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Furniture Painting: Will Shades of Aqua Turquoise Teal Blue Ever Fade?

Can you guess my birthstone?  I’m a March baby…

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Aquamarine it is,  so many variations, shades, grades….


I was never a fan in my younger days, I always wished my birthstone had been an Emerald, or Sapphire….   My 18 year old daughter, on the other hand,  wishes HER birthstone was Aquamarine  – her’s is Emerald and she hates it! 🙂

This past summer when I had more time to create with paint, she suggested (several times) to paint a fade piece in shades of blue.   Finally I took her suggestion with this piece

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I grabbed these colors – American Paint Company’s Shoreline, Liberty and Spacious Skies, and Botanical Paint Aster, another light aqua

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After the first coat I thought an embedded stencil down the front would be pretty-

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I used our Texture Plaster to lay the pattern, and repeated down the drawer fronts

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You can use a small jap trowel, a flat blade, even a plastic gift card to lay the plaster on the stencil, then lift the stencil to reveal your creation.

After the stencil dried I painted one more layer of mixed colors, and when dry I sanded to reveal the pattern.  The drawers were in great condition but too blonde in color – I richened (is that a word?) them up with a mix of a walnut and mahogany stain – and sanded back the top so I could stain it the same way

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To seal up my American Paint chalk clay all natural mineral finish, I used American Paint ‘s Vintage Clear Wax ,

the      O N L Y     WAX    I’ll     use 

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I painted up the hardware a bit,  so it would blend but still stand out

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Was really liking where this piece was going….

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BUT…….

the top was throwing me….

When that happens, the feeling wont let up until its fixed, so I took the top translucent light using American Paint’s Plymouth Rock and Uncle Sam, painting over that dark top, sanding back to reveal, and sealing up with American Paint’s Topcoat Finish-

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Did you notice the stencil in the drawer?  I stenciled  a small verse in each drawer –

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The lighter top worked, and indirectly drew to the stencil on the drawers, and the deeper drawers popped on their own –

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Love love loved….

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It sold soon after it hit the floor, and to the loveliest of families 🙂

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I missed the splash of turquoise on the floor,  so this one came next, a chest that I received white,  like this

 

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I’m sure I had some kind of plan for this piece, starting it in pastel colors, but once the turquoise pretty sold,  I saw this chest as another that could look good in blues…   I tipped it on its back and started with an all-over plaster stencil on the drawer fronts –

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I painted over the dried stencil with shades of blue – American Paint Peacock, Shoreline, Surfboard and Uncle Sam , and went light with the top – APC Plymouth Rock and Uncle Sam

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The top was a challenge – there was tannin bleed through the white, so I layed a coat of APC Topcoat Sealer to help block the bleed, when it dried I reapplied the whites, and included a little cannonball for depth –

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If you notice above, originally I painted the whole body blue – front, sides, feet… but I wasn’t thrilled with it like I was with the first piece.   This chest was previously painted white – heck, it may have been previously painted MANY times…  it’s finish was not as perfect and pristine as the lingerie chest, so the  blue finish over the existing ‘previously painted’  finish was weathered/shabby looking, not clean and perfect how I wanted.    I didn’t like it, I didn’t WANT this finish to be distressed, aged etc…  but I knew trying to fit a square peg into a round hole would be a frustrating waste of time.  Instead, I played off the piece, and  went a different direction,  silver leafingthe sides, front corners, and feet…

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I painted and leafed the hardware, then waxed the finish with a mix of American Paint Vintage Clear Wax, and  Clear Wax mixed with  Black Pigment, Grey Pigment, and  Brass Mica Powder to ‘weather’ the paint finish so it would coordinate more perfectly with the silver leafing touches.

