I took these off Etsy, my little spoon easels. They are still easels, but I painted on them, I'm going to list them on Ebay, along with the others.
Ok, you guys really it did it!!! Yes, I'm talking to you all that left me messages...Here's what happened. EXCITEMENT!! Uh huh. yep, BIG letters!! I go so excited about you all liking my snowman spoons and coming up with other ideas...I couldn't stop painting them!!! Last night, I kicked into gear...the first one...SO CUTE...then on to the next...lovin it!!! then on to the next, I think I started a little competition with myself.lol!!
I thought I might tell you how I do these,
1st I clean the back of the with silver cleaner, then wash and dry them.
2. I have this Huge Orange hammer...I hit them a few times. Its sitting on a heavy metal thingy
3. Then I try to find something round to bend it around...remember the shovels I painted, one didn't sell, so its sitting in my office (until someone comes along and buys it) it has a great handle. so I carfully bend and bend and bend, then I squish the handle of the spoon down.
4. (are you still with me...)I coat the back of the spoon with J.W. UnderCover. I do this one at a time. This is mean stuff. It is water clean up until it dries...then it will never come up, or off.
5. I love giving it a coat of Goldens titanium White...or Gesso, but Gesso is so thin.
6. Using my Goldens Ground Absorbent, I thin it down with a damp brush and put on 3 coats, drying it with a hair dryer inbetween coats.
7. Bascoat...I use Golden Paints like watercolors, on the backround, Or I just basecoat.
8. Taking one of my zillion sketches and I start in painting, I don't put on a pattern, I just go for it.
9. When dry, I brush on waterbase varnish, then the second coat I have my glitter ready. And I SPRINKLE THE LOVE all over my painting.
I don't mass produce these, they are done one at a time and I don't usually do the same one twice. So back to you guys....THANK YOU, keep the ideas coming. I'm painting, painting, painting!!