“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.”
Danny Kaye ~(Musician, Comedian, and Entertainer 1913-1987)
The joke in my family when I was painting on customer's walls, and the walls of our own home to "practice", was...." If you stand or sit still long enough, Mom will paint you." And that meant paint ON you. Which actually happened once or twice...but, that's another story!
I "try" to keep the paint on paintable surfaces....here is a surface that is paintable...but unexpected one!
These are fun to paint and the red brick reminds my of Redware Pottery . For this set of tiles, I started with red brick tiles from a home improvement store, choosing the ones that have a flat even surface. Then cleaned them with isopropyl alcohol and base coated them with black paint.
Before I go on.... black chalkboard paint would be fun to use on these, then you could write or draw on them and then erase!
After the black is dry, I use a gray watercolor pencil to draw out my design. (This is my original design, so please create one of your own!, thanks!). You could use a stencil here too. Then I block out the design with white to help the strawberries and pottery to stand out against the black. Then paint! After the paint dries, seal it with a matte sealant.
If you'd prefer ready-made ones....I have these offered on The Primitive Gathering, which will be updated tomorrow on the 15th. I also painted a little chickadee on wood for the 15th...please stop by and take a peek at all of the artist's offerings.