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Coaster Painted

It didn’t take long until I needed to use the Oops paint! A tan jar filled with a tan paint to match the canvas. No wonder she gave us the most of that color.

If you look hard hard enough, you can see where I covered the yellow.

But, once I painted the correct colors, you can’t even tell at all.

That wasn’t as tough as I thought it would be. And, only took 2 and 1/2 hours of painting time (I took breaks). And, while I took breaks from painting, I went back to the graph paper – my 18 count graph paper and transferred the design there. But, more on that later.


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Looks like perfect lines to me. Great first experience, Melita. What kind of brush do you use?

Comment by suesci

Thanks Sue. The brushes are CraftSmart in various sizes 30/0 (smallest), 5/0, 1/4″, and 10 (largest). Good question.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Very interested in this post. So glad you’re sharing the process.

Comment by brendasneedlepointstudioblog

Dear Melita – your blog is inspirational! I was looking back at all your posts and found one from 26 Dec 2011 which showed 12 Needleform gold n cross Christmas ornaments. I found & bought the ‘peace dove surrounded by the wreath’ gold decoration on Ebay which I would love to do as per the booklet (with the words Peace round) but do not have a chart showing that design. i just wondered if you still had the chart and could email me a copy? I know it’s a long shot but i’m desperate as I am trying to recreate the one i did 40 years ago which i bought when I was visiting my father who was working in the USA and which i gave as a gift so no longer have it. Any help would be much appreciated. Hope you are all keeping safe and well. Kind regards Fiona

Comment by Fiona Gent

Thanks Fiona. I will take a look. More than likely, if I don’t find it, I can probably duplicate it for you.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

I don’t have the Peace ornament. That page you see was an advertisement for the collection of 12 ornaments that came with the individual ornaments. But, I believe that I correctly diagrammed it and the colors are the same used in the Christmas tree ornament. I sent a diagram for you to follow that should work. Let me know if it doesn’t.

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