Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Painting by Numbers


I like to think I have my "own" style, but
I am not above jumping on a bandwagon.
Especially one that seems to fit 
what I perceive as my style.


This ASCP-painted chalk board is a combination
of three such bandwagons: chalk paint, 
chalk board paint, and numbers - all in one project.

When I found it at the thrift store, it looked like this:


I must admit it pained me just a bit to paint over
the butterfly. It was pretty well-done. But I knew
I wanted to make this piece into a chalk board, 
so I bit the bullet and did it.


Sorry for the blue cast to these photos - 
we're already losing our after 5:00 p.m. sunlight.

Note to self: plan better to make sure 
I have nice photos for you!

Another number project is this plate I had 
painted with ASCP. I free-handed a 2 on it.
It looked PRETTY lame with that wonky 2.


Even if I sanded it almost all off, it still didn't look right. 
So, I redid it.


I used a classic stencil font, enlarged 
to 700 pt. and printed on copy paper. 

I trimmed off the excess paper and
traced it onto the plate with
carbon paper, and finally painted it.

This plate is painted in flat white latex.
It is not a number, but rather a fleur de lis.


All these images were painted in 
acrylic paint and distressed.


These numbers and design were
all done in less than an hour.

I enjoyed doing them so much, 
I decided to do more!

I am keeping a watch out for more
wooden items that can be painted
by numbers. 

Word for the Day:
Acts 16:5
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, 
and they increased in numbers daily.

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3 comments:

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

So cute!
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lynn said...

you know, i love the hand painted number 2, revi! great projects!

Jann Olson said...

Revi, I too am a number lover. Love all of your projects. The chalkboard has such cute lines, and love that number! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Hugs,
Jann