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Choosing Decoupage Papers and Mediums

Choosing Decoupage Papers and Mediums

I love, love, love using decoupage papers. There’s more ways than I could ever even mention that you can decoupage things to furniture and small goods.  Vases, picture frames, lamps, other wall art, and decor, even on your canvas paintings.  However, some are easier to work with than others.

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My Painter’s Toolkit

My Painter’s Toolkit

My painter’s tool kit contains a lot of goodies that make my life easier. Brushes are there, of course, (see my post on my favorite furniture painting brushes, brush storage, and  brush care techniques) but there are a few other items that make up my go-to tools.

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How to Clean and Care for Your Artist Paint Brushes

How to Clean and Care for Your Artist Paint Brushes

We’ve talked a lot about brush selection and what the best brush is for each type of project, but we haven’t talked very much about caring for your brushes. Your Most Valuable Tools Your paintbrushes are your most valuable tools, whether you’re painting on furniture...

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How to Choose Furniture for Flipping and Painting

How to Choose Furniture for Flipping and Painting

Then I obsessed over the gorgeous pieces that I saw on Pinterest. My eye was always drawn to the vintage pieces. They were often real wood (beware of every Marketplace post made to man that is claiming to be real wood. Ashley, Broyhill and the like have not been “real wood” in the sense that people think that they are, for as long as I can remember). Nothing upsets me more (well, that’s probably an exaggeration), than agreeing to pick up a “solid wood” piece, and getting there to see a pressboard piece that has veneer.

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Furniture Painting Inspired by Canvas Art Challenge

Furniture Painting Inspired by Canvas Art Challenge

I have just completed another really fun collaboration with LaVonne of LaVintage Decor in Altoona,  Pennsylvania. I am always up for a challenge, and LaVonne and I had a really good time with this one! We challenged each other to paint a canvas painting, and then mail...

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Dry Brush Vintage Mailbox

Dry Brush Vintage Mailbox

https://youtu.be/PEy8JfiRk1I Happy New Year! Bye 2020 and hello 2021! I am hoping this New Year brings you many great things. While you're starting your new year off, I thought I would bring you a quick project that only took me a few minutes to complete! I have had...

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Fun Snowman Canvas Painting

Fun Snowman Canvas Painting

  Before I begin this week's post, I just wanted to say Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a great Christmas celebrating with friends and family. Next up is celebrating the New Year! Let me know if...

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Make Your Own Gesso

Make Your Own Gesso

If you have seen my post "Make Your Own Chalky + Clay Paint" then you will love this post! Today we are going to be making our own Gesso. Gesso is usually a thicker paint with a look of, what I call,...

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Winter Cardinal Canvas Painting

Winter Cardinal Canvas Painting

In continuing with my holiday projects as we count down to Christmas, I painted a Cardinal in the woods in Winter. I love this painting so much and I only had 30 minutes before work that I decided to...

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