June 2015 Class Pictures
The mossy pot technique can be used with any combination of paint colors.
The mossy finish, crafted with spray paints is an excellent way to create an inexpensive, neutral colored container for floral designs.
The mossy finish can be applied to any surface paint will adhere to.
Use transparent Just for Flowers paint when you want create a wash rather than solid color.
Use Just for Flowers tints to enhance, or slightly change the color of artificial flowers, containers or other items. It is a transparent spray that allows the underlying color to show.
Glossy Wood Tone can be used on anything to refresh its appearance. Notice the difference between the gray cone and the brown one next to it.
Spray straw hat with a solid coat of paint. Decorate with ribbon and flowers.
Shoes can be painted to match an outfit. Design Master paint holds up very well for an evening of dancing.
Give wood a colored metallic finish with a gold base and then transparent tints over the gold.
Choose a colored candle and glitter with spray on adhesive and fine glitter for a festive look..
Although hard to see, this frame was sprayed from the back with mauve to cover the inside edges. Platinum was added to the front and wiped off with acetone to show the grain.
Give an inexpensive metal lamp base a face lift with textured paint. Use primer and then the textured paint. Color with your choice. We used an antique gold finish.
Spray on mixed solid colors and then Mess Master or acetone on top to cause the paint to bleed and blend.
Attach stickers of any shape to a plain lampshade to act as a stencil. Spray the entire shade with color. Spatter paint with a deeper color. Add ruched ribbon.
Painting is a great way to cover water marks and stains. Make the sure wood is clean before painting. Use spray on glitter to dress up any color, it allows the color to show through.
Candles can be painted and still burned. These are finished with the Verdigris method.
Any wood candlestick with a porous finish can be washed with color. Spray a small section at a time with the wash color and then remove some of the paint with acetone or Mess Master.
Tone down plants with bright green foliage using Glossy Wood Tone or Stain.
Create a swirled effect by spraying paint on a water surface and then dipping the item in the water.
Spraying a small section at a time, over spray with turquoise paint. Spray again with Mess Master to cause the turquoise to run into the cracks. Dab with a rag to show off the copper.
Antique metallic gold by spattering with black paint and adding an uneven coat of Glossy Wood Tone paint. Spray from the side to highlight the high points of relief.
Patch with wood epoxy or filler. Spray with primer. Next cover completely with white enamel. Two or three coats may be necessary. Paint the red on with a brush.
Create beautiful colored glass by painting it from the back or inside. Colored glass is enhanced by painting the inside with a metallic paint.
A leather look can be achieved by ragging with cellophane patches of different color paint. Then finish with several coats of Walnut Wood Tone.
Tortoise Shell finish is created in much the same way as the malachite or granite using different colors of paint.
Use these colors to create a Chinese lacquer finish. While paint is absorbed in a porous finish, on a hard surface it will get a high sheen from the glossy wood tone.
Chinese Lacquer starts with a solid Red paint. Add patches of Burgundy or Cranberry. Spatter with black paint allowing blackish patches to occur. Finish with a coat of Glossy Wood Tone.
A malachite finish can be achieved by blending greens and black. Dip the tip of a feather in black paint to create the lines.
A granite finish is created by starting with a white background and then spattering, sponging, and over-spraying shades of gray and white with black accents.
If a warmer color granite is desired add Glossy Wood tone as shown on top right. Left shows a torn piece of cardboard to create a 'crack'.