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Crafting rule #1: Put on your oldest shirt because paint doesn't wash out.
Tis the season for hummers
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By Diane Hunt
Hello my name is Diane Hunt and I will tackle almost any craft project dealing with ceramics or any other craft media! I offer classes each month (Saturday’s only) at a cost of $15.00 plus taxes for almost anything in the shop. So put on your ...
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Hello my name is Diane Hunt and I will tackle almost any craft project dealing with ceramics or any other craft media! I offer classes each month (Saturday’s only) at a cost of $15.00 plus taxes for almost anything in the shop. So put on your oldest shirt (the paint will not wash out) and come join me in a wonderful stress reliever. Call me at 870-777-3862 or text at 870-331-4255 for class information, or purchase bisk or greenware. I have learned some important lessons by trial and error. But the one thing to remember is there are no mistakes in painting ceramics, if you don’t like how it looks, just start over. I have taught classes to some wonderful students from the ages of 2 to 63 years young, and am looking forward to teaching more as the years go by. Everyone has some type of talent hidden deep down inside of them. All they need is a little direction to find their talent. With the right equipment, molds, brushes, paint etc. anyone can make a piece they can be proud of! Just think of someone special in your life, if you made a special piece and gave to them, think of the joy it would bring them. They will treasure it for the rest of their lives!
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By Diane Hunt
June 24, 2013 12:01 a.m.



Have you had the hummingbird feeders out all spring? If you're like most folks, you have either made a million trips to the grocery store to buy more sugar because the little buggers are eating you out of house and home, or you're staring at the feeders while nothing but wasps drink there. If you don't have any hummers, I have a solution in the form of this fabulous little house, complete with its own humming birds. If you're enjoying a myriad of the birds at your feeders, you might want to make this piece as a reminder of the cuties over the winter months.

 





Hummingbird Birdhouse

Creative Paradise 3149

 



  1. Basecoat walls of birdhouse, rocks, daisies and hummingbird with white.  Antique walls of house and humming bird with the green tinted shimmering teak doing a small area at a time and wiping back.  Antique the rocks with shimmering bark doing a small area at a time and wiping back.


  2. Base coat roof, trim on birdhouse, leaves, greenery and bushes with black. 


  3. Dry brush roof with mustard and highlight with flaxon yellow.


  4. Dry brush roses with cranberry, true red, and ruby red.  Lightly add white to lighten, go back over with ruby red to cover up the chalky look.


  5. Wet brush daises with mustard and wipe back extra paint.  Paint center of daises with mustard.  Dry brush with white.


  6. Dry brush leaves and greenery with shadow green and highlight with leaf green.


  7. Dry brush lattice on bird house with real brown and highlight with firewood.


  8. Paint head of humming bird with true red.  Paint tops of wings with obsidian black mixed with black.  Paint beak and eyes black.  Put a white highlight in the eyes.




 

Doc Holliday    Creative Paradise

Mustard     Shimmering teak

Flaxon yellow   Shimmering bark

Cranberry

True red

Ruby red

Shadow green

Leaf green

Real brown

Firewood

Obsidian black

White

Black



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