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Happy St Patrick's Day! I'm so thrilled to share this project with you today. I'm so blessed to be a party of a mystery blog hop put together by my sweet friend Laura Kelly. She is such a wonderful crafter and she took the time to put together a Rainbow Blog Hop for St Paddy's Day (No shamrocks allowed!). Here is my contribution to the party, as well as a look at how I will be using these frames year round! Enjoy!
I'm guessing you've figured out my color was Orange. She sent me an awesome kit of so many fun things! I was so excited! I don't have very much orange around the house--only a bit in the little boy's room, so I pulled my inspiration from there.
Here is how I got started. I had 3 existing frames that I had picked up before. I decided to paint them in Orange, but to do it Ombre style. I decided to use the Plaid brand Paint that Laura had sent. To make sure it stuck to the slick glossy frames, I used a neutral white chalky paint from Americana Decor as a primer. Because I had it on hand and am too lazy to prime, and I didn't want the orange paint to chip.
So here is where we started:
After a coat of chalky paint:
Does anyone else use wax paper to keep newspaper from sticking to painted surfaces?
Next, I had to mix my Plaid paint. I had 3 frames so I divided the paints among three cups. I placed my mathematical formula on the cups (8 orange, 2 white/ 4 orange, 4 white/ 8 white, 2 orange), but in the end, did half of all the amounts. I used Orange paint and white paint.