One woman’s trash is another’s treasure, and this plaster wall hanging from the 1950’s was on its way to the dumpster when I spotter her and brought her home. Artisan Enhancements Fine Stone was used first to fill a bad crack. When that was dry, Chalk Paint® in Old White was lathered on liberally. Next, a soft wash of Antibes was washed over with a bit of hand-painted foliage dabbed in the background. When that was dry, I applied Annie Sloan Crackelur, a simple two step process with a bit of dry time between each layer. Both clear and dark waxes were used simultaneously to enhanced the porcelain like effect of the delicate crackles. Voila! So pretty and au currant with today’s trendy chinoiserie style.
I've always been a creative. A lover of art, music, nature, culture & history. My studies began with trips to museums, treks to the library for fresh stacks of books, days lost outdoors foraging for plant specimens and animal tracks, and countless hours spent with pencil or paintbrush in hand. With a fine art degree under my belt, I began my wandering path of an art career - but that's a story for another day. While teaching elementary art, I co-authored the acclaimed Art Works program and facilitated it's use in districts across the United States. At The Studio, kids classes take center stage. Presently there are new projects on the drawing board, paintings at the easel and clay beckoning to be made into some kind of wonderful. Every piece created leads to an idea for another project, and on and on it goes.