Live a balanced life--learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some
Celebrating WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Yesterday I got started on one of my painting projects. I'm painting plaques made out of slate for the two most recent grandchildren and for the one that is coming in September.
Slate is one of my favorite painting surfaces. When I went shopping last Saturday I was able to find an abundant supply of cut slate. I bought a good deal of it so that I'll have plenty on hand when I find something that would be appropriate done on slate.
It's not easy to find so I felt very fortunate indeed.
Acrylic paints work best on slate and give the brightest results. You have let the first coat dry as slate can soak up the paint. The ones I bought had holes drilled into them and a leather strap attached for hanging.
The slates below show the first coat of paint. I did get a second coat on yesterday and today I hope to get the actual picture painted on it and the lettering. I'll put each child's name and birthdate on it .
Hopefully by next week I can show you what the finished slate looks like.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!