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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Make a Wish

I thought it would be fun to share
 how I created a dandelion.

I  always think of my friend, Cheryl!

All of the products are by Decoart.

I based a 4 inch wooden canvas
 Lamp Black

I used my favorite dry wall 
tape as a stencil.

I added Indian Turquoise, Antique White, and Foliage Green. 

I didn't clean my stencil brush out between colors. 
It helped create other colors. 
Turn the tape different directions.

This is NOT an OCD-friendly project.🙄😕

Oh, lookie, a friend came to help me decorate for Halloween! 😁😂🤣

I then added circles with punchinello to add more interest.

I was using a small stencil brush, and look what I discovered.

It made a flower!

I  taped it off so you could see it.

How fun is this! 

I added squiggly lines of Lemonade, Foliage Green, and Plantation pine.

I drew a circle to show you where my dandelion would be.

I lightly stippled the circle with 
Titanium White.

I added lines of Foliage Green and Plantation Pine.

Public service Announcement: buy a good 18/0 liner! It makes all the difference in the quality of your linework! Even with quick and simple projects!

Small dots of Lamp Black were added to the center with a stylus.

Next Marigold dots were added--just a few.

Titanium White Dots were added with a large stylus, keeping them various sizes, and, yes, randomly placed.

Finish with just a few tiny Lamp Black Dots.

How easy was that?!

I added the word WISH with a Decoart Americana Stencil.

I shaded around the edges with my favorite Payne's Grey.

Of course, I had to make a domino, too...

AND a 3 inch canvas, too!

My goodness, this was really fun.

I KNOW you can do this.

Please share if you do.

Let's go out and paint wishes! 😚😊🙄

I am simply blessed to create~charlotte♡


  1. Well i think you invented/created a fantastic dandelion wish! I am certainly going to try this. Very cool! I don’t think I know what the thing is that you made the round spots with for the flower??? Any way I love it the most because I love dandelions!

  2. Fun!! I must try this sometime. I especially love the dominoes. Good job, Charlotte! <3

  3. Your mini canvas's are wonderful! I know I have a "magical" one from you sitting on my desk :)

  4. This is the third time I have tried to enter a comment here. I had no trouble on the one for the Halloween post.
    Any how I love this project and the way it turned out. All the work you put into this paid off. Lovely thank you for sharing. Your directions were right on.

  5. Love these! The Domino is my favorite!


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