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How To Make Coloured Wax

Chalk Paint

How To Make Coloured Wax

In this short tutorial we talk through how to make coloured waxes with The Artisan Company premium chalk paints and high performing clear wax. What is coloured wax? The Artisan Company has two different waxes - Clear Wax and Dark Wax - however, you can tint the Clear Wax with any of their chalk paints to create your own coloured wax. This gives you the freedom to create your own bespoke, decorative finish, pulling colours from your decor onto your paint finsih. What colours can I use to make coloured wax? You can use any colour from The Artisan Company's...

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Introducing Metallic Gazes

Chalk Paint Metallics

Introducing Metallic Gazes

In this tutorial we show you how to use two of the different metallic glazes by The Artisan Company. What is a metallic glaze? The metallic glazes are a translucent paint with metallic pigments, designed to enhance a colour or to provide a subtle metallic sheen. How are they different to the metallic cremes? The metallic cremes are a full coverage metallic paint, designed to give a solid gold, silver, copper etc. finish. Whereas the glazes will reflect the colour underneath. Milan Moonshadow over Obsidian Blue: The first chair is painted in Obsidian Blue, a wonderful deep and dark blue. Once...

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Brush Guide

Chalk Paint

Brush Guide

A quick guide to our favourite Staalmeester brushes and what they're used for. If you have any questions about which brush would be best suited to your next chalk paint project, please get in touch. Pro-Hybrid Round Brush These brushes are your everyday go to brush. Perfect for chairs, legs, carved details and to create subtle texture. Natural Bristle Brush This is the wax brush. Designed to help you easily apply your wax, you can also use it with chalk paint to create a heavily textured finish. Flat Brush These come in mulitple sizes, from small detail brushes to extra-large...

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Different Kinds of Decoupage Papers

Decoupage

Different Kinds of Decoupage Papers

We get asked all the time about the difference between the decoupage papers and what they should be used for, so we thought we'd jump on here to give a quick overview of them. Napkins Napkins are great for decoupaging smaller décor items and larger pieces of furniture. Use them as a solid pattern, or tear them to create your own design.  They are the most delicate type of paper and are the most likely to tear and crinkle. However, they give a beautiful traditional decoupage finish. Rice Papers Rice papers are stronger than the napkins and have been designed...

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An Introduction to Décor Stamps

Stamps

An Introduction to Décor Stamps

This week we had a play with the new décor stamps by ReDesign with Prima. What are décor stamps? The Clearly Aligned Décor Stamps feature customised, printed designs on the clear acrylic stamp itself. This allows you to clearly align your stamp for perfect placement, while also preventing over stamping and misalignments. Seeing the pattern clearly, without inking the stamp first, is especially helpful when creating repeat patterns. Create unique and versatile stamped designs on a variety of surfaces, while stamping your projects perfectly each time! How to use décor stamps? You can use the décor stamps on your furniture or...

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