet...
 
 
 
 
 
I had been wanting to use these
 beautiful napkins
I had ordered for a
unknown future piece and
so decided this would be the one.
Since knobs is my business I began
running through all the designs I offer
and was so pleased to get to use 
these NEW little birdies.
They are so adorable
and like I said, they are NEW!
Whoot!!!
I get to use them too!!!
As you can see the napkin and the
"Birds to Sing to Me"
are a perfect match.
If you are as crazy about them as I am here is
where you can purchase a set of your own.
 
I don't think these napkins are still
available but Aimee has more beauties
to choose from.  Reasonable prices too.
 
****The Wrap Up****
 
I layed the napkins out the way I wanted
them and then used a clear glue to glue them
down.  When they were dry I lightly sanded them.
After a good dusting I used SP Oil Wax to
go over the whole piece.
You don't have to buff it out but I did a bit.
She is fini!
 

 
 
Thanks for following.  Until next time...
 
God Bless You Real Good!
 

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