Tuesday, November 6, 2012

White Cottage Painted Furniture

White on White Cottage Furniture 
By Kathryn Bangs

This is a piece a shop owner brought over for me to paint.  As a vintage furniture painter
I often get calls from antique and consignment shop to paint pieces that
have not sold. I give them a romantic fresh look.

Many times to save money they paint the base coat.  On this piece the base coat is Ben Moore Linen White. I added the shabby florals and bright white accent color.

I charge a flat hourly art fee 30.00 (If you have seen my you tube Kathryn Bangs you can see how fast I paint)  the art on this piece was about 30 min.  Painted as seen cost shop owner  20.00-25.00

 That way the shop owner can bring me a bunch of pieces and in a short period of time they have a new collection for there shop or website.

Shabby Roses Success Story.
I once painted a vintage vanity for a shop just outside of Boston. This vanity had sat in the shop for months the cost was only $50.00 but still it had no takers. I painted it a beautiful yellow added some white stripe and blue roses. I came out very pretty.
That piece sold within the week for $600.00... Romantic pretty is always in style.

Yes, I am available to paint Shabby Florals on your furniture
Custom orders are always welcomed
Call Kate Bangs  603-505-0937

Friday, June 1, 2012

Folk Art Angel mini art

One of my folk art mini drawing. I love working with vibrant colors. This little angel is one that will be in my eBay store Ashabbypinkcottage.

This is an original not a print.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Free Mata Hari Altered Portrait

 Butterfly Mata Hari Altered Portrait
I just love Photoshop.  Here is an image I would like to share with my follower. 
I say follower because I only have one... LOL
Thank you follower, this is for you!

If anyone else would like to get some of my shared images, follow away. I'll be adding more soon. But for now, click on the image to enlarge, save to your computer and use in your art.
Visit my website to see more collage sheets, custom vintage labels and cards.

Created with layers of vintage French post cards, tinted old photographs and butterfly elements
Designed by Kate Bangs, Litchfield, New Hampshire 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

How To Make Vintage French Postcard Scrabble Tile Charms

 These are from my personal collection of vintage French postcards and old love letters.  I feel so blessed that others have saved these treasured memories for all to use and enjoy today.

 Here is an easy lesson 
Vintage French Postcards Letter Charms

  1. Click on the image and save to your computer, then print them out as needed
  2. Decoupage letter to your Scrabble Tile with Modge Podge (found at your craft store)
  3. Let dry and seal with another coat of Modge Podge
  4. Glue a bead to the top of your tile and string silk cording to hang 
Told you it was easy!
Now have Fun!!!!

Kate / http://www.collagesheetgirl.com/

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Vintage Ziegfeld Follies Photographs

I put together a few digital collage sheets of these Ziegfeld Girls. I think these images are so very beautiful. They are wonderful for making romantic projects.
Here is a link to see more on my website Collage Sheet Girl

Follow this blog.... I'll be adding more images and lessons often!

How To Decoupage Vintage Suitcases Train Cases and Luggage

Today, I am sharing a fast and easy How to Decoupage Old Luggage lesson. I have included two pages of my handpainted hydrangeas that you can use to decoupage your old suitcases.
Simple click on the photos to enlarge, save them on your computer and print them as needed for your projects.

To make your own vintage hydrangea luggage, spray prime your piece with Kilz primer.
Paint a soft white. I use Benjamin Moore Linen White paint in an egg shell finish. To add stripes, use brown paper tape that painters use to mask off your stripes. Paint stripes a light blue and then remove tape.

Decoupage hydrangeas and seal with polyurethane.

You're done!

About my sample photos:

Bridal Train Case -  These are rare and hard to find. I believe they cost $15.00 but it was worth every penny. If you plan to sell your vintage suitcase, I have found the train cases are my best sellers. So make sure you have some of these beauties in stock. Many of my customers use these on their weekend trips and cruises

This was a vintage brown leather briefcase I pick up at the Londonderry Flea Market in Londonderry, NH a few years ago. It only cost $1.00. What a great price!
I hand painted the flowers, but you can easily use my decoupage hydrangeas for great results.

You're done!
Visit my website Collage Sheet Girl For More lessons

Monday, January 2, 2012

How To Paint A Shabby Chic Rose Video Lesson

I love painting old furniture. I love to find old dressers, paint them a soft creamy white and add a few shabby roses in romantic sunset colors.

I love to sell my work at local consignment shops or on my website.

If you would like to do the same, here is a quick how to paint a rose lesson.
It's not a fancy lesson...  Just me in my backyard.
You can hear kids and planes in the background.
It's a warm summer day. Perfect for painting outside.

This video is a free bonus video on my How To Paint Shabby Roses Lesson.
Complete lesson is available on my website http://www.collagesheetgirl.com/