Who would like to make their own faux french hatboxes?
A couple of my friends have mentioned that they’d be interested. So I’ve decided to host a hatbox painting party!
And since I have three extra spots at the table, I thought I’d open the invitation up to my local readers.
Here’s how it will work. I will provide everything except the hatbox, including paint, transfer gel, transfer images (unless you want to bring your own, remember it must be a mirror image), snacks and lots of laughs.
You just need to bring a hatbox (or two if you like).
You can find these at Hobby Lobby, Michaels and JoAnn Etc. in various shapes and sizes.
The party will be held at my house on Saturday, February 27 at 2 pm.
This is a party, not a paid-for class. There is no charge.
Why? Since the Fusion people have incredibly generous with some transfer gel and paint samples, I am paying it forward.
Even though I’m not calling it a ‘class’, you will learn how to layer paint colors and how to use the transfer gel. Keep in mind that the gel takes 6 – 12 hours to set, so you won’t be going home with a fully completed project. You’ll finish your hatbox up to applying the transfer. I’ll have some samples ready that are already set so that we can get some hands on experience removing the paper after your transfer has set. So you’ll get a feel for the process, but you’ll have to remove the paper on your own hatbox at home the next day.
I wish I had room for more people, but sadly I don’t. So if there are more than 3 people who want to join, I will have to draw names.
Finally, since I don’t want those of you who aren’t local to feel left out, I’m also going to draw names and give away two ‘faux hatbox kits’. The kits will include the hatbox, as well as transfer graphics and enough paint and transfer gel samples (compliments of Fusion) to finish your hatbox.
And before I let you go, I just wanted to give you all a heads up on Fusion’s custom color contest!
Fusion is having a contest, where you, yes YOU, can combine existing Fusion paint colors to create your own custom color. To enter, simply head over to their Facebook page and comment there with a picture of your custom color on a piece of furniture, its name and recipe.
They will choose 8 favorites entered in the months of February and March and then the fans will vote on the final 8 colors to ultimately decide on the winning color recipe! The winner will receive a custom Fusion giftpack valued at $350. Nice! So get creative and have fun inventing your own color.
And for those attending the hatbox party, rather than watch paint dry on our hatboxes, we can play around with my Fusion paint and make up some fun colors of our own in between steps on our hatboxes.
So, who wants to make a hatbox while simultaneously inventing a new paint color?
Here’s what I need you to do; leave me a comment. If you want your name in the running for the party, make sure to mention that you are available to attend (I am located in a suburb of St. Paul, MN in case you didn’t already know that). If you can’t attend the party, just any old comment will do. The winners of the hatbox kits will be chosen at random from all comments excluding those selected to actually attend the party. Please have your comments in by Sunday, February 14 at midnight to be eligible for the drawings. Best of luck to you!