Monday, May 18, 2009

Crosses & The Art of Distressing

I have been busy, busy lately with some fun projects! I just got done with 2 Distressed Crosses that turned out really great! I'm never sure if the colors chosen are going to turn out well when distressing, but these worked beautifully!

I have had lots of questions about distressing, and all I can say is that it takes time! There are lots of different layers involved to get that really aged look, so if you just want a little distressing, it isn't so time consuming. The red cross has 6 layers and then 3 glaze coats, and the green cross has 8 layers and 3 glaze coats! Whew...that's lots of painting!

I also did a new sign for our house! I needed a new one! It is also distressed, to match the rest of our house which is all rock and wood.

Then I did another canvas painting of a Cross. I don't think I've posted pics of this one yet, but if I have...forgive me, I'm a little scatter brained right now!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Love looking at your work! You're so talented!:)