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Pigments and Mica Powders are a great way to create wax colors in any shade and shimmer you desire.  I like to use them in our  Fabulous Clear Glaze as well.  I’m not a fan of floating them in the topcoat, though it can be done.  We stock 12 different Pigment colors and 9 Mica Colors  –turquoise_chalk_clay_leaf_raised_stencil_chest

This one sold soon after it hit the floor, just like its big sister, and my daughter hinted that a quick 2 for 2,  she was deserving of commission for pushing the turquoise idea…

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Not.    🙂

This was the third, that came soon after the second sold –

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The top on this one came in pretty raw.   It wasn’t in bad shape, a little beat up, but I needed the color to be darker to start with, so  I used a mix of Reclaim Mocha and Reclaim Licorice, a paint we carry that is usually rolled on, but sometime I use it as a ‘paint stain’ –

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For this to work and be easy, you don’t want to DAWDLE when you’re brushing it on –  just brush it, with a big wide brush, hit the whole surface

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then take a dry or slightly damp cotton rag, and wipe it back – you can use another dry brush to soften any application marks, but you’ll find it colors up the worn wood nicely.   We do this a lot for inside drawers , see the difference it makes?   It’s just a quick and easy option, and dries fast

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The first coat on this piece was mostly American Paint Peacock .  Notice the center medallion pattern that I’m hoping won’t get in the way of my stenciling plan…

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I used a stencil and our Textured Plaster Neutral and stenciled the whole front –

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The second coat was a mix of several APC chalk/clay paint colors – Surboard, Shoreline and more Peacock

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You’d almost think the stencil is gone…

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I Reclaim washed the bottom and added a stencil for fun

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I used APC Limoge, Plymouth Rock and some Cottage Paint custom Wonder White to create a lighter top

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Silver leafed the sides, and accents

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then went to work sanding and refining the body and top

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American Clear Wax, a buffing, and a sprinkling of Swarovskis, and version #3 was rolled out

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I dressed the ‘feet’ up with crystal pumps 🙂

silveR_leaf_legs_painted_furnitureI love the details on this piece

aqua_chest_top_washedand…… then it sold.

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Awesomeness,  that these pieces are moving fast, but part of what I like about creative refinishing is the not knowing what Ill end up with …  I needed to change up the next piece,   and I did,  using shades of grey (I’ll share the detailers later) –  it isn’t priced yet but is in the showroom –

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I have the next perfect piece to ‘take blue’, I’ll be starting it soon, but this time it will be a taller, fatter chest.

Time to go bury my head in tax paperwork!

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Are you local to the Detroit area and interested in possibly updating your OWN tired furniture?  If so,  come visit us – we’re located at the corner of 23 Mile and Van Dyke in Shelby Township,  48316.    Don’t come Sunday or Monday, because we’re not open, but T,W, F  our hours are 10am-5pm  Thursday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.  During holidays our hours do change, you can find updates on our website.

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A Purple Ombre China Cabinet, APC Chalk and Clay Paints

This is the longest dry spell since 2009 when I first started posting…

Transitioning websites is WAY complex. I have held off posting to my blog here,  because anything I do post will not show up on my NEW site when it opens.  I feel like I’m having a new house built, and the completion date keeps getting bumped because of weather or technical issues…

I JUST WANT THE KEYS DANGIT!!!

The thought of taking the time to repeat everything has made me not want to post at all, but Jon my web guy just told me (I’m sure to get me off his back) if I post here he’ll do the copying over to the new location when it’s finally usable.

Which then leads to WHERE DO I START?  All the pictures that customers have shared of their projects?  New projects?  New techniques or painted pieces?  Workshop photos?   File folders floating everywhere of pictures waiting to be shared is brain chaos.  I have major brain chaos.

Let’s do PURPLE.   Purple makes me happy.

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A purple ombre paint finish I created using a variety of American Paint chalk and clay paint colors, and a Cottage Paint base –

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It started like this

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My original intent was to play around with some purple shades of Cottage Paint that I’d tinted, trying to get to a royalty-king purple, and see how that paint would work layering and shading it for an ombre effect

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Cottage Paint, a clay based paint,  brushes out like melted velvet – it is full bodied but lets you stretch your strokes of paint out while still maintaining lovely coverage.  Our custom tinted “King Purple”  covered amazing, in one lean coat, and took about twenty minutes to dry.

I started layer two,  with the same dark purple, and some black and white to blend shades,  but I found it harder to create the ombre fades that I like to do using American Paint chalk and clay based paint, like these:

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I’m sure I could have created a lovely finish with my Cottage purple, but when you’ve got a certain idea in your head then you need to be comfortable on the way to getting there.

