Some time ago I bought two of these hearts (the top one and the bottom one) in this photograph. I knew I wanted three to hang on our wall and I struggled to find one that matched well.
So, I did what I always do... I painted one to match the others.
This was a fun wee project and only took an hour. If you're wanting to see exactly how I did it, check out my Facebook LIVE from this morning.
Naturally, I used Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint in a range of colours - Latte, Linen, Ash, Jet, Chocolate, Gold and Silver. With a base coat of Latte, the other colours were then layered over each other until I got the colour I was looking for. Next I highlighted the crosses with a mix of Jet and Chocolate to make them stand out, as the design on the top heart is. After this, the crosses were next and they were painted in a layering effect of Silver, Linen, Gold and Ash.
Often when we are trying to match colours is can prove tricky, and once I had finished the heart with the crosses, the other two needed some colours adding so the three all tied in well together.
What I always say to my workshop and tutorial students is this... We are all apprehensive when we are doing something new; face your fears and just do it. If it doesn't quite work out how you wanted it to, paint over it. Easy!
You might be surprised to know that I was a little nervous doing this live this morning without any practice at all. Yes, I was. Yesterday I almost had a practice on a piece of paper, but I thought, if it doesn't work out, I'll just start over.
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Until next time,
Hi I'm Kathryn,
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