Friday, March 6, 2009
I just finished this really nice ceramic tea pot, and thought I would share with you all what I did to make it look aged. Aged by just playing with acrylic paints and a wood stain.
what I did first was just to paint the tea pot the colors I wanted; I used blues, pinks browns and white.
I did use some old rags to wipe away and re-paint then I let everything dry well adding about 3 coats to crackle. Now let that dry for a couple of days before using the wood wax stain. Add small dabs and wipe downward let dry for a another couple of days. I did add a little sparkle paint but its hard to see in the photo.
I really like how the tea pot came out, of course it can only be for decoration and not actually using. The final touch was to paint on a flat sealer. I have a couple of ceramic pots for plants I am going to work on in the next few days to see if I can make them look as if they are aged.
Before I forget I started another blog, but its all about my 4 wonderful dogs and kitty, and there will be photos and videos just for a bit of fun. Sometimes I will write as the dogs might be thinking or just writing about something fun and adventurous. Howling Down The 4 Doggone Lane
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
This idea for a great breakfast meal came from my hubby; its a Bologna omelet and cinnamon toast. It's a fairly easy recipe and some what economical.
What you will need:
Bologna cut up
Whole ripe tomato sliced/diced up
pepper jack cheese
Be sure to add non-stick spray to your frying pan heat on medium heat; mix eggs and about one large tablespoon of water/to about one and 1/2 tablespoon of water to eggs. Swirl the frying pan just to spread egg around evenly, to make omelet. Add cut lunch meat cheeses, salt, pepper and finally add tomatoes lastly. Fold over to finish making omelet. Serve with extra fresh diced tomatoes on top and sprinkle a little cheese.
Toast bread in toaster and a small amount of butter to toast sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
This is a good warm breakfast for anytime or for a Sunday brunch breakfast and what makes it economical is the bologna, it's a good way to use up that left over lunch meat just sitting around.