One huge advantage I have is a full rainbow of types and colors of paints to grab from, if I need to make a swift change up – in this case, I grabbed several American Paint colors to make shades of purple – Shining Seas, a deep violet blue (retired), Bordello, a deep magenta (retired), and Cannonball black.  Using the purple mixed with black, I started painting the bottom section, as I moved up I stayed more with only the purple, or the purple mixed with a little Uncle Sam White.  Its easier when painting with more than one shade to have a bowl of water near by, or a spray bottle of water, so that if your colors start to dry up on you, on the piece, you can get the painting moving again.

I popped the glass in the door and painted the grill with the Cottage Paint King Purple, and the inside of the cabinet a lighter shade of pale pink, using Cottage Paint custom tinted color Angora Pink.   A better choice for the insides, the Cottage will dry to a nice matte finish  whereas the APC will dry more like a piece of chalk –

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This piece was painted earlier this year and the colors I used have since retired.  American Paint has introduced a new color deck, the Bold and Beautiful, which offers a purple (Purple Rain), a violet blue (Soulful), and a magenta (Vixen) – three great colors to blend for creating bursts of purple.

Once the inside dried, I stenciled a french script using our thick Texture Plaster in neutral –

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The front, having a taller top, took me a few tries of shadowing in color, to get it where I liked it.  Once the color worked, I sanded to a soft refined finish and then applied my favorite wax, American Paint Vintage Clear Wax

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I silver leafed the feet and hardware, and added crystal knobs for shoes 🙂

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I used the original hardware – the drawer pulls actually have a round Swarovski Crystal Magnet attached to the front center (the ones on top in the photo below)

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Super strong, the magnet alone is keeping it on the hardware,  but I have been known to e6000 these pretties onto other parts of furniture (like my chairs at home) 🙂   Sold in pairs for $20, they are available to order online.

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A dainty door pull , silver leafed and a few small Swarovskis attached. We’ve got those available online as well –

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A side view, with the drawer out, revealing another raised stencil design, this one I embedded in between the paint layers, then sanded and wet wiped back to reveal, before sealing it off with APC Wax-

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Some closer ups, showing better detail of why I use our APC paints for this style of painting.  It’s so raw and natural it can be applied in thin layers and revealed through by sanding/wiping – taken back to a thin wafer of color, which then plays off the other colors around it.

It’s kinda hard to explain in words, but its like looking into it and seeing INTO it, seeing depth and dimension, thinking it MUST be texture-y and stroke-y, but then you touch it and its smooth…

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When I tried to layer/blend several colors of the Cottage Paint, I found it full bodied, more solid in its coverage, like heavier but not meaning ‘brushstroke’ heavy – just that each color wanted to lay down and COVER, and the only way i could sheer it down was by adding water onto my brush, but then the paint got too wet and the colors started to blend together, changing to a color I wasn’t wishing for…

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That’s when I knew to switch over to what I was used to.  Interestingly enough, I LOVE using the Cottage Paints as a ‘wash’ over a first color.  I add about 50-60% water to color #2, brush it over color 1, then soften back with a dry rag and brush.  It’s the easiest paint I have EVER worked with for ‘washing’ color on (we do it alot in our Paint a Piece Workshops), and it looks totally cool, like on this leg I demo’d in Shelby DIY TV Episode 8

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Customers will ask all the time, ‘Which is your favorite paint?”  and I answer honestly, saying I love them all – each one does something better than the other, making them unique, and serving of many paint opportunities –

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Here you can see the raised stencil better on the inside back wall –

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I didn’t put the glass insert back , though it will be sold with the piece ,  I just like the rawness of it being open.   My mom thinks I should put the glass in.   That, and she hates when I do the purple pieces.  Lol,  double banger –

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Of course, the back needs some LOVE too…

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When this piece sells I’ll find another to create – purples are one of my favorites –

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Are you local to the Detroit area and interested in possibly updating your OWN tired furniture?  If so,  come visit us – we’re located at the corner of 23 Mile and Van Dyke in Shelby Township,  48316.    Don’t come Sunday or Monday, because we’re not open, but T,W, F  our hours are 10am-5pm  Th 10am-6pm and Sat 10am-3pm.

If you live too far away, that’s ok,  we ship daily,  offering our full lines of paints, sundries and accessories –  find us at store.fabfinisher.com.

