Thursday, April 24, 2008

Not just another pretty plate...

My obsession with Robins Egg Blue started with this little box, working with colors to get the box to match the drawers.Then I came across this wonderful sugar bowl with aqua patina on it.
The silver plate was to new looking. I sanded it down. I tried to patina it, using a variety of techniques, I wasn't real happy with it, it turned to dark. so I sanded it lightly, sprayed it with a fixative, painted it with blue-greens. It was still to new looking
After painting the nest and flowers I put on a crackle finish...carefully I started out with Champagne gold, it was pretty, but I really couldnt see the cracks and it was to shiny.


So I jumped in and went for it...a dark metallic paint, wiping and blending...oooh I was loving it.
I just love how it turned out.. aged to perfection! I primed the center and painted it with chalkboard paint. Let me know how you like it. It's going to be added to my Ebay

23 comments:

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

very pretty plate!! love it!! xo Britt :-)

Adrienne said...

Incredibly wonderful. As are all of your projects. You got it right - it's perfect! ~Adrienne~

The Farrier's Daughter said...

I still don't know how you do it-always making something pretty. It's like you are some kind of machine or something! Haha! I need a portion of your energy.

I saw Grams yesterday, she forgot to bring my flower. sigh. Oh well, I will get it soon.

You know, I was going to put a picture of our little sweetie on my blog, but because of the nature of hubby's line of work, we have decided not to share. bummer huh? I would love to show her off to the world.
Hope you have a great day,
Lindsey

Shab-n-Chic said...

That plate is amazing..and the little box with drawers! Will you ever part with it?

Sugar Bear said...

Absolutely goregous creations - the plate is stunning.
Karla

Country Liv . . . said...

I really don't know how you can part with such beautifully altered items! Breathtaking how quickly you get the idea and make it happen. You really need to start scrapbooking your talents! I can just imagine a big old scrapbook with hundreds of photos and documentation of how you did the altering. It could be the connection your future generations need to feel complete!
Loving your blog!
Hugs,
Liv

Donna Lynn said...

You did a great job on this piece too! Of course you did, because you are amazing!
Donna Lynn

Tracie said...

Laurie,
The plate looks as though it's always been painted with that pretty little nest. What a great technique.
I'm going to go look around a bit! Ooh, nice sugar bowl...
~Tracie

Dolly said...

I am not really a blue person but I Love the crackled look!
Pretty pretty pretty!

Hugz,
Dolly

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I love all of your birdie~inspired art!

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi there thanks for stoping pass to say hello, Now you asked the questions on how to get your pictures in your side bar, if you go into your dashboard, click on layouts, then on your side bar in layouts, click on add page elements, now a new window will open up, from there you will see a whole page of different things you can add the one you want is, I think its the 4th one down add pictures to your blog, click on that, another little window will open, write in title, then click on browse this will go to your pictures on your computer, click the image you want then click save, that will close on it own then click save on your page element/layouts. view your blog to see image is there and you should be done, I hope this helps.
I love the colour you used on your plate, all shades of blue is my fav, I love your style of painting as well I'm going to check out your ebay now, I think I need some of your work.

Hugs
Kirstie.

Ms Dragonfly said...

the plate is so beautiful. did i see it right, they are all beautiful. impressive what you did with that plate though :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what gorgeous 'blue' goodies
Alison

Rhondi said...

Hi I love what you did to the plate. It looks so much more interertimng now. The robin's egg blue is a beutiful color.
If you still want to know how to put photos on the side please eamil me.
Rhondi

Sweet Repose said...

Love, love, love the blue, just painted two pieces of furniture that color, it just brings out the sunshine, even on a rainy day.
Sharon

aimee said...

So pretty!!! I adore that shade of blue.

Vicki C said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

vickie said...

So beautiful, Laurie!

Lori said...

that plate is just gorgeous Laurie...the base coat color is delicious and every layer and technique that you added just made it more special, your crackling is lovely and of course the nest is oh~so~sweet! you have created a truly lovely piece!!!

Rui Caetano said...

I love your blog!

bj said...

I love it ! It is absolutely perfect....
bj

Pam/Iris said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Your painting is beautiful!!

holly abston said...

This is awesome, Laurie! Your talents are never-ending!