and I have really enjoyed painting this
I have painted it in the 4 Cath Kidston colours, Red for the Train and the lid, Green for the bottom and sides of the framework, Pale Blue along the top and Linen for all the panels with a couple of my acrylic paints for the smoke and detailing.
I don't know if the photo shows it up but I painted one of my MDF Train shapes and fixed that to the side of the toy box with wood glue. Along the bottom I have run all around with my SU Train Track Roller in Dk. Brown
I have cut all of the different carriages from scraps of card by simply cutting an 8 x 8cm square which I have shaped by trimming the sides at an angle, I cut the wheels on my Cricut in Black card at 1" The trucks run 4 along the front, 2 on the side, seven along the back and a single one on the far end. The first truck has coal which I cut free hand from Black card and highlighted it with a white gel pen.
I also cut the letter of his name on the Cricut with Plantain Schoolbook at 2" in Dk Red and shadowed them in Black, I added 7 trucks along the back of the toy box and added his name to the 5 centre trucks.
Last was the smoke, you cant have a steam train without smoke. Into a mixing dish I added a small dollop of Ivory paint and a drop each of Dk. Grey and Black acrylic and just stirred it together a little, not enough to mix it properly then using a large brush I dipped the brush randomly to pick up the paint and applied it by moving the brush in circles.
I was really undecided about the lid but chose to paint it in just one coat of the red, you can still see the grain of the wood and it looks more like a colour wash than a solid paint which looks really nice.
So another order completed, my next big project is another table and chair set but this time with a transport theme for a boy.
Off to draw up some designs for hubby to cut out, I need to make a start on my Christmas list as I am already getting asked for Christmas stuff at craft Club.
Please feel free to leave a comment so i know what you think of it
Bye for now