‘tis the Season for Sharing!
Brrrr…it’s cold outside, so why not stay indoors and paint to your heart’s content?
This issue of Paint-it…today is filled with fun, economical, and easy-to-find surfaces to keep you busy throughout the winter months. Whether you want to paint a gift or tabletop accent for the holidays or try a fun faux-finish technique for painting items to decorate your home, we’ve got you covered! Featured projects include art for your walls as well as for the outdoors. We also have projects for the holidays, running the gamut from Christmas to New Year’s Eve right into Valentine’s Day.
Purchase glass plates and mugs from a discount store or garage sale, and paint one of two casual table ensembles that can be used all season long (Winter Place Settings). If you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party, our elegant, festive tableware designs are sure to fit the bill (New Year’s Eve Place Setting).
Add some vintage shine to your décor and recycle glass pieces you may already have on hand by incorporating the faux painting techniques in Faux Mercury Glass Vignette. We’ve also included several general winter projects, a double-sided mat for your pet, and a Valentine plaque to celebrate that special someone in your life. There’s something in this issue for everyone to enjoy!
Remember, there’s no need to button up that overcoat: stay indoors and chase away those winter blues with brush in hand. Enjoy the process of creating with paint—you’ll find it extremely therapeutic.
Linda R. Heller