Thursday, November 6, 2008

~Painting the Floor~

Painting the floor really is my favorite part of working on a set. ~So here I have tried to show you the steps that I use to create a beautiful wood floor. ~

~1~ I put lots of under color~ tones that that you would see in wood~ yellows, reds, browns~
I scumble those colors around~ don't think about it~ just get the color down~
~2~I use my "fancy" paint stick & lining stick to lay down the lines of the wood floor.
~3~I start painting each board, one at a time, with a washy brown. ~ letting some of that
under color I put down show threw.
~4~when you have painted each board, you are ready to put a clear coat on top.~ I use a water
base semi gloss~ I tint it with a bit of my brown paint.~
~5~ I go back over each board again with the tinted clear coat.It just adds to the "real wood"
~6~ And your done~ You now have a very pretty hardwood floor~ :)


Diane Duda said...

It looks great! And I really love your brown/blue granny square afghan!!!


Amy Sullivan said...

Thank You Di~
It was made by my husbands Grandma~

Bev's Jewelry said...

I really love to hear how people create things. Amazing.
When I was in college, I'll never forget watching some "painters" make the wall in our new dorm, marble. They started out with a white wall and painted, smudged, swirled etc added a little pixie dust and vola, marble. Bev

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Amy Sullivan said...

~Thanks Bev & Tanya~
That surely is the fun part~
Starting w/ nothing & making it look like something is real~

Susan said...

The floor looks fantastic. "Wow" is all I can say.

Amy Sullivan said...

~Thanks Susan~
I am glad you can comment again~
How did blogspot fix that for you?

Leslie said...

Fabulous as always! You're so super talented Amy! You can paint/draw/design/create ANYTHING!

I love you and all that you do!


Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a lot of work but it looks terrific! Great job!


burningwindmill said...

where can i purchase a special paint stick?!

Pease Porridge said...

Wow, that is truly amazing. I will have to show my husband that. wow. Is that plywood you start with??


Christina Silverio said...

This is amazing! Wow! Can you come over and do my floors...? Kidding! ;)
I'll be tearing up my carpets soon and will have a patchwork of a patched up wood floor beneath that I'll need to paint. This is making me look forward to it!

Oh, and you've been tagged! Hope you don't mind. :)
All the best!

Michele said...

Your amazing Amy! This floor is incredible.... that must of taken loads of time to do. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. I am glad that I am not alone in feeling the way I do sometimes....I am starting to see that it's an Artist thing. I am glad that other women CAN relate to me. It is true some people will never get it and it isn't my place to fix them. Oh well.... I think your snowman painting is really beautiful. I too, hope for some snow for the holidays. All the best, Michele

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