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Garden Art Creations: QuikWall in the Garden

By Boopaints
August 5, 2011

Our garden art creation this week will both surprise and delight you. Beginners and pros alike will find this mini-tutorial easy to understand and fun to follow. Let's step into the Wisconsin garden of artist Chris Rentmeister, known at ATP as goldfinch4, and learn all about QuikWall.

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Aug 4, 2011 6:12 PM CST
I love the color of those leaves. I love this. Chris is a wonderful craftslady and I really enjoy our talks on the Garden art thread. Thank you Becky for letty us share the crafts with each other. We are a group of
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Calif_Sue
Aug 4, 2011 6:15 PM CST

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Saving this to reread it!

(By the way, article is dated Aug. 5 but it's still the 4th according to my calendar and computer.) Big Grin
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
Aug 4, 2011 6:38 PM CST
Maybe, I jumped the gun and read it before I was supposed too. Rolling on the floor laughing You know how those equines do, jumping the guns, that is wht they made shuts to put them in. But aren't those leaves beautiful??? I love them...
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 4, 2011 7:07 PM CST
Wonderful article Becky. Thumbs up
Chris has always fascinated me with her amazing creations. What an artist she is.
The leaves in different colors are place perfectly to compliment the plants around them. Lovey dubby
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 4, 2011 7:19 PM CST
Chris, what beautiful photos of your awesome talent! Thumbs up Thumbs up

Becky, thank you so much for this article! Hurray!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 4, 2011 7:30 PM CST
Good article Becky. Love the QuikWall creations, Chris. Kudos to both of you talented artists!
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Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Aug 4, 2011 7:35 PM CST
Beautiful artwork. Thanks for sharing. Smiling
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 4, 2011 7:45 PM CST
Oh boy! Is this ever going to be on my to do list! Thumbs up
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Aug 4, 2011 7:50 PM CST
Very nice article, Becky! Inspiration coming for the artists at Garden Art.
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Aug 4, 2011 8:23 PM CST
Sue, the articles for a specific date always publish at 7 pm CDT on the evening before the specified date.
Greenwich Mean Time, I think it's called GMT.

Chris, I love all your work, those colored leaves are simply beautiful.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Aug 4, 2011 10:38 PM CST
Thanks everyone for reading the article and admiring Chris' fabulous work! She is such an inspiration to me!
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Name: Suzanne
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Aug 4, 2011 11:21 PM CST

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Ahh, got it Sharon, thanks!
Still looks weird though. Big Grin
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 4, 2011 11:23 PM CST
Sue, after you read it, show us what you create! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Aug 5, 2011 12:24 AM CST
Becky, thank you for the nice article, and thanks everyone for your comments! I hope this inspires others to try working with this fun medium and I too would love to see what you create.

The Garden Art Forum has so many great ideas in it. I can't wait to try making some of them too. Thumbs up
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 5, 2011 1:09 AM CST
Chris,

it was fun learning more about this fun medium and I really do hope to try it in the not too distant future. Thanks for being so willing and helpful with all of your photos.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Aug 5, 2011 1:11 AM CST
My pleasure Becky. Group hug
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Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
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rcn48
Aug 5, 2011 2:03 AM CST
goldfinch4 said:I hope this inspires others to try working with this fun medium and I too would love to see what you create.


Chris, your wonderful creations were what inspired me and I'm having so much fun with QuikWall! Lovey dubby

Great article Becky! Thumbs up I truly hope it does inspire others, the possibilities with QuikWall are endless! Big Grin
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Aug 5, 2011 2:07 AM CST
Thanks Debbie! Someday I hope to start on the balls and some birdhouses.
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Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
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rcn48
Aug 5, 2011 2:23 AM CST
Boopaints said:Thanks Debbie! Someday I hope to start on the balls and some birdhouses.



Hopefully my tutorial will show you how easy it is. Big Grin I just need to finish it! Whistling
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Aug 5, 2011 2:35 AM CST
Debbie, your work is beautiful! I'm so happy you've done so much with QuikWall. Thumbs up
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