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These four paintings were custom designed to match the accessories in a young girl’s room, accenting pinks and black, and providing a relaxing atmosphere.

Ahhhhh….

It’s official!  Our first book:  “You Wiped What WHERE?” has launched on www.Amazon.com — a great gift for any boy, or his mom, for under $10!  Order as a special gift, just because, and send it directly to their house.  The joy of any child (or mom) opening up a package is priceless! 

“Boogers, snot and smeared food everywhere!  Shaking her head in disbelief, Mom asks, “You wiped what WHERE?”  Mom is serious about stopping her boys disgusting wiping habits.  But how can she teach Anderson, Russell and Timmy the importance of good hygiene?  With a little creativity, and lots more boogers, snot and food crumbs, of course!”

Written by:  Amy Von Kaenel

Illustrated by:  Christie Lynch

 Scene:  Coto de Caza Gof Course (or it can be any golf course)

Plaque:  Rustic Wood

Hung by:  Wire or Frame Hanger or Can be propped up

Size:  Approximately 5″x6″  (sizes vary)

Cost:  $ 25

To order:  Contact Christie lynchmaub@cox.net

                                                       

    Stationery Black Front with white backing (white owl with glowing eyes!)

 

Black Envelope – front

Stationery Set comes with a white pen

Set of 5:  Stationery, Envelopes, & White Pen  $ 17

For orders, Contact Christie @ lynchmaub@cox.net

I just completed a very enJOYable painting job for someone – upgrading their interior look, turning white railings and cabinets into rich, dark, custom accent focal points (to match their flooring and furniture). 

   

After

    

Before

   

If you are in the Orange County area, let me know if you’re ready for such upgrades in your home!

949-521-2206 

Christie

 

  

“With three boys, a loving husband, a male dog and cat, I AM the queen of the household. 

Along with my crown, I also wear my most prized possession – my tool belt.”

In this suffering economy, we can still find happiness and contentment within our own castle – whether we own it or rent it – and especially if we have little or no budget.  A simple project that can really enhance the look of your back/front yard, patio, or even your street, is to paint a boring looking retaining wall, to make it look rich in stack stone or brick.  Here’s all you need:

Supplies:

v  Take photos or find samples of what you’re trying to emulate (optional).  Otherwise, choose 3-5 paint colors that will compliment your home and it’s surroundings.

v  3-5 exterior/acrylic paint colors (low sheen).  

  • For this project, I happened to use:   an outdoor brown from Lowes (or any home improvement/paint store) as a base color;  acrylic paints including raw umber, burnt umber, raw sienna and a touch here and there of burnt sienna, black and white.

v  A clear glaze, found in the paint section, in Lowes  

v  4 sturdy paper plates

v  A 2” paint brush and 1 smaller paint brush

v  Paper Towels

Instructions:

v  Add some glaze to a paper plate and begin with a base coat on your wall, thinning some “bricks” with glaze added to your wall.  (Note:   If you notice, “bricks,” in general, are not all alike.  There is a variance in the same color.)

v  In another paper plate, mix (1 part) paint color to (3 parts) glaze (you do not need to necessarily mix it together).  Again, painting this wall is all about the variances of paint color.  Add another squirt of another color to your plate and to each “brick”.  Note:  if paint is too thick, wipe it off with a paper towel.  The fun part is that the color will sink into “the valleys” of the brick, therefore giving it depth!  That’s cool!

  • Tip:  If you’re still hating a particular area of color or it’s too dark or light, you can always paint over it–that’s the beauty of paint!

v  Once you get your “bricks” looking like your sample, check out the grout (area in between the bricks) and choose a color that resembles it and paint it.  This is the exciting part!  Your bricks will begin to pop and look more like bricks.

v  Above and beyond:  If you’re not tired yet, and really want your bricks to pop and look more 3-dimentional, in a paper plate, add (1 part) black to (3 parts) glaze and with the small paint brush, paint a line underneath each brick.  This will give it a shadowed effect.

EnJOY and I hope your wall looks FABULOUS!