I spent the last two days at my old store doing some window painting to help the store get decorated for the holidays 🙂
It was amazing seeing all the people who made the place feel like home while I worked there, going to lunch with Becky made it feel like old times and that was fun. She couldn’t believe it had been a year already! AND I got big hugs from Thomas who is like a big teddy bear and really gives super hugs.
I went with something that was more “wintery” less holiday specific so the store didn’t need to rush and pull down things that would look a bit out of place on Dec 26th. Penguins were the main theme and kept a color scheme thru all of the windows. I’m NOT a ladder/height girl at ALL so while its fun to do I’m also spending some time being a little wigged out lol. The one above was the highest set but luckily that stairs/ladder thing fit there, it was too tall for the others unfortunately, I would have been a much happier girl.
My calves back and feet would have been happier too! 16 hours standing on a ladder is not going to leave you feeling refreshed. XD
Anyways, I did the windows above another big set and 2 “welcome” type banners above the entrance and exit doors.
To paint the windows I used a water based paint called Tempra. Its great to use for this because it will wash easily from the windows when they are ready to take it down. When the main light, like everything done in the front of the building, is coming from the outside it looks nice and smooth too. From the back it looks a little streaky with the brush strokes because its back lit. Also because it comes off so easily it is painted on the inside to protect it from the weather (which it was pouring yesterday) so its something to keep in mind.
This one will always look a bit streaky because the lights in the store hang right behind this set of windows. I thought the idea of this one was funny since penguins can’t fly and those Cardinals on the power lines look so skeptical at his arrival ^u^
Its a fun decorating thing you can do at home too. The basics are easy. I sketch my design on the window with a black dry erase marker to make sure I get all the elements right. If you are writing you have to write backwards to so you can read it from the outside (if that’s your goal). Then you can paint your outlines first right over your dry erase, with some markers and paints though the paint might bead on the dry erase so you’ll have to erase then paint in sections.
Once your outlines are dry then you can start filling in with color.
The other door said Happy Holidays. I finished a day earlier than I expected so I didn’t get a pic between the rain and just wanting to go home and get off my feet! Ouchy! So today I get to play alot of catch up which isn’t bad bc DH is home as we thought I’d be painting today too.
Don’t miss the wee 3 three digi release at Some Odd Girl today! 3 digis great for Thanksgiving that is coming along FAST!
ps. I’m such a nerd, love the new emotes I put in with a new plug in! :love: