Hello and thanks for looking at my blog. I am a complete beginner but hope to show you some of the things I have been working on.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Paint Fusion.
After attending a workshop with Sheena Douglass in May, I started painting everything that didn't move.
This is a biscuit barrel I was given at Christmas.  ( The biscuits were rubbish but the tin was good)

Then a member of my Tuesday Craft Club  ( at Crafty Addicts in Chorley) gave me a set of table mats she was throwing out, she thought I might be able to paint on them.
 No sooner said than done - well not quite so quickly as I had to peel off the plastic topping, scrape off the picture and the glue.  Then after a couple of coats of primer they were ready to go.  And here's the result.

The mats were inked and embossed round the edges and warnished with matt finish to protect them in case I ever want to actually use them.

I showed them to Sheena at a demo day at Inspirations in Preston.  I have to say I got good marks for my homework.

This is a plastic picnic plate  - didn't dare emboss that!

And this is an easter egg tin bucket, it had colorful pictures of a super hero on it and one side was embossed.  I sprayed it black and decoupaged a sunflower over the emossed part.
I think you can this is the beginning of an obsession.


  1. Well done Barbara they are all beautiful, see you next week :)

  2. Hi Barbara, all the things you have painted are beautiful. I especially like your bisciut box. Hugs x ChrisB