For every house is built by someone,

but the builder of all things is God.

Hebrews 3:4

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Break Out the Paint Brushes!

Twenty years ago, I took a tole painting class at a little shop called The Prairie Sampler. After that class, I was hooked and I painted all kinds of goodies for craft shows and gifts for family and friends. I even bought a scroll saw and cut out my own wood pieces. Today, tole painting is not as popular as it was back then. However, I still break out the paint brushes once and awhile, turn on some of my favorite music and paint away.

A few weeks ago, I got out some watercolor paper and dusted off my paints and brushes. Using the techniques I learned in my tole painting classes, I was able to create some cards for my friends.

I started with the watermelon rind.

Then I added the rest of the watermelon and a cute little crow.

Finishing details

Raffia and some special paper I bought for scrapbooking a few years ago
gave these cards a finished look.

Finished and ready to mail out.
~ Christa ~


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh so cute.
I too~like to paint. I have taken out my paints and have been painting also! After the past several years of building a new home painting seems wonderful again!
Have a great weekend~

Antoinette K. said...

Oh, Christa they are so cute!
you have such a gift for tole painting! Very adorable!

Love in Christ,

Antoinette K.

Anonymous said...

Adorable Christa!!! ~Mary P