Artisan Enhancements Retailer Spotlight on Camas Antiques

Nestled in historic downtown Camas, Washington is a 10,000 square foot antique store with a lot to offer!

Camas Antiques has over 75 unique antique vendors, treasures for the home, garden and more!

In addition to antiques and gifts, the selection of earth friendly art products attract a steady flow of DIYers!

Store owner, JoAnn Taylor and her “partner in paint” Amanda Bachelder are proud to carry a variety of art mediums that are not only easy for their customers to use, but safe too!

Amanda says that her customers really appreciate the fact that Artisan Enhancements products are bio-based and have low-no VOCs!

Beautiful samples of finishes created with Artisan Enhancements products can be found in the DIY area and throughout the store!

Rustic, weathered paint finishes are on-trend in the Pacific Northwest!  For that reason, Crackle Tex has been a popular product with Camas Antiques customers and vendors too!

Antique vendor Deanna of “The Doll House” at Camas Antiques has used Crackle Tex on everything from dining tables to violins!  Customers flock to Deanna’s unique weathered creations!

Hand painted signs and other stenciled creations have been popular sellers at Camas Antiques.

Many of the vendors have purchased the Vintage Alphabet and Number stencils to use in their projects.

Amanda offers at least one advanced technique workshop each month.  These workshops are typically 3 hours long and introduce participants to at least 3 Artisan Enhancements products. Customers and store vendors always seem to be looking for a new technique to up their painting game.

In a recent workshop, attendees tackled an image transfer project, raised stencil relief with VP Antico and a Pearl Plaster Scumble glaze.

According to Amanda, next month’s workshop will include metallic finishes featuring Artisan Enhancements Leaf and Foil Size.

Amanda clears off the workshop table for special demonstrations during store events.

Most recently she worked on adding VP Antico raised stencil embellishments to a small cabinet during a summer sidewalk sale.

Amanda says that she enjoys visiting with customers about the products and techniques she is using and they often walk away with a new product to try or sign up for a workshop.

If you ever find yourself in the Camas area, be sure to pay a visit to Camas Antiques!  Better yet, sign up for one of their inspiring workshops!

And if you live elsewhere, just click on the “find a retailer” tab on our website to discover the Artisan Enhancements retailer near you!

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