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Using Iron Orchid Designs Decor Products

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Using Iron Orchid Designs Decor Products

IOD Décor Stamps For anyone who hasn’t used the IOD Décor Stamps, they are essentially what they sound like. A stamp. Similar to a stamp that you might’ve used as a child- but magical. The IOD Décor Stamps have the power to transform an item that you found on the side of the road to an item that you will have to convince your husband you didn’t spend your entire monthly budget on. Yeah, that good. But wait- there’s more. The IOD décor stamps aren’t just for furniture and home décor, you can use them to transform your food art...

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Temporary closure announcement

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Temporary closure announcement

*Announcement* - COVID-19 Dear friends.It's with great sadness that I tell you that I have decided to close the doors to the shop from 3pm tomorrow, Saturday 21st. Given the current situation I feel that we all need to do our bit to ensure that as a community we come through this as unscathed as possible. Social distancing seems to be the key and I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. I will continue to sell Frenchic and Iron Orchid Design products online from my website (www.doodledash.co.uk)These will be available for posting out or...

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IKEA Lazy Susan hack!

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IKEA Lazy Susan hack!

Ikea Lazy Susan makeover using IOD Decor stamps and Frenchic Paint Take one plain lazy susan from IKEA and see how you can make it into a unique home accessory using Frenchic Paint and IOD decor stamps. Create the paint effect of your choice as a background using Frenchic chalk paints and then get creative with any of the IOD stamps. I chose the Birds, Blossoms and Branches stamp herre and used the black and mixing white inks to double stamp the flowers. As a final florish I added some Frenchic Copper Frensheen to give the flowers some detailing and...

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Reducing brush strokes with chalk paint

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Reducing brush strokes with chalk paint

The main reason you get brush strokes on your work are: Brush quality Too much paint on your brush Using too much pressure when painting. Here's a quick video talking through technique whilst painting with chalk paint: If you have any further questions please do join my Facebook Page Doodledash Interiors and message me! You can find Frenchic paints and brushes here in the shop section of the website

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Preparing your furniture for painting

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Preparing your furniture for painting

Before you paint with Frenchic: One of the beauties of Frenchic is that you don't need to use a primer before painting but you DO need to prep! By that I mean that your item needs to be clean and keyed, be it a PVC door, kitchen cupboards, Grandma's old bureau or your Ikea table. The rule of thumb is to wash with sugar soap to rid of dirt, grease, grime, nicotine etc, rinsing well and thoroughly drying then lightly sand using a fine grade sandpaper or sanding sponge to 'key' the paint (to enable it to adhere). Wipe away...

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