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Creating a glaze using Frenchic products

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Creating a glaze using Frenchic products

How to mix and apply a glaze over painted furniture If you want to give your creative projects a little something extra, another layer, depth and dimension, then a glaze is a great way to achieve that goal. You can do this easily by mixing together the colour of your choice from the Frenchic Paint ranges with their Finishing Coat. A rough 50/50 mix will help extend the drying time of the paint and enable you to manipulate it. On the project in the video, I have used Frenchic Al fresco range paint. This has a built in waterproof sealer....

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: Evoking Emotions With Paint Colours

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: Evoking Emotions With Paint Colours

While you might not realise it, colours and emotions are closely linked. Colours have the power to trigger emotions in us, and these reactions are rooted in psychological effects, biological conditioning and cultural imprinting. That’s why it’s so important to understand colour psychology and choose colours wisely when it comes to decorating. Certain paint colours can be used to create a lively and energetic mood (ideal in the kitchen or living room), while others can evoke calmness and relaxation (in the bedroom or bathroom, for instance). If you’d like to use colours representing emotions strategically throughout your house, here is...

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Upcycling your furniture

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Upcycling your furniture

A lick of paint is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your home’s interior. That’s no different for furniture, which can be truly transformed by high quality chalk paint brushes. Whether you’re looking to revamp an old pine chest of drawers, an end table, bookshelf or a fabric chair, this guide will explain how to upcycle your furniture with chalk paint in eight steps. Upcycling Using Chalk Paint 1. Pick Your Brush When you’re using chalk paint, you’ll always get better results with the right paintbrush. Although you can use whatever you have lying around in your...

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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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