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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 product...

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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 opened...

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Gold Foil Ice Skate Tutorial

Ice skates are fun to use in winter decor, whether they're simply propped up in a vignette or filled with greens and hung on a wall, from a mantle or on a door! We came across this pair of skates at a thrift store that were just a little too new and white. They were crying out for artistic embellishment! Artisan Enhancements...

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How to Create an Etched Glass Effect with Artisan Enhancements Fine Stone and Pearl Plaster

We think you're going to love this simple DIY etched glass effect project! We started with a fairly large vintage glass window. We discovered that a mixture of equal parts Pearl Plaster to Fine Stone provides just the right amount of shimmer and texture to achieve the etched effect that we were after. You can experiment with this ratio if you prefer...

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Monogram Sign with Glazed & Textured Background

Monogram signs are all the rage in home decor this season! We're going to show you how to create your own monogram sign with a textured background using Artisan Enhancements Crackle Tex and VP Antico! A custom tinted Scumble Glaze will give your sign a weathered patina and accentuate the crackle finish! Completing your piece with exterior grade Clear Topcoat Sealer...

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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 number...

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Sand Washed and Stenciled Sign Tutorial

Perfect for the beach house, or the beach inspired home, it isn't just the words on this sign that conjure up images of the seashore! We have created a textured, weathered finish reminiscent of a lsurface washed and worn with beach sand and salt water! Follow along as we walk through the steps of producing the weathered backdrop for our...

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Beautiful Potential with Kathie Jordan and Jim Connelly!

Artisan Enhancements retailer, Kathie Jordan has teamed up with master painter, Jim Connelly for a fun new video series that's sure to inspire! Kathie has two amazing storefronts in Ontario, Kathie Jordan Design and ArtHaus150. She is a talented artist and decorator with a great eye for design! Jim is known for his work on HGTV's Debbie Travis Facelift and most recently...

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Artisan Enhancements Products And Script Stencil Create A Beautiful Finish!

What fun this finish was to create! A bit rustic. A bit glamorous. And totally fit for a fancy gold frame. We like how wonderful and time-saving it is to have the option to paint right over an existing finish on walls or furniture, and use it as ghostly pattern within the new technique. Especially when well-stuck wallpaper is involved. We got...

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