Tag - DIY Projects

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...

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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Outdated lamps are abundant in thrift stores and junk shops!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This thrift store mirror was outdated and unattractive, but we felt it had potential.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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