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 Gethins Sullivan said...

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

Ring by Ring Designs 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

Anonymous said...


Amy Gethins 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 Gethins Sullivan said...

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

Leslie Rubio 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!


Anonymous 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!

Creations From The Soul 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

Unknown said...