Cupid’s Arrows.

With the month of love looming I wanted to create some fun elements using the Lady Pattern Paper papers. What better way to surprise some friends than to shoot them with an arrow filled with love and friendship? Even the kids can join in on this fun activity, making their own friendship arrows.

Here’s how I made mine…
Step 1
Paint some sosatie sticks using gold paint. I bought a whole bag of these very handy sticks.
Step 2
Punch some hearts out of Lady Pattern Paper in red and pink. You will need 2 hearts per arrow. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the stick to the one heart. Then add some more glue and adhere the top heart sandwiching the stick in between the two paper hearts.
 Step 3
Position a feather at the top of the stick and then secure using gold thread by repeatedly wrapping the thread around the feather. Use a small amount of dimensional glaze to secure the ends of the gold thread.
Decorate your Cupid’s arrows with some diamant√© and other embellishments.
 Write a little note and attach it to the arrows using baker’s twine, add a little chocolate and you are sorted to spread the love.

If you are new to Lady Pattern Paper - head on over to meet the Lady and get to see all her wonderful papers and stickers available.
Gotta love our local talent in South Africa!

Painted table using POP chalk paint.

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post. I finally got around to painting some more furniture with the new POP Paint range. Well I have painted quite a lot of things but finally got around to taking the photos. And let me tell you how excited I am about it all. I painted this little treasure given to me by a special friend after she replaced it with another unit that I incidentally also painted for her.
I painted this table using a combination of Urban and Meringue paint combined together and mixed really well to form a light grey.
The great thing about the POP paint is that you can mixed dark and light colours together to for lighter shades.
So start off by mixing 1 part of the dark colour to 5 parts of the light colour.
 Mix it really well using a spatula or spoon. Add some more of the light colour until you are happy with the look.
 Paint the inside and outside of your furniture peace.
TIP: Paint a single layer and let the paint dry. Then paint another layer for a good coverage.
Avoid painting over already painted areas when they are wet as the paint will clump and become a mess.
 Once dry sand and distress the edges of the painted piece as much as you like.
 Wipe the sanded piece down and then add a coating of clear furniture wax to seal the paint and protect it from further distressing.
 I first painted the table in a layer of white before painting the grey on the outside.
Once distressed the white peaks pout from under the grey.
 I love how this unit turned out with its pretty distressed edges and beautiful curvy legs.
 I can’t wait to share some more painted home decor items with you using the beaufiul POP paint colours. Visit the website to shop your favourite paint colours.
[oh and look…if you look carefully there’s that flat spider in the bottom right hand corner]…where’s the doom.
Happy painting until next time!

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