I picked up about seven wooden hearts at an estate sale a while ago.
After sanding them a little, I used a homemade stain recipe from the Farragoz course. Yes, you can learn how to make your own stain as well as gesso, and paint.
I mixed up a dark brown stain for the base, and followed with layers of dark grey, light grey, and two shades of white homemade gesso.
The word "Joy" was stenciled with the same dark grey you see underneath. You can see the layers of color, and the details in these close ups. All it took was a little distressing with a sanding pad. I love the way the homemade paint crumbles.
I added a sprig of spruce, and a wire for hanging. Simple, with a touch of history.
I'll be making more.
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I'm finally getting the Christmas decor out, adding touches here and there. My angel got crowned.
I'll be sharing more Christmas soon.
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I love hearts and also the word "JOY". Perfect. I love this. xoxoReplyDelete
I love what you did with those little wooden hearts! I bet they look good on your tree.ReplyDelete
Love the crown on your angle!!ReplyDelete
Love it, Rosemary! What a great aged look you gave it, too.ReplyDelete
I love the antique look you were able to achieve. The joy heart is so pretty Rosemary.ReplyDelete
The angel crowned reminds me of church.
Gorgeous, Rosemary! Love the simple "joy" on the ornament. It's a treasure for sure!ReplyDelete
What a pretty way to begin your Christmas, Rosemary! :) Once again, you totally amaze with your talent in making new treasures look so ancient. Just beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous. You are a remarkable painter and I want to take that course one day.ReplyDelete
The wooden hearts after your lovely touch look lovely...I love that style ornament for my tree too. Thank you for your sweet and kind visit, you made my day lovely Rosemary! Have a wonderful holiday season.ReplyDelete
The patina is wonderful. i seem to be stick on the word JOY this year so this is very appealing. Love the touch of greenery.ReplyDelete
I love how realistically old you made that look.ReplyDelete
Sheer perfection! This is my favourite of all the home made Christmas ornaments this year!ReplyDelete
The rustic simplicity is charming. Always love your style,ReplyDelete
Wow, Rosemary, you did a great job on the hearts! Love them!ReplyDelete
Joy-ful heart you have created. An Angel with a crown is perfect. December Delights Dear...ReplyDelete
What a fantastic job!! That came out beautifully!! I just discovered your blog this morning and I'm looking forward to reading past posts. : ) Have a great weekend!!ReplyDelete
So simple and pretty!ReplyDelete
Love the little wooden hearts however love the berry wreath on your angel head more, so prettyReplyDelete
I am into all white Christmas decorations also
The patinas are beautiful! I just signed up for the class and I can't wait to get started. Thanks for sharing your talents and the discount offer!ReplyDelete