Step by Step Projects

Embossed Wing Décor Technique by Creative Sol Makery

Recently we profiled retailer and artist, Charlotte of Creative Sol Makery in Garden City, Michigan.  Charlotte is known for her use of texture, color, and layers. We asked Charlotte to share one of her favorite techniques to add texture and details. In this multi-layered finish Charlotte explains how simple plain objects can be completely transformed with Artisan Enhancements™ products! Creating Embossed...

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Metallic accents with Artisan Enhancements™ Leaf and Foil Size

Adding metallic and leaf accents is so easy with Artisan Enhancements™ Leaf & Foil Size! Leaf & Foil Size was developed for a smooth, easy-to-use application. Our enhanced formula provides extended open and tack times. Great for furniture, cabinetry, decorative finishes, canvas art, ceilings and walls! If you’re new to the world of metal leafing and foiling, here are some great...

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Video: Stone Textured Pumpkins with Country Comforts

We recently featured, Lori Repokis owner of Country Comforts as part of our Retailer Spotlight series. In this video Lori shares one of her favorite texture techniques using Fine Stone and Crackle Tex on a decor pumpkin. Supply list included below! Textured Pumpkin Supply List Materials: Craft Pumpkin (can be found at hobby & craft store such as Target, Michaels or Hobby Lobby) ...

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Creating A Modern Farmhouse Technique Blending Stain and Scumble Glaze

This antique school desk, charming as it was, did not fit the Modern Farmhouse Style of the home in which it resided. A new paint finish was in order. After a good cleaning, we discovered the wood pieces were not only screwed in place...but also glued to the cast iron legs. For this reason, disassembling and staining the wood was...

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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Outdated lamps are abundant in thrift stores and junk shops!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 with...

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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 finish....

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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 Stone...

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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 discovered...

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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 Walnut...

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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 the...

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