Monday, February 6, 2012

Adding Dimension

A local artist supply store in my area closed it's location, and I picked up some dimension paint for  25 cents a tube.  GOOD DEAL.  I've used dimension paint before, but I also know how to create the same effect without it, so I hadn't used it for a while.  This weekend, I've been playing around with it, using my stencils.  Since I love giving small items great personality, these wooden tags I made were great candidates for transformation.




I just troweled the paint over my stencil,




and removed it, to reveal this beautiful pattern.




Next came my "Old World" finish.  I love the way the gesso settled into the crevices.





A different pattern.  I added extra texture to the background before I stenciled these.









I even added a little embellishment to this masonite sign I created.








There are so many variations on this.  I've also used wood filler to create this effect.  I'm going to be super busy this week.  I have many, many items to transform.  I'll be sure to share some of them.

See ya soon.


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55 comments:

Terry said...

I don't even think I knew there WAS dimensional paint, lol. Nice job!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Ditto Terry! Great finish!

The Bold Abode said...

Oh, Rosemary! Those are just beautiful!

Thanks so much for joining my Linkies! I'm following you, too!

Olive Cooper said...

I can see those tags on so many things-well done.

Susan said...

Rosemary, what beautiful work you did. I would have never thought about this wonderful idea!!

Kelly said...

Those look great! I like how you added it to your chandelier picture too. I think your middle name should be "Gesso"!

Victoria said...

Oh...dimensional paint? I'm going to have to google that one! They turned out beautifully and I'll be looking forward to seeing your new creations!

My Great Finds by Linda said...

Love these tags, love them. Just two questions. First what size are the tags? and how do you use them?, the tags that is. I'm also following you thru linky.

I really want to try this.

Honey at 2805 said...

Great idea, Rosemary!

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

I guess you could use this technique to dress up a piece of furniture with a flat drawer or front, too. Beautiful!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Gorgeous! I've never heard of dimensional paint! Can't wait to see what you create next!
Cindy

Daffodil Hill said...

You are so artistic! Love your creative pieces. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll visit my blog, too.

Betsy said...

Don't you just love this stuff? These are gorgeous Rosemary, so many possibilities. Very nice job.
I'm following you know through Linky.

Peaches & Maple said...

Rosemary, your work is always divine *sigh*
Cas x

Full Circle Creations said...

Love it!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

How pretty is that!! I've never heard of dimension paint before but I love the effect is gives a piece. The tags are too cute and I love the look it added to your Paris sign. Beautiful job as always friend!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love these. I have not heard of that paint. I knew you could do this with joint compound, but have never tried it.

Sall's Country Life said...

What a great find, and you knew just what to do with them...good for you!!
They turned out beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your tags look great, Rosemary! It looks like old stone pieces in the picture!

Debbiedoo's said...

That is very cool Rosemary. I have to check that stuff out. Never heard of it, but I am loving it and the look.

Barbara Jean said...

Love it of course!!
Been on vacation, so could not wait to see what was new and wonderful when I got back.

blessings
barbara jean

RedeFIND said...

Great Look, love it!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

You are one step ahead of everybody here Rosemary! Love this! I hired a lady to do this kind of thing to a clients dining room, and she charged $3500 to do a small dining room!!! OMG.

Shannon said...

Lovely as always! Following you thru LF now.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Rosemary - these are so fabulous!! Great deal on the paint. New linky follower!!
Kelly

Cindy said...

Oh Rosemary! Those are so lovely, I had no idea there was such a thing as dimensional paint. Everything you touch seems to turn to beauty!
Hugs, Cindy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I have used this before but its been years. Yours looks so great I am inspired to use it again!

Deserae said...

Really stunning! Amazing how paint can add so much dimension....
~Des

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

these turned out beautiful, i had never heard of dimensional paint.

Lesley said...

Do you hear the applause over here at The Homeless Finch?!! lol.... did you just hear that whistle too?!!!

Nice work. REALLY nice.

thistlewoodfarm said...

You are BRILLIANT! I love the texture and the finish. I seriously thought it was stone....until you said wood.
I am pinning this.

blessings,
karianne

Sherry said...

That turned out beautiful. I've heard of dimension paint but nearly impossible to find over here. Yours turned out beautiful. Sounds like you're going to have lots and lots of fun playing with your new paint!

Kris said...

Rosemary,

I have also never heard of dimension paint? Isn't it nice when you can find alternative ways to obtain dimension without purchasing a paint to do it. You can save yourself a lot of money by trying different ways to achieve it on your own!

Rusted Wings said...

thanks for sharing your process!! what beautiful pieces you've created!!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Wonderful idea Rosemary :) Hope you're having a great Monday!
Debbie

cityfarmer said...

you've done it again!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this looks amazing. Great post. I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

Karina Russell said...

I didn't know about dimensional paint either, but I've done it with joint compound on furniture. These look great!

Kim said...

I hope you put these in your Etsy shop! They are fantabulous!!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Rosemary, these are great!! You create the prettiest pieces!

Eileen said...

Wonderful effect, Rosemary. I am gonna have to get me some of that stuff!
Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas!
Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

lindaharre said...

Hi......I visit all the time, but haven't written until now:D I love the effect you have achieved! All of your pieces are so unique and lovely, but this has peeked my curiosity. I think of a million ways I could use such a medium. Thank you so much for sharing all your work:D Linda

Oh, boy. Oh, joy! said...

These came out so nicely! Love it, love it, love it!

Ann said...

Nice! l learn something wonderful from you every day.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

What a great idea. I have some sitting on my shelf that I picked up last summer on clearance. Can't wait to try this. thanks

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I love the wooden tags! Was that gray paint or was the gesso tinted gray?
Thanks
susan
Homeroad

Vintage Rose said...

Love the dimension on these, very creative idea. they look like they have been like that all along - very antiquish.

lvroftiques said...

I'd never heard of this either, but it's so dang cool!! Vanna

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

They are gorgeous Rosemary!

Dee

Tiffany said...

Wow, I thought this was foil with paint on top.

DTTD imagine.design.create said...

Ooooh, I love this project! You've created such a wonderful old-world look. Now I need to pick up some dimension paint, gesso, and stencils and try out this project. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Kelly

Cristina Garay said...

Love this! I didn't know dimensional paint existed! Great project!

Cherub Cottage said...

OMG THEY ARE SOOO BEAUTIFUL!

Cherub Cottage said...

Great Project :)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Stunning. Gesso never had it so good!