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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 30, 2011 4:35 PM CST

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I love painting ( Blinking ) bricks and tree rings! I hunt for odd shapes at HD, Lowes, garage sales etc. My main problem is I have more creations in my mind than time! Blinking

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Robynznest
Jul 30, 2011 6:20 PM CST
Cute idea and I really love the trees in between the houses. I have never bought any of those tree rings because they always look so blah. Good thinking there Becky, I may have to try something like that. I too like the odd shaped things, What does that mean anyway, am I warped?
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vic
Jul 30, 2011 6:26 PM CST

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Oh Becky, that's darling! LOVE it!
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goldfinch4
Jul 31, 2011 4:03 AM CST
That is so cute! You have such creative ideas Becky!
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vic
Jul 31, 2011 6:39 AM CST

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I agree
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 31, 2011 11:18 AM CST

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Thank you so much. I painted these back in the 90's and sold over two dozen of them. Good vacation money! Big Grin
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Horseshoe
Jul 31, 2011 2:34 PM CST
Wow! I like those!

Vic, I think we could do those. (maybe?)

I'll keep my eye out for some and get some paints from the Dollar Store or something. There's hope, eh?

Shoe (ever jealous of ya'll art folk)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 31, 2011 2:35 PM CST
Becky, what kind of paint and were they sealed first?
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 31, 2011 2:44 PM CST

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Shoe.... Rolling on the floor laughing

Debra,
I use exterior house paint and acrylics. The patio paint and Delta Ceram coat paint are my favorites. I seal with Krylon Clear Spray but am experimenting with others. My clients who have them under the patio say theirs look brand new. One client put hers in the garden and with the AZ sun, it's peeling. She's a friend and I am doing it over for her.

Sadly, I never painted one for myself!
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lovemyhouse
Jul 31, 2011 3:42 PM CST
Do you think something like a concrete sealer used on the tree rings prior to painting might help with the peeling?
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vic
Jul 31, 2011 4:34 PM CST

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Shoe, I'm still in drawing 101 *Blush* Whistling
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Horseshoe
Jul 31, 2011 5:53 PM CST
Vic, you made it to Drawing101? I was never accepted. They told me my crayons weren't the right color, weren't sharp enough, I bought the skinny box instead of the 64 colors, etc....

Story of my life....
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edited cus I speed type and "mispell" entirely too often. :>)
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 31, 2011 6:37 PM CST

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Debra, I do seal them first...I need to do a tutorial, don't I? lol.

I think in that particular clients yard, it was in full sun and was getting constant water. It's also 14 years old and was fine until last summer. I guess that's not too bad, right? Whistling

Shoe...I used to beg for the flat gold box...101 crayolas! They only came out at Christmas. Vic, you'll surprise yourself soon!
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Jul 31, 2011 8:42 PM CST
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Boopaints
Aug 1, 2011 1:05 AM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! love love love!!!! WOW, Debra...what fun!
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vic
Aug 1, 2011 1:11 AM CST

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I only got the box with the big fat crayons that had what, 5 crayons in it??? Whistling
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 1, 2011 1:16 AM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing poor Vic...
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goldfinch4
Aug 1, 2011 1:33 AM CST
It took a very special occasion for us to get a box bigger than 24 crayons. Smiling
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Samigal
Aug 1, 2011 4:25 PM CST
I don't remember what kind of crayons I had, was too busy playing with dolls.

Becky, a tutorial in painting the bricks would be great. I know I've admired them and always was going to give it a try.
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Aug 2, 2011 12:15 AM CST

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I promise...I will, Pegi. I just got an order for one so I can make the tutorial as I paint it.
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