June  2015 Class Pictures

Mossy Pot Technique
Mossy Pot Technique

The mossy pot technique can be used with any combination of paint colors.

Accentuating Plants with Mossy Pots
Accentuating Plants with Mossy Pots

The mossy finish, crafted with spray paints is an excellent way to create an inexpensive, neutral colored container for floral designs.

Mossy Finish Decor
Mossy Finish Decor

The mossy finish can be applied to any surface paint will adhere to.

Transparent Washes
Transparent Washes

Use transparent Just for Flowers paint when you want create a wash rather than solid color.

Just for Flowers Tints to Enhance
Just for Flowers Tints to Enhance

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.

Wonderful Glossy Wood Tone
Wonderful Glossy Wood Tone

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.

Straw Hats Benefit from Paint
Straw Hats Benefit from Paint

Spray straw hat with a solid coat of paint. Decorate with ribbon and flowers.

Dancing Shoes
Dancing Shoes

Shoes can be painted to match an outfit. Design Master paint holds up very well for an evening of dancing.

Metalic Finish
Metalic Finish

Give wood a colored metallic finish with a gold base and then transparent tints over the gold.

Festive Glitter
Festive Glitter

Choose a colored candle and glitter with spray on adhesive and fine glitter for a festive look..

Update a Wooden Frame
Update a Wooden Frame

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.

Textured Paint
Textured Paint

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.

Mess Master Creativity
Mess Master Creativity

Spray on mixed solid colors and then Mess Master or acetone on top to cause the paint to bleed and blend.

Styling Lamp Shades
Styling Lamp Shades

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.

Cover Those Stains
Cover Those Stains

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.

Verdigris Candles
Verdigris Candles

Candles can be painted and still burned. These are finished with the Verdigris method.

Washed Wooden Candlestick
Washed Wooden Candlestick

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 Bright Colors
Tone Down Bright Colors

Tone down plants with bright green foliage using Glossy Wood Tone or Stain.

Paint Dipping in a Bucket
Paint Dipping in a Bucket

Create a swirled effect by spraying paint on a water surface and then dipping the item in the water.

Copper + Turquoise=Verdigirs
Copper + Turquoise=Verdigirs

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
Antique Metallic Gold

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.

Like New Rocking Chair
Like New Rocking Chair

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.

Colored Glass Technique
Colored Glass Technique

Create beautiful colored glass by painting it from the back or inside. Colored glass is enhanced by painting the inside with a metallic paint.

Leather Technique
Leather Technique

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
Tortoise Shell Finish

Tortoise Shell finish is created in much the same way as the malachite or granite using different colors of paint.

Chinese Lacquer Finish
Chinese Lacquer Finish

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
Chinese Lacquer

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
A Malachite Finish

A malachite finish can be achieved by blending greens and black. Dip the tip of a feather in black paint to create the lines.

Creating Granite
Creating Granite

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.

Granite Warmth
Granite Warmth

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'.

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