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Step 1 Prepare your bed to receive Fossil Paint In most cases, I would simply apply the Fossil Paint directly to the clean furniture surface with no more prep than a soapy dishwater wipe down, but this was piece needed prep. Always do a scratch test first to determine if more prep is required. How to perform a scratch test This bed was […]
Some news about the the fun and love at van Gogh Lil Half Pints van Gogh Fossil Paint is now available in these adorable little half pints. Aren’t they cute? Don’t be fooled by their diminutive size – these babies pack a punch! They are double the size of most “samples”. These Lil Half Pints will allow you to paint a coffee table, or […]
Liquid Metals Colours. Name the last one. Two exciting contests at van Gogh Furniture Paintology! Contest #1 – Name that Colour Announcing van Gogh Liquid Metals! These scrumptious water based paints come in 8 delicious metallic colours and are top quality artist grade acrylics that can be used indoors or out. You can mix them together to create your own Designer colour, use them […]
Fossil paint has been around for hundreds, even thousands of years. Remember Tom Sawyer and the whitewash fence? Fossil paint! Cave art? Fossil paint! Frescos in the Sistine Chapel? Fossil Paint! All of these refer to fossil paint or some version of fossil paint. Using lime and pigment and magnesium or calcium carbonate (chalk) to create beauty is not a new invention.
So what we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a revival of an ancient art form! But with all of the modern convenience of being able to run down to your favourite décor store and buy a quart or two ready-made!
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How many times have you gone into those expensive shabby chic, farm house or high end furniture stores and seen those distressed pieces with that hand-rubbed lustre and velvety matte finish and thought “I could do that”? Well now is your chance to put that thought into action!