Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hi everyone, Bianca of Lotus Theory Designs here.

Breast Cancer is a real struggle and affects many women in our lives. According to, “About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.” That means our mothers, our daughters, sisters, friends, and ourselves are all in this fight together. It is a life changing ailment that takes all of us to battle.

When re•design with Prima rolled out their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. For myself, I am choosing to donate my proceeds to a local family in need rather than a large charity. I feel this is the best way for my modest contribution to make a big impact.

For this blog, I would like to take you through how I created this very special piece in honor of the many brave warrior women battling this deadly disease. Let’s get started!

Dixie Belle Paint Products:

How To:

First, I cleaned the piece using a spray bottle filled with White Lightning. Basically I sprayed it down real good, let it sit for a few minutes so the cleaner could penetrate the grime, then wiped it off.

Next, I applied two coats of Dixie Belle’s Boss in Clear to the piece. You may only need one coat, but since I sand, I tend to do two as the first always seems to absorb into the wood.

I have an Oval Medium Brush by Dixie Belle set aside for applying it, although I sometimes will use the same brush for my paint as well. It dries quick and is miraculously self-leveling!

Let the games begin! I opted for a blend of Dixie Belle’s Apricot and Tea Rose on the body and Drop Cloth on the top and skirt.

Check out this tutorial video of the color blending!

I ended up cutting the Breast Cancer Awareness transfer into pieces so I could customize its layout and tailor it to my piece. The transfer itself comes in three sheets.

To get more details on this finished piece, check out Lotus Theory Designs here!

Several other Dixie Belle Paint artists used this transfer as well and donated the profits to the cause. Check out these pieces too!

Brushed By Brandy

Mason Dixon Gray, Blueberry, Sand Bar, Lucky Lavender, Aubergine, and Clear Coat Satin

Aj’s Vintage Designs

Sawmill Gravy, Rebel Yellow, Voodoo Gel Stain in Tobacco Road, and Clear Coat in Satin

KT Lyons Design

Tea Rose, Lemonade, Rebel Yellow, Savannah Mist, Sea Spray, Moonshine Metallics in Rozay and Gold Digger, and Gator Hide


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Hey, it’s Carolyn Muncy from Ransomed Relics!!! If you didn’t catch the live I did on Monday night we started a buffet! What a change! We are making decision on a few things! Come join me!!!! You can order your products here:

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A little really goes a long way!

I’m a neutral person as well!

I can’t wait to see the finished piece!

Carolyn is using Coffee Bean!

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Gorgeous!!! ❤️

So gorgeous!!

Hi Carolyn!

Hi Bethany!

Incredible Carolyn! Have a great weekend ☺️ Thank you!!

Ransomed Relics Here is Carolyns page!

Lovely tutorial.😍❤️

That is amazing ❤️❤️❤️

I agree, I would try really subduing the scallop at the top

Gorgeous 💕

Merry Christmas to you and your family, from me in outback Australia hope you enjoy your time together. Please set aside some prayers for us out here, we are in severe drought and the country seems to be on fire. thank you, you are a huge inspiration for me XXX🙏🙏🙏

Incredible how you can pick up a paintbrush freehand and your artwork looks like a billion dollar piece of art ...The Lord has blessed you with such a beautiful talent ♥️ This piece is a big winner !!!! Great work , Carolyn

Coffee Bean is a great color. I used it as a wash with two other Dixie Belle paints on a table top. I always get questions as to how many colors of stain I used to achieve the look. It really looks stained, not painted.

Amazing brushes and excellent quality paint!

So glad you didn’t give up on it! I love that you made it a story for each panel. Great job Bethany!

Trying all different styles atm, I was always French country, French Provincial. I am about to try an image transfer as you continue to inspire me with your amazing pieces.

Wishing you and all of your family a very Merry Christmas. God bless you and your family. Prayers continuing for all of you.

That color completely ties it all together for me, looks amazing.

Blended coastal colors & farmhouse neutrals are my favorites.

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I love Farmhouse style!

So many helpful tips tonight Amy!

Wood U Bend appliqués are so easy to use!

Yes, BOSS before a Clear Coat.

Amy filled the hardware holes with white Dixie Mud!

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Have a great weekend!

Happy Birthday!

Hi Amy and Pals! ☺️

Beautiful color!

Awesome tip!

We can hear you!

Yes! Howdy Do Hemp Seed Oil needs a porous surface :)

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I always love seeing you get creative! Always amazing Amy!

Hey AJ!!!

Ok I will definitely varnish my base coat thank you for the great tip!

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I had surgery on my foot today. So happy I have your videos to watch tonight!

Better add. A big ole. Belt in the back so it doesn’t fall over on someone — sorry it’s the lawyer in me.

Thank you for all your tips your so awesome

Can you do a close up of the trim and what is the name of it? Can you get that on Dixie belle website?

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