I haven't done this in a while, and I wanted to take some with me for my show next week, so I started digging around in my garage to see what I could find ( I have no idea what's in there---I forget what I get the minute I put it in there).
So here's what I came up with--this folding chair--
Actually, this isn't the chair that I painted--I forgot to get a before shot of the real one, but this one is very similar with its looks and condition of the one that I did paint. I painted a layer of cream acrylic wash over it, and then put down my "background"--just like a canvas--
....and then finished it with these poppies--
This is the first time that I've painted poppies, but it won't be the last--I really enjoyed painting them, and I love how the red just pops.
And the next piece was this little half table--
It already had the black bottom on it--so I kept that and just did the top--
This time I collaged on some vintage pages with a cream color wash over it (just like a canvas). As long as you seal the furniture with protective coats of varnish, you can pretty much do what you would do on any other substrate.
So I had so much fun painting those poppies--I decided to do them again--
...love those poppies!
I've said this before--don't get rid of those old furniture pieces--instead play around with them and see what you can come up with--if anything--it's a great way to try new things.
And one more thing--I forgot to post this pic last time. A couple of weeks ago was Zoie's christening, and she was such a good little baby--
But then, she's always good, and she's growing like crazy--it's hard to believe that she'll be 5 months old next week already......and boy, she sure does love those fingers!