Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Post for The Crafters Companion Blog Today!

 These small canvases look so pretty in my kitchen. 
 I am not a painter.  I know how to colour a canvas or alter a background, but painting a flower was never in my list of things that I could do.
 That's why I am so surprised that I can create my own style of painted flowers using Sheena's painting guides.  These are the canvases drying.  You might have noticed that my final pieces look extra shiny though.
 In order to give them such a glazed appearance I mixed up a batch of Envirotex Lite resin.  I am the blog author of Resin Crafts Blog and resin is my favorite art medium.
 Here is one of the canvases curing in the sunshine.
 The two finished pieces can now be hung in the kitchen and I don't have to worry about water or cooking splatter.
And now I have a give-a-way!  
I am going to be giving away this Tulip Stamp Set!  Just leave me a friendly comment and you'll be entered to win!  Draw ends Monday July 18th.

20 comments :

Sarah said...

How adorable! I am not a painter either but it is refreshing to see that you don't need to be one to get fab results!

Carla said...

I would love to try my hand at that Tulip Stamp set!
Your's is so sweet!

Sandy Davis said...

I love pansys and your canvas's are beautiful. You did a great job painting them and I bet they brighten up your kitchen!

Irene said...

Well I am a painter, but these look wonderful. So please do include me in your draw.

Therese's Treasures said...

I love your pansies you did a great job I would not have known you were not a painter if you had not said so.

Anonymous said...

Carmi your talents are endless! I love all of the paintings. Incredible!

Beverly Anger

Pendra said...

Awesome giveaway... I think you did an amazing job and I would truly love to win this!

Jeannie said...

Your painted flowers are beautiful. Your talents are amazing and admired.
I would love to give painting a try and winning your tulip stamp set - well, I'd make purple tulips!
Thank you for the chance.

Kristi said...

Your flowers are great!

Kim said...

Those are beautiful, I wouldn't have known you weren't a painter if you hadn't said so.

DeeAnne said...

Carmi,

Your unique sense of style and use of color are always a delight to see! Love the kitchen plaques!

DeeAnne

Wax Beach Artist said...

That is a fantastic idea to kitchen proof a painting!

Eileen Bergen said...

I love them! You did a super job on the pansies. The resin finish really adds a professional finish.

MaryPat said...

Hi,
I, like you, am SOOOO not a painter. However, the results you have achieved are just awesome! I NEED this Tulip Stamp set! (me wrinkling up my face like a kid who just HAS to have something)
Luv 'n Hugs.
MP

catvoll said...

This is my first visit to your site because of a class assignment. Just think of the story I could tell...if I won the Tulip Stamp set. Please do not forget me! :]

Chellye said...

thank you for inspiring me, I like what you have done and will give it a go. thank you

wilcoxdesigns said...

I never would have thought of resin to finish off the little canvases. Great idea!

funkycrafter said...

i had stayed away from the painting stamps because i didn't know how to do the paint strokes. now i see that i don't need to. and adding the resin really makes your lovely little canvases look spectacular.

ozlynda said...

Those canvases look great! I love the shiny resin finish and that they can hang in the kitchen without getting yucky!
I would love to enter your giveaway. Tulips are my favourite flower!

Judy H in NC said...

will have to check out your resin blog. it is an area I want to delve into. Love the pictures.