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Welcome to my Blog Site :) I am so happy you stopped in. I am a part time worker, wife, mom and artist/crafter. I became a grandmother for the first time about a year ago. My passions are Stained Glass and Mixed Media Art. I am a Texas girl living in a house that my father and grandfather built in 1945. I have a loving husband and two teenage boys. My boys are talented musicians who make my life complete. I hope you enjoy reading my posts about music, my boys and grandson and just about life in general. So grab your favorite choice of drink, sit back, relax and happy blogging.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Paintings

Reading blogs that I follow, I came across The Painted Garden blog that shows you how to paint a snowlady on a small canvas to use as a door hanger.  Find the blog here: http://thepaintedgarden.blogspot.com/2010/12/lets-paint-pink-snowlady.html

I used Erin's directions and painting as an inspiration to paint my first door hanger.  Making these door hangers was loads of fun.  Stop by The Painted Garden blog and see other inspiring paintings.
Scrapbook paper on canvas
 Instead of base coating the entire canvas, I adhered scrapbook paper to the canvas and then drew the snowman with pencil before painting.  I then let the entire piece dry before adding embellishments. 

1st door hanger

Gift Bag
My second door hanger was inspired by a Christmas Gift Bag I saw at a local pharmacy. I took the picture with my cell phone instead of buying the expensive bag.

 In my painting, Santa's suit and hat is the scrapbook paper adhered to the canvas.
2nd door hanger

Scrapbook paper on canvas with Pattern in Book
In my third and last painting, the inspiration came from a drawing in a book I bought at Half Price Book Store.

3rd painted door hanger

Santa's face painted on scrapbook paper.

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