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  • March 9, 2015

    How to Create the French Princess Bed

    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 […]

  • November 20, 2014

    Did you know?

    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 […]

  • May 12, 2014

    Find van Gogh’s Ear – Contest #2

    Find van Gogh’s Ear Contest #2 Find van Gogh’s Ear! WE HAVE HIDDEN AN EAR (EEEEHHHHHWWWWW!) IN A QUART OF VAN GOGH FOSSIL PAINT. Some lucky winner is going to purchase that quart of Fossil Paint and find the ear. (eeeehhhhwww again!) What if they have no idea about the contest? Might they call the police to say they found a missing body part? […]

What is van Gogh Fossil Paint?

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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