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Workshops at Posh Chalk Interiors with Solly Jo: Experience & Achievement

Solly Jo Lewis is fairly new to the Artisan Enhancements family of retailers, but she has been painting and creating all her life! Solly Jo is the face behind Posh Chalk Interiors in Leeds, UK. Posh Chalk Interiors received their first shipment of Artisan Enhancements products in June and immediately hit the ground running! Solly Jo was eager to share the...

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Featured Artisan Video: Girl in Pink – “Chip” Crackle Art Board

In our last blog post, we featured one of our favorite Artisans and Blogger, Girl In Pink As part of our new "Featured Artisan Profile" series, we wanted to share with you a new tutorial and project from "Girl in Pink". One of the most popular finishes created with our products is a layered "Chip" Crackle. In her newest...

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Featured Artisan Profile: Girl in Pink

We love working with talented artists, bloggers, DIY-ers and painters from around the world. The finishes and transformations created with our products are always so inspiring. For our very first "Featured Artisan Profile", we are highlighting a very good friend and longtime collaborator: Amanda Bachelder from the blog "Girl in Pink". Amanda, started blogging in 2010 about her passion for...

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From Brass to Stone….DIY Designer Lamp Makeover

Outdated lamps are abundant in thrift stores and junk shops! We picked up this brass lamp for a few dollars with a dramatic makeover in mind! A few metal flower magnets were purchased from Michael's Craft Store to add a fun element to the shape of the lamp. We used an epoxy to glue the metal flowers in place, secured...

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Aged Pewter Accents with Artisan Enhancements Leaf & Foil Size and Bio Savvy Stain

This thrift store mirror was outdated and unattractive, but we felt it had potential. We envisioned a dusty blue paint finish with aged Pewter accents. It was a great opportunity to play with the new Stain alongside our Leaf & Foil Size! Artisan Enhancements Leaf & Foil Size is a quick and easy way to add metallic accents to a paint...

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How to Add a Metallic Finish and Textured Pattern to Your Canvas Art

Adding metallic details and textured pattern to your canvas art couldn't be easier with a few key tools and products from Artisan Enhancements! For this example we have chosen to start with a Fine Stone stencil relief using our Distressed Wallpaper stencil. You may choose to paint your canvas first, if you'd like. Using our Color Shaper tool, we smoothed Fine...

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Aged Metallic Finish with Artisan Enhancements Pearl Plaster and Bio Savvy Stains

This unique plaster urn was just crying out for an elegant new look. We were on a mission to play up those details that were all but lost in the solid, matte black finish. Although metallic seemed a good idea, we wanted to go for a more old world, regal look as opposed to shiny and new. We have recently...

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Rustic Pearl Finish Over Stencil Relief

Artists and faux finishers are raving about the new line of stains from Bio Savvy Brands! Our wood stains penetrate raw wood to enhance the natural beauty of the grains, but their uses go far beyond the typical wood stain. These stains layer amazingly well with Artisan Enhancements art products and techniques. Here we have used Bio Savvy's Dark...

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Old World French signs aged with bio-based wood stains

We had so much fun creating these Old World style French signs! The salvaged wood scraps we discovered at a tag sale were the perfect size for our Small Alphabet stencils. We started by painting them in a couple coats of pale grey paint. The next step was to brainstorm a few French words and phrases that would fit on...

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The Creative Fun Never Ends at A Seeker’s Boutique in Paradise, CA!

Artisan Enhancements is pleased to introduce Brand Ambassador, Desiree Johnson of A Seeker's Boutique in Paradise, CA! Desiree is passionate and fearless when it comes to creating decorative finishes. We are certain that anyone who knows her would agree that her enthusiasm is contagious! Customers at A Seeker's Boutique have caught the creative bug! They flock to Desiree's exciting hands-on workshops...

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