If you’re interested in painting your own piece, check out our Workshop Schedule,  you can even register online.

Snapshots… APC American Home Collection, Sale Paint, TicTacToe

Today’s happenings –   sorting out retired APC colors,  catch the ones we marked on sale, they won’t last long!  If you want to do the 6 pack online, you’ll have to call us to order –  we didn’t update the online store with that change  (not to be used with any other offers/promo)

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We need to make room for those new colors of American Paint that are due to arrive, hopefully, first part of December.

So guess what we got today????DSC_8104Can’t wait for this collection to arrive – we got a tiny bit in today, and we’ll be working up all kinds of samples for you –  I’m sure a few pieces too, right?  🙂

Best of all?  Pint cans!

LOVE THESE NEW CONTAINERS 

DSC_8111Working on several of these for a customer –   custom galvanized metal hanging tic tac toe boards –  decided to do more at the same time, after all the holidays are right around the corner!

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The Botanical Table, Step By Step

Several months ago we started an end table , brushing on one coat of  Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Wisteria.  The  plan was to do a white base and a weathered, layered top that was kindof a coastal green,  like this one I did awhile back

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I managed to get my hands on a few of the new Monahan botanical papers that are on order –   I HAD to find a piece to use them on…

That table we’d started months ago was perfect-

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I ripped the paper to fit,  (love that they are oversized) and then adhered it to the drawer front using modge podge

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I found the modge thicker than I liked, and when I did these stars,  I tried Caromal’s Reclaim sealer with a squirt of elmers glue in it and it worked great-

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Now for the top –  I wanted the top of this table to pull the greens of this paper

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I grabbed the Textured Basecoats, as I knew the body would be the same type paint.  I grabbed the black (peppercorn) and sage (cobblestone)

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and started there –

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I wasn’t sure of the color,  so I pulled out a little mint green (bayberry) and bright blue (blueberry), and even a little pale yellow (mustard)

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All blended, and drying…. at this point I’m certain it ISNT the color I’m shooting for….

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I light sand it,  to give it a nice smooth feel,  and it pops through some of the white under texture –

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the base was painted with Textured Basecoat Parchment, a great neutral color that would go nicely with the aged paper.  I light sand the top and the body, an unnecessary step but one I always take because it softens the paint finish looks more ‘finished’

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and I put the drawer back to see where I’m at….

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maybe glaze will help.  I pull out Caromal’s Coffee Glaze (cooler )and Tea Glaze  (warmer)

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and mix both as I brush on a coat

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I brush it on the whole top, then take a dry cloth to wipe it back

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NOOOOOOooooooooo…..     its NOT the color I wanted…..  army kakhi…..  I’ll have to figure something else out….

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I continue on and glaze the body-

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you can see the subtle difference – the side is unglazed, the front legs are

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what a great great paper….

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I dry brushed the original hardware with the Parchment, and hit them  with the glaze as well –

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Timeless combination –

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Rue la la….

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Darn that kakhi color…..

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When the glaze dried, I brushed over the whole top with a combination of  lovely green American Paint clay chalk paints –  National Forest, Home Turf,  and Nana’s Cupboard, and a yellow A-maizing ,  and worked to cover up that kakhi color –

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I sanded it

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Looks lifeless,  but not for long –

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I break out my favorite wax –   American Paint’s Clear Wax, and mix it with a little of their Dark Wax, and apply that over the top

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An old piece of wood, held underneath the furniture edge, keeps the wax from hitting the drawer and sides

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I use my chip brush to work that wax in, I don’t like to heavily paint it on, that wastes too much –

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Wax is on

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Now I lightly wipe, with a dry cloth, to get that bit of excess off.  Don’t leave excess wax on your piece, it will never dry and will remain tacky

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That’s much better!   When it dries I’ll give it a buff…

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back to glaze the rest,  brush on wipe off

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can’t get any easier than that…

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Buffed,  so many colors coming through – even the texture of the first coat of white –

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The papers will be accompanying a new line of paints from Caromal Colours, in collaboration with Monahan Papers -called the Botanical Collection (you can read about that here BOTANICALS)

I would venture to guess the two greens,   Boxwood and Moss, might be a perfect compliment to these aged botanical papers

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In the mean time, I love how this turned out –

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Happy first day of October!

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