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Add Depth and Dimension to Paint Finishes with Scumble!

Applying a Scumble glaze to your cabinetry, furniture or walls adds depth, dimension and a custom look to your paint finish! Scumble is a transparent glaze-like medium that is easily tinted with Chalk Paint, mixols, or Pearl Plaster. Imagine the possibilities! Scumble eliminates the need for purchasing a new glaze for each project. With Scumble on hand, you can mix any number...

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Enhancing the Natural Beauty of Reclaimed Aged Wood with Clear Topcoat Sealer

(Photo Credit: Studio 184) Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements is a non-toxic, exterior grade, soya based sealer. Clear Topcoat Sealer also has the ability to stand up to high heat, as well as the water resistant qualities. Due to the product's versatility, it is a popular choice for sealing various DIY and professional paint finishes. Clear Topcoat Sealer has...

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Textured Chippy Distressed DIY Furniture Finish

Those who are familiar with our products know that Crackle Tex can not only create dramatic weathered crackled paint finishes but Crackle Tex can also give you a textured chippy finish as well! Two questions that we get asked often are, "Can you apply Crackle Tex to an unpainted wood surface?" and "Can you layer Crackle Tex finishes for...

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Artist Angela Leachman Puts Clear Topcoat Sealer to the Ultimate Test!

When it comes to decorative painting, there are very few surfaces that are off limits as far as artist Angela Leachman of Ruston, Louisiana is concerned! Angela is well known for the vintage camp trailers that she beautifies with her unique, imaginative designs and outstanding artistic skill! She calls them her Glitzy Glampers and after having worked her magic...

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Artisan Enhancements Clear Finish for Sealing Kitchen Cabinetry

It's no secret that tackling your own kitchen remodel by simply updating cabinetry with a few coats of paint is the most cost effective way to create dramatic change in your kitchen. Most DIYers are comfortable with the idea of painting cabinetry once they decide on a color. However, the prospect of sealing that new paint finish with a...

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Old World Patina Paint Finish Tutorial

When we recently came across this image on Pinterest, we knew these rustic candle sticks would be great inspiration for an Old World patina paint finish! We gathered together several new, mismatched candlesticks and set out to give them that elegant, rustic, Old World appeal! After painting each candlestick with a base coat of varying shades of grey and white, we...

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New Urn…Aged to Fabulous Imperfection!

We had so much fun creating a chippy, crusty, imperfectly aged finish on this new, ceramic urn! You too can achieve this look! Artisan Enhancements user-friendly art finishing products make it possible for beginners and experts alike to produce authentic, complex looking finishes with ease! The key to a finish like this one is layering! Don't be overwhelmed by the...

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Glazed and Foiled Regal Style Cabinet Tutorial

Now and then a piece of furniture comes along with great bones but zero personality. We like to think of these pieces as a blank canvas, the perfect subject for an artistic makeover. They need something with a little more dimension and design, something above and beyond a paint makeover. That's where Artisan Enhancements products really come into play,...

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Image Transfer Tutorial

With such an array of wonderful graphics and art images available online, incorporating transferred images into furniture makeovers and other DIY projects is all the rage! Although Artisan Enhancements™ Transfer Gel can be used as a decoupage medium, the intended transfer method which we show here will give you the appearance of an image that is an integrated part...

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