Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Playing with textures

I've been playing around with adding textures to several different projects that I've been working on and enjoying the outcome.

This iron and metal caddy was solid black to begin with.
Dry and boring in my opinion. ~hey look, I have a before photo for a change ;)

So I thought I'd play around with giving it some texture and color.

I let some of the black come through but added several layers of colors so it wouldn't be so plain and also adding gesso to build up the texture. Using a similar technique that I posted about the other day using Rosemary at Villabarnes as inspiration. If you would like to see the projects I did the other day, click here.

I really like how it turned out. What do you think? Not so boring now?

Normally the only surfaces that I paint on are either wood or tile. So this little project was new to me but it was fun to see the transformation by just adding some texture and layers of color.

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  1. O, boy...I love the BEFORE but that AFTER blew me away....love it. Good job, girlfriend. :)

  2. Oh yes, the after is gorgeous compared to the before! Way to go! I'll have to try this. I don't have gesso, but I have dimensional Mod Podge, I wonder if that would give the same look?
    Debbie :)

  3. Hi Jana! I just love the colors and textures that you came up with for the iron caddy...can't believe the difference...I'm glad that you had a 'before ' to show us. Guess what I regularly do...forget to put the memory card back in the digital camera after downloading pictures for my blog. Then I just snap away showing steps on another project and halfway through, realize the card is still in the computer. I just love Rosemary over at VillaBarnes...isn't she the greatest to share her painting tips with us?
    I saw your post over at "Savvy Southern Style" blog party.

  4. this reminds me of a similar project i did...with leaves and all. it was painted a very striped orange/green/black, and i painted the leaves more along the lines you did, very muted and more natural. greatjob!

  5. Yes, very nice! I like the variation in the color but I have no idea what gesso is, LOL. I'll take a look at your older posts.

  6. SOOO much nicer and more interesting with your paint treatment!
    Hello, Texas girl!


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