I promised to share the rest of Thursday's treasures so here they are. This cute wooden cupboard that is already being painted white! The glass front is missing and I am thinking about replacing it, or maybe not. $2 worth of little cupboard that can be hung on the wall. a small basket for 50 cents, three small china plates for 50 cents each, and they match the saucers I got a couple of weeks ago, how neat! I have decided that my dishes don't need to match, just have some pink in them!! Last but not least a wonderful encyclopedia book, 50 cents worth. I haven't had alot of time to go through it but there are some nice pictures and the pages are a wonderful aged color. Although printed in the 50s (when I was born for gosh sake!!!) I guess it qualifies as an antique and has some wonderful age/patina to the pages and cover!!
Lastly today is the lace that I have played with this afternoon. After visitng Nicki Lee's blog and etcy shop I couldn't help but wonder what this was like and how it would turn out. I had some Luminere paints that I have had forever, saving them for some great project. When this was going to happen I didn't know. The lace was from last week's thrift store sopping. I knew there were flowers and leaves and since Ing's block for FFT#11 was flowers I thought I would give it a try. I put paint on the parchment paper I put out and tried it out. I loved the way it went on after I added water. The darkest ones were done before I watered it down. Once there is plenty of water in the paint it absorbs into the lace easily and is a nice pastel color. I played with both of the sets I had and even mixed some colors. The peach color looked prettier in the bottle than it did on the lace, even watered down I thought. The above pictures were taken when the lace and paint are still wet, I will retake tomorrow to show you what the dry lace looks like. I am really pleased with my results and plan to do more of this in the future. My plan for the new creating room is to have all of the paints/brushes etc in one place at a table so this kind of fun can be done by just taking a glass of water to my room and starting. I hope this will work out since I like to paint everything: lace, fabric, paper, wood.....don't sit still you might get painted too!!!!
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