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Frenchic Finishing Coat

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Frenchic Finishing Coat

Frenchic Finishing Coat - The Magic Potion!   Did you know that water resistant Frenchic Finishing Coat (FC) is nicknamed 'The Magic Potion'? Why? Because it has a multitude of uses! Yep, it serves as a Finishing Coat that can be applied over painted or unpainted pieces by using sponge or brush leaving a slight sheen; it also helps prevent bleed thru by applying a couple of coats over a pesky bleed; extra protection over a high traffic area, as a primer before painting a potentially bleedy item or metal; as an image transfer medium; it can be mixed with...

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2019 A Review

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2019 A Review

Looking back at photos on my camera of 2019 makeovers and these ones in particular were a lot of fun. Using Frenchic Chalk & Mineral paint throughout my upcycling projects (I'm a stockist, of course!) has made it a pleasure. Adding Iron Orchid Design products into the mix now is really getting my creative juices flowing and I'm looking forward to bringing new workshops to the studio in 2020. If you are interested in seeing what workshops I currently have on offer just take a look HERE  

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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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Revamp a vintage suitcase

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Revamp a vintage suitcase

If you've got an old leather suitcase, a very quick way of revamping it is to use Frenchic's virtually odourless, solvent and toxin free Browning Wax. Clean it down with sugar soap and then apply the wax all over before giving it a good buff up to a beautiful Frenchic gleam. Products available from Doodledash stores at Parson's Street, Banbury and also at unit 9, Banbury Antiques Centre.

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Upcycle your empty paint tins!

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Upcycle your empty paint tins!

I love a collaboration with a shop neighbour!   I was thinking what I could do with my empty paint tins and it came to me that it would make a great flower pot!   So I popped the tin over to my florist neighbour, Flora Bella, and this is what she came up with! It looks fab and is sitting in the shop window now adding a touch of colour to my display ❤️

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