Hello, cherished Dixie Belle Paint enthusiasts! We’re delighted to extend a warm welcome to Dixie Belle Paint, where creativity meets craftsmanship, and every project is a canvas waiting to be transformed. Today, we’re diving into the world of Thanksgiving preparations with the talented Trancy’s Fancy, a creator here at Dixie Belle Paint Company.
As the holiday season approaches, Dixie Belle Paint Company believes in infusing the spirit of celebration into every stroke of the brush. Join us on this inspiring journey as Trancy’s Fancy shares her expertise, bringing together the finest Dixie Belle paints and your unique vision to create a masterpiece that will not only set the stage for your Thanksgiving feast but also become a cherished part of your home decor.
Whether you’re a seasoned DIY expert or a newcomer to the world of paint and brushes, our blog is your go-to destination for inspiration, guidance, and the latest trends in the world of Dixie Belle creations. Today, we are going to witness Tracey’s Fancy using one of Dixie Belle Paint’s Stencils in a totally different way. So, without further ado, let’s open the paint cans and set the stage for a Thanksgiving celebration that’s not just delicious but visually stunning. Trancy’s Fancy is ready to lead the way, and Dixie Belle Paint Company is thrilled to be your artistic accomplice in this Thanksgiving adventure. Let the creativity flow and the transformations begin!
Tracey’s Fancy x Dixie Belle Paint
(The following is an excerpt from a blog written by Tracey’s Fancy. To read the blog in its original format, click here.)
Who knew mushrooms would ever make such a comeback in home decor??? I LOVED mushrooms. In fact, they are one of my doodle art go-to’s that I’ve never outgrown! And somehow I became a huge Alice in Wonderland junkie and grew to love them even more! So when I received the Moonlit Mushroom Stencil from Dixie Belle Paint… I couldn’t wait to use them to create this DIY vintage mushroom breadboard! I was inspired to create something that combines vintage charm with modern style and brings a touch of nostalgia to my home decor.
Using Dixie Belle Paint Stencils in a *NEW* Way
You will find this stencil project to be a little different from what you may expect. Most people use stencils to paint THROUGH….using a single color or maybe several colors….but still leaving the final design very flat with little life to it. I often hear from my creative friends that they wish they could draw! Stencils can be that for you! You can use stencils for tracing purposes only……and then paint in your drawing using many colors and shadows to create a more life-filled finish! Let me show you how…
Let’s Get Started!
First, I painted the entire board in Dixie Belle’s Chalk Mineral Paint the neutral color Drop Cloth.
I used Caviar Black to fill in the circle with paint.
Time for the Stencil!
This stencil is actually one of four in the package and it was difficult to choose just one. Using a white chalk pencil I traced the entire design of the stencil onto the black circle.
Now Let’s Grab Our Dixie Belle Paint!
I chose neutral shades that are reminiscent of the 1970s but just slightly softer and more on trend with today’s color tones. I’ve listed all colors for you in the Supply List. Using Small Artist Paint Brushes and tiny tins filled with my paint colors I began to paint the picture.
I chose soft green colors for the leaves. A soft yellow for the sparkles and to add highlights to the green leaves. The mushroom is painted in a very sheer layer of paint to allow the black background to show through lightly….which adds shadow. Using shades of Rustic Red and Apricot I added color to the mushroom….and again tapped in the soft yellow to add an under glow. I even outlined the mushroom in this yellow to add a glow effect around the entire thing!
How easy was that??? Who would ever guess this was a stencil pattern? This DIY mushroom breadboard looks “hand drawn”!!! I do hope this opens your mind to how useful stencils can be in your art…..especially as a confidence builder!
Turning it “Fancy” with a Checkerboard Pattern!
Now, to bring this project into Tracey’s Fancy branding zone by adding the checkerboard pattern! Before I drew my pattern I did add swipes of black and mustard yellow to the Drop Cloth color….but I failed to take pictures of that process. These swipes will give it that hand-painted vibe that a very popular brand uses.
I used a 1″ wide ruler to draw my horizontal and vertical lines.
Using a 1/4″ angled brush I painted in every other square with Caviar black.
Seal for a Lasting Finish
Lastly, you will want to seal this breadboard for “just in case” food use. I used Dixie Belle’s Hemp Oil. You just pour and wipe on! The Chalk Mineral Paint will accept this easily and any remaining oil just needs to be buffed off after about 15 minutes. It gives the most amazing sheen to your project and enhances the colors beautifully!
PRO TIP: I should say I created this breadboard for decorative display only, and really don’t recommend using it with greasy meats and cheeses.
I absolutely LOVE this DIY vintage mushroom breadboard finished look!!!! The trendy checks with the vintage mushroom make my heart happy!
(End of blog excerpt)
Wrapping Up Our Thanksgiving Artistry
As we put the finishing touches on our Thanksgiving masterpiece, we can’t help but feel a surge of gratitude. Trancy’s Fancy has guided us through the art of transforming a simple breadboard into a work of art, infused with the magic of Dixie Belle Paints and your unique touch. We hope this blog has ignited a spark of creativity within you, inspiring a Thanksgiving celebration that goes beyond the delicious dishes on the table. Dixie Belle Paint Company is more than a brand; it’s a community, and we’re grateful to have you as part of it.
Remember, as you prepare to showcase your artistic endeavors on the Thanksgiving table, embrace the true beauty that lies not just in the strokes of the brush but in the moments shared with loved ones. From all of us at Dixie Belle Paint Company and Trancy’s Fancy, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! May your hearts be filled with gratitude, and your surroundings with the beauty of your own unique creations. Until next time, keep creating, keep painting, and keep spreading the Dixie Belle Paint magic!