Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

  A couple of my friends threw this project together for a group of ladies here and it turned out so super cute! It was so fast and easy to do that I just fell in love with it right away!  They did 2 sizes.  This one is 12x18 and then there was a smaller one that was 8x10.  Of course Chatty Walls did the vinyl for us.  :)  We used it as a stencil.  Thanks Chelon!  And Holly and her sweet husband bought and prepared all the wood for these!  You all are awesome thanks so much!
I just love the colors too.  Something fun and different.  I think Holly found the idea on someone's website, but I'm not sure where, or I would give them credit!  The colors I used are Americana's Snow White and Napa Red.  Which in my opinion is the best red in the world.  I love it.  And then I tried the Martha Stewart paints for the first time for the blue and can I just say I am a believer?!!  It is so nice and thick and just paints on so pretty.  I got Blue Sky in the satin finish.  Which I wasn't sure what that meant, but it dried with an almost pearlized quality to it.  I love it!  When I was done, I sanded the whole thing and then rubbed over it with a walnut oil ink pad to antique it.  Then I did a clear varnish on top of that.  My kids all helped and it was fun for all of us and easy enough for a 4 year old to help with.

1 comment:

  1. Your "stockings" are so ridiculously cute - me likee! Adding this to the 'ol pin board asap.