Look Ahead to Spring!
The remaining days of winter are short-lived and promises of a new season are nearly here. For many of us, the winter months are simply much too confining. I, like you, eagerly await the first blooms of spring and spending time outdoors.
This issue of Paint-it…today features a number of fun projects that reflect the upcoming season. It’s time to start planning for the projects that you wish to complete over the next several months. We hope that the selection presented here will help to inspire you.
Celebration–This issue includes several projects for springtime holidays and celebrations. Valentine’s Day Wineglasses (page 12) features three designs of varying skill levels—paint one or all three! Flowerpot Easter Egg Basket (see page 20) is a perfect project for the entire family—invite your children (or grandchildren) to help you paint eggs that will last for years to come.
Fun Techniques–Glass painting continues to be a hot trend. Learn several new techniques for painting on glass, including pouring, drip and swirl, and stenciling. These methods are all fun and can be accomplished with little to no experience.
Enjoy our Trends feature, entitled “Chalk Paint and Image Transfers” (see page 44). This article contains a recipe for making your own chalk paint using common easy-to-find ingredients. It’s amazing how these simple painting and transfer methods can completely transform the look of furniture and accent pieces.
Old Favorites–Throughout the year, we will continue to present features that have become favorites to our readers. And, as in the past, we promise to bring you exciting projects painted in many styles and on assorted surfaces.
Adapt a Design–Whatever you choose to paint, we encourage you to adapt the patterns to alternate surfaces and to change the colors to suit your décor. We’re here to inspire you, so be creative and think outside the box!
Celebrate the arrival of 2014 with brush in hand!
Linda R. Heller