6.21.2011

Trading Posts round...5? With paint!

Ready for another round of trading posts? In case you are new to KC&A, Trading Posts is when Caroline {of Artfully Caroline} get together and craft and spend all of our husband's money! After blowing a paycheck or two, we busted out the acrylics.

I'm an oil painter, and lemme tell you, acrylics are not oils. Though they are funner, and slightly more forgiving.
Know a chatterbox? Hand her some paints, a brush, and a canvas, it'll shut her up. Caroline and I were so absorbed in our paintings we barely spoke at all! Very unusual for us. This is Caroline's interpretation of the flag, cuz you know, Independence Day is quickly approaching.

And this is mine, with chevron stripes. It crosses painting something AND doing a project with chevron off my list! Hot dang, I'm on a freaking role.

Even Caroline's little Bug joined in the creativity. She calls this Cinderella, she didn't get the memo that we had a fourth of July theme.

Originally I thought of distressing it with stain, but then I got too lazy didn't have the time and decided to frame it instead. I just took an old, glasses frame and painted it black to hang around the canvas.

I'm no decorator {obviously!!} but I think it works. Let freedom ring!

15 comments:

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

the flags turned out cool. Just in time for fourth of July. I love it when you guys do dual posts and I'm inspired to get my acrylics out.

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I love how the flag turned out! It is great! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I'm totally in love with the chevron flag! Gorgeous! I highlighted it tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

Love it! I'm a little jealous that you have a crafting buddy. In my perfect world I could sit around w/ my girlfriends at least once a week and craft.

Darcee@darceeintoodeep said...

I love the chevron flag! I am totally doing this--thanks for the idea.

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I so love this!!! i am your newest follower and I would love it if you would stop by and follow back if you would like to!

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Hi Amie!
I featured your awesome chevron flag today! {http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/2011/06/4th-of-july-craft-ideas.html} If you want a featured button, just let me know!
happy crafting!
Linda

Leslie said...

I am featuring your chevron flag on hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!!!

Crystal said...

I'm featuring this today

Mattie said...

I love this and check out how I made it work with a tile. http://mrscraftymama.blogspot.com/2011/06/flag-tile.html

Thanks for the idea!!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thanks for sharing at A Crafty Soiree, I've featured your Chevron Flag in tomorrow's new one.

Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

I'm loving the flags but Cinderella is really my favorite ;-) Thanks for linking this up.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This looks great! I love chevron

I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and hope you will join in on the fun!
http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-linky-party.html

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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