Friday, May 10, 2013

White on White Raised Plaster Panel

Today I wanted to show you the second raised plaster panel I did with the same stencil I used last week.  I really disliked the panel I painted in Duck Egg Blue last week while I was working on it, but then when I applied the wax, it was really transformed.  I still thought I would like the white on white better, but in reality neither myself or my husband are as happy with it as the first panel.  My husband thinks I should have gone over the raised plaster with a lighter white, and he may be right.  Lucky for me I have one more of these cabinet doors, so guess what I'll be doing next week.

It's pretty, but it doesn't have that old world charm that my first panel did.
The contrast of the two colors really does make a huge difference.  I'll keep working on this.  I love the idea of the raised plaster and I also have to tell you that this is very sturdy.  Don't ask me how, it just is.  For instructions on this method here is the

Thanks for visiting.  I have new projects planned and I also have an art class next week with Rita Reade of  She is teaching a sign painting class and a soldering class.  Yes, I'm playing hooky for one day to take a class with one of my friends from Christie Repasy's class.  So hopefully I will have something to share on that end too.  Have a great weekend.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fanciful Clipboards

Today I wanted to share a project I did last weekend and it's very similar to the book stacks I shared about a month ago only this time I used clipboards.  These could be used for photo displays, paperwork or recipes in the kitchen, and when they are not in use, they look terrific just stuck on a nail.

I used my Maison d' Stencils that I had on hand.  I had to leave off a line here or there to fit it all in, but even with that, I love the way these came out.
I picked up the old clipboards at yard sales, painted them with Annie Sloan graphite and stenciled with light ivory and then lightly waxed the paint so as not to leave any residue.
I love how these turned out.

I am almost finished with the raised plaster stencil I did in white on white and I hope to share that in the next couple of days. 
Before I leave you today I just wanted to give a huge thank you to Karen Valentine for helping me with some recent blog problems I have been having.  This is not the first time I have had to call on Karen to fix something that has gone awry.  She has a beautiful blog herself called My Desert Cottage and another one called Building Beautiful Blogs.  If you need some tweaking or help to fix a mysterious problem that arises, I highly recommend Karen.  She's quick, friendly and very affordable especially for those of us that are more technically challenged than others, and although she did not design my actual blog, she has more than helped me a time or two to spruce things up on my existing blog so I have added her button on my sidebar right along with my Maison d' Stencil button.  FYI, I do not get any compensation for promoting this fabulous stencil line.  It just happens to be one of my favorites and I happily promote them.  They have been gracious enough to include a couple of my projects on their blog as well.