In Your Hands


The word that has inspired this project is CONNECT. "Lifting up someone's spirits, bringing a little joy, making a human connection - that is what keeps us thriving." Daily Affirmations Cards and Booklet by Melissa Reyes

As years go by, it seems harder to keep connected to friends and family. As people move away, work gets busy, life just seems to take over and before you know it 10/20/30 years have gone by. Here is an old saying, but it is still wise advice, take time to stop and smell the roses. 

This week we will be painting hands and a glass globe that surrounds a photo of a rose and bee taken by our own Miz Meliz!

Supply List

SURFACE: 11 3/8” x 5 1/8” Dome plaque, birch

PALETTE: (DecoArt Americana) Aloe DA364, Burnt Sienna DA063, Plantation Pine DA113, Red Violet DA140, Snow White DA01, and Warm Beige (aka Fleshtone) DA078

SPECIAL SUPPLIES: Multi-Purpose Sealer, DecoArt Decou-Page Paper, Laser print out ofRose/Bee, Varnish

Prep: Sand, seal and sand again. Apply one coat of Snow White over the top. Please watch the video below to learn how to paint a blended background. Dry completely, trace on hands and apply 2-3 coats of Warm Beige. Dry.

Trace design outline (NOT the finger nails or lines) onto surface using graphite paper.

Cut the rose globe out around the fingers and the circle. Decoupage the Rose Globe onto the surface and dry completely

Using a #12 Flat, apply 2-3 coats of Warm Beige (aka Fleshtone). Bring this color right up to the ‘globe’. Dry. Trace on the lines for the fingers and fingernails.