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« on: July 28, 2006 12:34:14 PM »

Hi All,

Just finished this up and was fairly pleased. It is a wooden switchplate cover from Lowe's.

The undercoat is green with a candle rubbed over then ivory on top. Then, I use a green scrubby to scrub the ivory back off where the wax was so it has that shabby look.

next, I just brush sketched the flowers and painted them in. Finished with three coats of clear sealer.



Now, to get back to painting some more!

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006 12:40:51 PM »

That is lovely!  Very summery-- I bet they will be very popular on etsy! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006 09:38:09 AM »

this is great! I wish I had more light-plates, then I could do this.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006 01:17:12 PM »

Thanks for the compliments SonjaBoo and Trip_and_Fall.

So far so good on Etsy - no sale but more looks than I expected.

Painting these cover plates is almost addictive - they are small and useful and oh so much fun to paint.

I've got 5 more in progress now so I'd better get back to painting  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006 06:20:00 PM »

Beautiful. Mabye you could do custom orders on etsy?
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2008 09:28:31 AM »

The lightswitch turned out great.
I have a quick question. What kind of sealer did you use? I'm in the midst of repainting a wooden framed mirror with an actual painting- not just one color. So I was wondering what would work without smearing the painting.
This is the stuff I have:
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Is it what you used?
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2008 09:50:03 AM »

That's very "Shabby chic" without the massive pricetag. Yay you!
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2008 07:06:54 AM »

Hi All, Sorry for disappearing there -lots of work that had to be done.

I hope this isn't too late to help, Dollydagger, but I used Nimocks clear spray sealer on the switchplates. I'm not sure it would help for something large because it's kind of pricey for that. Good old varnish is what I would try first -whatever you use, be sure to make a test sample first. I learned that the hard way!

Thanks everyone for the encouragement, the Etsy trial was a limited success. The switchplates are down, but I'm in the midst of working up some 5 x 7 original watercolor sketches for that market. Will keep you posted.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2008 11:33:21 AM »

Beautiful!  Thanks for explaining the steps....I've always wondered how people get that "weathered" look in just the right spots.  Great job! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2008 09:08:38 PM »

That is beautiful. I have mod-podged things onto mine in the past.
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