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Ombre and blending techniques - take your projects to the next level!

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Ombre and blending techniques - take your projects to the next level!

Ombre with Frensheen Metallic powders Do you want to learn how to do this? Check out my upcoming workshop list...you could learn these fab techniques and take your projects up a notch! Book HERE!  

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Doodledash Stencilling Tips

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Doodledash Stencilling Tips

I'm constantly being asked for perfect stencilling tips, so here goes . . . • Firstly, seal your piece and allow to dry. Sealing first will allow you to wipe the stencil off easily without damaging your paintwork if you make a mistake. • With your stencil in place (I use a low-tack masking tape or spray mount to secure) dip a soft, small, short bristle stippling brush into the paint and knock most of the paint off onto paper towel. • Hold your brush at a 90-degree angle (straight up) to the stencil and gently stipple. Work your way...

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Curing time for painted furniture

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Curing time for painted furniture

Curing time for painted furniture Whether you are a furniture painter or a purchaser of painted furniture you will have heard about a curing time.   But do you really know why painted and waxed furniture has to cure and what that means?   Do you know what happens during that elusive cure time and why it’s so important? Once paint is applied and sealed (or even if it has a built in sealer) it is always best to treat a piece carefully for about 30 days.    What Happens When Paint Cures Most of the paints that we use today for walls,...

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Pallet wood upcycle!

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Pallet wood upcycle!

Create a unique upcycled pallet wood notice board with Doodledash Interiors, Banbury.

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A quick mirror chalk paint upcycle!

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A quick mirror chalk paint upcycle!

So, you've got an old gilt mirror that you've had for ages but doesn't really go with your colour scheme? Don't despair, change it up using Frenchic Chalk Paint! I bought this pretty little mirror back from France but it didn't really shout 'French' to me! So, this is what I did with it...took less than half an hour and not a lot of paint. You could do it too! Step 1. Sugar soap to clean Step 2. Base coat of Frenchic Lady Grey Step 3. Over brush with Frenchic Panther Step 4. Once dry, use Frenchic White Wax straight...

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