How to Age with Glaze!

In get this question so so often I thought I’d make it into a nice little blog post for you all.

To get this look you will need:
1 rag
1 Chip brush
1 bucket
water
General Finishes Van Dyke Brow water based Glaze Effect. (You can buy this here: http://amzn.to/2kz4xI2 )

This is a really simple process that makes really great results.

The goal is to get into all the cracks of cabinetry, carvings, and edges. The brown glaze gives off an aged feel that is perfectly custom.

Watch this video to find out how I do this and what the end results look like:

Remember, the glaze is key! Get it here: http://amzn.to/2kz4xI2

Share with your friends on Facebook and other sites to enjoy this short tutorial!

And the winner is… Parisian Plaster!

Did you catch our contest on Facebook? We had a “name it to win it” type of contest two weeks ago where I asked you all to name my newest project. I came up with a finish that I filmed a video for and asked my Facebook followers to name it to get the video for free! Amber Black, a contestant came up with “Parisian Plaster” which was the winner! She won herself a free video on my newest video!
Watch the video below to check out the other names:

 This is a video where I teach you how to create a chipped paint finish. This is a finish for anything! I did one for a bench for a client and for a dresser! I sold both of them and made some money and now I want to show you how you can flip a furniture piece into a chipped paint Parisian plaster masterpiece!

If you dig this look, learn to create it. Get my newest video tutorial where I show you what I products I use and how to use them. Learning a skill like this can really set you apart to becoming the artists you were meant to be.
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Make sure to like my Facebook page for more cool contests, posts and more if you haven’t already.
Have a positive day and stay creative,
-Kari

Do you know how to start a wall stencil?

Considering Wallpaper in your home or business? Stop right there and put the glue down. Consider stenciling first! Stenciling is a great way to replicate almost any pattern to a wall without the prep and ripping of the wall. All you need to use is a stencil, tape, and paint. It’s that easy!
If you are also considering doing an accent wall, stop right there before you paint it all solid! Get something better and more interesting than a solid wall color!
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My client and designer wanted to fill a giant blank void of wall so I thought I would choose a stencil that was inspired by the chair patterns in the same room. They loved the idea and let me do my magic to this wall! So with my royal design studio stencil and paint, I made this look possible!
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Stenciling was kind of a challenge because this wall is slanted. I had to trust my technique and handle this little sliver! You work center downwards, then right and left to close it all up.
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I was posting on Facebook as kind of my visual diary through the process and people thought it was wallpaper! It’s not! Stenciling can give you such a better controlled look.
 Another person on my Facebook asked me how I even start a stenciling pattern because she was scared and intimidated to start one! It’s simple, let me show you. In my new Youtube Video below I show you how I put this pattern on can watch the whole transformation to the end through a time lapse:

 

I personally love using Royal Design Stencils and used the “Khanjali ikat” stencil for this wall. I love the pattern and it adds something so wonderful to make a beautiful statement walls. You can do this same pattern in any color with this high quality stencil. You can get the exact Stencil here:  http://www.royaldesignstudio.com/products/khanjali-ikat-stencil
I typically buy two so I can get it done faster with my assistant.
If Stenciling is something you think you want to try, I encourage you to do so! Get going and paint something beautiful,
Kari