Hey, Painting Fool

luvstocraftJuly 15, 2009

Bebe, I wondered if you had seen the latest issue of Painting magazine? There is a beautiful redbird project on pg. 18 by Nancy Dale Kinney-Stout. I was reading through the instructions and was fascinated by how she had "marbled" the background. She had used the smoke from a candle and let it discolor her wooden plate, then sealed it with a matte sealer. It really looks neat, sort of like a cloudy winter sky. Have you ever tried something like that? She even explained how to get the candle to smoke by using a spoon over the flame. Not sure I'll ever try it, but it was interesting to read about. ;o) Luvs

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hi Luvs. Yes, I do this quite often. It gives you a beautiful mottled appearance. It is done best when the background paint is wet. You should try it. I had to do it several times to get it right but I like the look of it.

I will check out the magazine.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 2:16AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Sharing a few Christmas items
Unfortunately no new Christmas painting this year,...
Easter Bunny Yard Art
Another bunny jumping over an egg. This one is 33x47...
Painting old aluminum cooking kettles
I found some old aluminum cooking kettles that I would...
Crazy Turkey
I forgot to post this crazy turkey that I painted for...
Valentine painted items
Have a couple of items I've painted for Valentines...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™