Monday, May 14, 2012

Fleur De Lis


These two pieces have been around my house awhile.  They were actually on their way out the door to Goodwill when I saw this picture in my email inbox. They are from DECOR STEALS formerly WUSLU.

HMMM  I had also seen this blog post by Villabarnes.  She told how she uses Gesso to make things look “old world”  Well the stars just aliened for me and I gave it a try.
I painted them a grey that I had on hand.   Let that dry.
photo(8) Then went at it with my Gesso in white. Just painted right over the grey then wiped it right off I used cheese cloth you could use T-shirts.
TA DA!!  They may have been too shiny because some of the grey paint came off as well when I went to wipe off the Gesso.  I think it looks okay though with the red and green peeking through.

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Not too bad for a first try… 

More to come on this technique..

I am partying over at :Elizabeth and CO.
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  1. You did a great job! They look so pretty now.

  2. Very cool stuff! I have never tried Gesso, but I like what I see!

  3. You're such a sweetheart to link back to me. They look wonderful.


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