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Creating texture & raised stencilling with cornstarch.

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Creating texture & raised stencilling with cornstarch.

How to create texture and raised stencilling using cornstarch (cornflour) mixed into Frenchic Chalk Paint. Check out my other blog posts here.

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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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Using IOD stamps to revamp coasters

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Using IOD stamps to revamp coasters

DIY coaster makeover I had a few Christmas coasters left over in the shop stock so decided to revamp them using Frenchic Paint and IOD decor stamps. I chose Wedding Cake as the background colour and the Bohemia stamp with black ink for the print. Here's a quick video of the process. Once complete, and dry, I sealed the coaster with Frenchic Finishing Coat to give it a water resistant finish.

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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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