The Ellis Collection is a limited edition of 12 old-world colors, sold in pint sizes. Each of the 12 colors are named for items that were brought with immigrants coming to America. Their hope for a new start after their journey coincides with the new life given so many pieces we revitalize with paint. Being an all natural, eco-friendly chalk and clay base paint is an important feature for American Paint Company and is the key in creating new treasures that can become heirlooms for another generation.
In keeping with the euro look we all love, the collection includes 3 colors of Glaze finish; clear, brown and black.
The Glaze Finish is a highly versatile and concentrated transparent glaze. It can be tinted with APC Micas, used as a color wash or to create a special aged finish. APC Glaze Finish has superior workability and can be used for a variety of looks.
Lets check these colors out -
PEACOCK – a strong teal, the color of peacock feathers
next to Surfboard, Beachglass, Shoreline, Bluejeans
WAISTCOAT -a chartreuse green, the color of fine vintage wool
next to Liberty, Nanna’s Cupboard, Home Turf, National Forest
CRUSHED TEA – a medium taupe, like dried tea leaves
next to Purple Mountain Majesty, Dawns Early Light
SACKCLOTH – a soft warm taupe, the color of raw woven fabric
next to Rushmore, Plymouth Rock, Home Plate
LEATHER BOOTS – a rue dark brown, like aged leather
next to Tumbleweed, Desert Cactus, Amber Waves of Grain
next to Saddle, Wild Horses, Lincoln’s Hat
CANNON BALL – dark black, like forged iron
next to Wild Horses, Lincoln’s Hat, Freedom Road, Smoke Signal
LIMOGES- a creamy ivory with a hint of tan, color of bone china
next to Plymouth Rock, Home Plate, Navajo White, Uncle Sam
CAMEO- a warm soft pink, like flesh tone marble
next to Purple Mountain Majesty, Dawn’s Early Light, First Lady, Momma’s Lipstick
VOYAGE- a soft aqua, like the wide open gray sky
next to Dollar Bill, Liberty
PARCHMENT - a creamy yellow, like aged paper
next to Amber Waves of Grain, Heaven’s Light, A-Maizeing
TREASURE BOX – a soft mint, like luscious minty velvet
next to Liberty, Nanna’s Cupboard, Home Turf
TEA CUP – a soft blue, the color of delicate blue china
next to Shoreline ,Blue Jeans, Shining Seas
The colors lighten up as they dry – not to worry, topcoat with wax or topcoat finish and your color will come back to life -
The Ellis Collection -
joining American Paint’s lineup of 35 all natural, chalk clay mineral based paint colors – you won’t find any volatile organic compounds in this brand
Now the Glazes -
I’ve got more playing to do, with the glazes , over colors full strength, over raw paints, but for now I tried five neutral colors of American Paint. You’ll have to click on the picture to see the details…
1 coat Uncle Sam, 1 coat Topcoat Finish, 1 coat pretinted glaze mixed 50:50 with water. I brushed glaze on and wiped it softly with a dry cloth.
1 coat Home Plate 1 coat Topcoat Finish, 1 coat pretinted glaze mixed 50:50 with water. I brushed glaze on and wiped it softly with a dry cloth.
1 coat Navajo White, 1 coat Topcoat Finish, 1 coat pretinted glaze mixed 50:50 with water. I brushed glaze on and wiped it softly with a dry cloth.
1 coat Limoges, 1 coat Topcoat Finish, 1 coat pretinted glaze mixed 50:50 with water. I brushed glaze on and wiped it softly with a dry cloth.
1 coat Parchment, 1 coat Topcoat Finish, 1 coat pretinted glaze mixed 50:50 with water. I brushed glaze on and wiped it softly with a dry cloth.
The glaze also comes clear, and can be tinted with tints, pigments, micas, stuff like that. The glazes will create a washable seal over chalky or dusty surfaces.. Several coats of Glaze Finish will dry to an eggshell sheen. You can water the glaze down with 1,2 or 3 parts water to 1 part glaze, which is what I did over these light colors. Cutting it with water will lessen the sheen as well.
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