Painting a Floral Slate for Summer

Today I am linking up with some fellow bloggers to bring you some summer themed crafting ideas.


When I was working in my garden I realized that quite a few of my garden decorations had seen better days and needed to go.  I remembered I had a blank slate in my stash of goodies and I wanted to paint something to hang in the garden.



It took me a good week or so to decide what I wanted-- a large flower set off to the side.  I lightly drew a sketch in pencil and set out all my painting supplies.


At first I started painting my flower white but I didn't like how it was turning out when I saw this beautiful teal color in the paint bin.  As soon as I started painting over the petals I just knew I was going to love it!

I added some lights and darks to each petal and to the center of the flower before setting it aside to dry.


After a couple of days when I knew it was good and dry I sprayed a few coats of a UV sealer over the slate.


Then I hung it on my hanger.  I just love it!  This hanger is located right near the end of our walkway to the front door and I think this is such a cheery welcome to our home.




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Comments

  1. This is gorgeous! I love it on the slate. #MMBC

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  3. It's so bright and cheerful - a great way to welcome guests!

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  4. So pretty- love the colors!

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  5. That is such a beautiful piece! Love the color and the design and I love things that you can keep up for a whole season. Wonderful crafting with you

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    1. Aw, thank you! I only change out my decorations a few times a year so they have to be something that can last.

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  6. What a fun and creative way to welcome guests!

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    1. Thank you! Up until I painted a slate for my sister's new house I had forgotten how much I enjoy the whole process.

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  7. This looks absolutely beautiful! What a nice decoration for the garden!

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  8. ...there's a stack of slate pieces in the garage, I should get going!

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  9. This is amazing! Such a lovely decoration :) x #mmbc

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  10. I LOVE it!!!! What a great idea to hang something like that on the outdoor hanger!

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  11. I'd love to paint a daisy. This is a happy piece . Nice work. Pinned.

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  12. This is so pretty ad what a great idea!!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for letting me know that you did by leaving a comment!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  13. Oh, I love crafts! this is sooo pretty. I love the teal and it's a very cheery welcome to your house. You did a great job. #happynow

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  14. What a beautiful addition to your yard. I LOVE the teal colour. You did a brilliant job! x #MMBC

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    1. Thank you!! I have been very drawn to anything teal lately.

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  15. That's beautiful. The offset flower is perfect and is very welcoming. The bright teal is perfect for summer and the lights and the darks are so eye catching. You are very talented to create such an amazing painting.

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    1. Thank you! I took art lessons for years (I think from the time I was 6 until I reached high school).. and even studied art in college hoping to be a children's art teacher.

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  16. That is a bright, cheery welcome to your home. Reading your reply to the comment above...I have a degree in Art Ed but never taught art! Turned into a librarian instead. Love that you put your talents to good use around your home. Where did you find a slate with the hanger? Just a darling project.

    Do you guys have a certain day you do these link-ups? I would like to join you.

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    1. I was hired to be a school librarian... but the school ended up closing just one week before we were due to start! I was so looking forward to it too. While I was heart broken at the time it was a huge step in leading me towards homeshcooling. I honestly can't remember where I found the slate... an old craft store.

      These craft link-ups are run by Beverly at Across the Boulevard; a theme is picked each month and are for the second Monday of the month. (There are more guidelines than that but that's it in a nutshell).

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  17. I love bright colored arts and crafts ~ yours turned out great! I bet you get lots of compliments from your guests. Pinned.

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  18. The flower is awesome! The colors would go great with the front of my house, I have a bench about the same color as the flower petals. Great job, pinned

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