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Mark Your Spot In The Garden with Perfect Paints!

I truly love to push the boundaries of paper. I am often called a Mixed Media artist which means that you combine 2 or more mediums together to create art. My number one go-to is paper and my go-to medium is always paint of some kind, from small dots on the end of cut paper to full furniture makeovers. You can do ANYTHING with paint and Perfect Paints offers you the "extra" that you just can't get with store-bought run of the mill paint. It gives a shimmering effect that is incredible on any project. The project that I am going to share with you today will show you just how incredible these paints and mediums are and how far I can "push the envelope" to speak.


First, I must confess that I have a true BLACK THUMB when it comes to plants, so even thinking about doing an herb garden turned my stomach into knots. I can kill a cactus for crying out loud. But I was determined because I love cooking with my own herbs. So I started small. After a couple months, nothing died. The garden grew well, and then much better when I got a large raised bed and good soil. Who knew? lol. Now I have the dilemma of remembering which plants are which, as some of the stakes seemed to have disappeared. Plus I house my fairy community amongst my plants so I want it to be cute.

I created my own plant markers with Perfect Paints shimmering acrylic paint and glaze medium, some ephemera pieces from 49 & Market, a Fiskars punch, and a skewer. First, we grab a handful of ephemera pieces and fold them in half. We are using these instead of scrapbook paper because they are heavier and coated already on one side. This will allow us to use inside and outside.


Ephemera pieces
Ephemera pieces

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Folding Ephemera pieces
Folding Ephemera pieces

A great tip I would love to share when folding heavier paper, use a ruler down the spine to get a nice flat fold.


Painted with "Northern Lights" Shimmering Acrylic Paints
Adding "Northern Lights" Shimmering Acrylic Paints

Once folded, I used Perfect Paints Shimmer Acrylic, " Northern Lights," on one side. Let dry and paint a second coat.


Using a Fiskars punch, punch out flagged shapes from a larger ephemera piece and paint with the Perfect Paints Shimmering Acrylic, " Cantaloupe."

Painted with "Cantaloupe" Shimmering Acrylic Paints
Painted with "Cantaloupe" Shimmering Acrylic Paints



Northern lights and cantaloupe Shimmering Acrylic Paints
Northern Lights and Cantaloupe acrylic paints by Perfect Paints

Perfect Paints: Shimmering Paints "Cantaloupe" and "Northern Lights."


Once folded, we will be adding Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares. The ones I have on hand are a little too large, so a great way to make them the right size is to cut them before you remove them from their paper. Simply peel off the new size and use it.


Add a full foam square on the back of the punched paper, and put down the sides of the folded pieces with enough room for the punched piece to fit between.

Then add a skewer to the foam square and put it in the middle of the folded piece.

Squeeze it all together to create a little sign.

Attaching the signs

Using a sharpie add your own plant names and draw a frame around it.


Label your signs using a sharpie!
Label your signs using a sharpie!


Now it's time to place in your garden. I have been using these for a week with all the watering and they are holding up just fine and they look so darn cute!! To preserve your signs and keep them clean, add a varnish such as Perfect Paints Gloss Medium & Varnish


Closeup of my garden signs.
Closeup of my garden signs.

A close-up. It's so hard to show in photos how much this shimmers in the sunshine and really fits the look of my fairy garden as well.

Closeup garden signs

I thought I would share some of my fairy garden that is throughout my raised bed and you can see how much these signs really fit in


Fairy Garden
Fairy Garden

I have Tinkerbell and her friend watching over the fire pit.

Fairy Garden
Fairy Garden

And at the entrance, you first must get over the bridge and past the DRUNKEN GNOMES. I have so much fun with my garden.

Fairy Garden
Fairy Garden

Happy gardening! ~ Candy


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