Painting is always a fun activity but painting with family/friends with some adult beverages mixed in is next level for me. I frequent our paint and sip studio, Pinotâs Palette, with my mother when they have something that perks our interest and I find it makes a fun mommy/daughter night. Recently, I attended a sign painting party at my friends house and I really enjoyed myself because she is a wonderful host. The company that was represented for this one was Chalk CoutureÂ which I havenât heard of before but their products are really nice.
At Pinotâs, I have attended two classes, Pet Portrait and Jockey Silk. Both of these projects are definitely different than their normal offerings but they were definitely the ones I wanted to attend. The Pet Portrait one was nice since they provide an outline of your furry family member and provide easy to follow instructions with an excellent end result. This is one I would definitely attend again. I am really pleased with how our paintings turned out. Queen Sushi (my cat) would prefer to not be represented in anything but fine oils but she also drinks out of the toilet so thereâs that.
The second class I attended had a cutout jockey silk and hat that you can use as a wall hanging or front door decoration. I went for the front door decoration since my other projects were too big to fit in the tiny space between my door and storm door. I really love the way this one turned out too! I hope to at some time fit in the bourbon barrel head painting where you paint a design directly on the bourbon barrel top! These tend to fill up fast but definitely on my bucket list. I try to check out their calendar monthly for their offerings since the classes fill up fast! If you havenât had a chance to check out one of these studios, I highly recommend it! They have so many different offerings, including kids projects. I have already signed up for another one towards the end of August with a pumpkin door decoration.
The other event I attended took place at my friend Shellyâs home and was presented by a Chalk Couture representative. This project is perfect for a girls get together and is easy enough to do while enjoying the company of others. The materials of the sign are a metal shaped base and water based chalk paints with some stencils. The metal base is nice because you can attach magnets on it if you wish but for my particular piece I probably wonât since it is a wall hanging. I could see it being a great idea if it is an information area of your home. The paint being water based might seem a little strange but it allows you to wash off your design and reapply a different one or fix any mistakes you may have made. You purchase the stencils and paint so you always have them to reapply different designs. The representative was super accommodating and brought the stencils she purchased for the group to use which was helpful for those putting house numbers on their signs, etc. I would definitely recommend attending or hosting a party if that is your thing. I really enjoyed myself and the margaritas were a nice bonusâ¦ðThanks Shelly!
Let me know if you have any fun crafty activities you are trying out locally or with a group of people. I am always up for new ideas!