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 BreastCancer.org, “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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