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Mix three parts Easy Street, one part Vintage Affliction, and one part Brooks Grey One Step Paint.
Step 2: Paint Your Surface
Using your custom color and a high density paint roller to paint your surface. Allow it to dry 20-30 minutes.
Step 3: Make Your Glaze
Remember your ratios for a glaze - one part glaze, one part water, one part paint. For this glaze we are going to mix one part Glazed Over, one part water, one part of our paint we mixed in the first step but we will also add a little Lady Singing The Blue Ones Step Paint and Black One Step Paint. We wanted to have a bit of a darker color for this glaze.
Step 4: Paint Your Glaze On
Paint your glaze on using a sponge brush or a roller. Apply it in all different motions - circular, organic squiggles, etc. Work in sections so you have complete control over your areas - you want to work fairly quickly so it does not dry. After applying your glaze to a section, bunch up a lint-free rag and pounce it on to the section. We don't want it to be too crunchy or to look like leather. Allow your glaze to dry.
Step 5: Lay Your Stencil Down + Mix Your Gel Art Inks
Lay your stencil down on your piece and press it down so that it sticks. These stencils are great because they will hold in place on your surface and then you can easily remove it. Wash your stencils in water, let them dry, and use it over and over!
Time to mix your Gel Art Ink - mix Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, and Hush Your Mouth Gel Art Ink.
Step 6: Apply Your Gel Art Ink To Your Stencil
Apply your mixture in sections to your stencil using an artist brush.
Mix more blue into your other mixture and apply is here and there.
Use a ChalkArt spreader to start blending your inks around.
Add some Metallic Silver Ink and work that around the stencil.
Keep adding more gold and silver and blending until your stencil is covered.
Step 7: Remove Your Stencil
Remove your stencil and see your gorgeous design! Be sure to wash your stencil as soon as you can.
Take your spray bottle with the adjustable nozzle and face it up and away from your piece of glass. Pull your trigger so that the water goes up into the air and lands on your piece of glass. Move the bottle around using various pressures as you squeeze the trigger and create droplets.
Step 2: Lacquer Time
Shake your Lacquer for 2-3 minutes and then work in horizontal passes over your droplets. Turn your piece and do another pass horizontally over the piece.
Step 3: Pat with a lint-free rag
Using a lint-free rag or non-textured paper towel pat your glass to create open areas from the droplets.
Step 4: Mixing your Mica Powder
Mix the Mica Powder color of your choice with Glazed Over. You want the consistency to be similar to paint. Using a sponge brush, paint the Mica Powder mixture over the open areas. Then fill in the whole piece with the Mica Powder mixture.
Step 5: Seal The Back
After your Mica Powder mixture dries, seal the back with another coat of Lacquer.
Mix your Venetian Plaster with warm water, you want your consistency to be similar to a thick sour cream. Apply your Venetian Plaster to your metal trough and spread it on to your burlap. Completely cover your burlap and let it dry overnight.
Step 3: Apply Your Milk Paint
Mix up your Milk Paint, it's best to mix this the night before! Brush your Milk Paint on to your burlap, work fast because the plaster will be sucking up the Milk Paint. Apply it the Milk Paint in vertical motions to your burlap. Let it dry.
Step 4: Sand and Stencil
Sand your burlap a little so you can see the texture coming through. Take your favorite A Makers' Studio Stencil and ChalkArt Color. Apply the Mesh Stencil and ChalkArt to your burlap. Create all kinds of fun designs based on what you want to use your burlap piece for!
Step 5: Distress
Roll up your piece of burlap to distress it. We want piece to crack off so squeeze your burlap as you roll it!
Start this finish with a coat of Vintage Affliction One Step Paint. You can use One Step Paint over previously painted pieces! Apply a thin coat and let it dry for 20 minutes.
Step 2: Cracked Patina
Take your Cracked Patina in a small cup and use a sponge brush to apply a thin coat. Be sure to go in long, clean strokes as you apply it. If it starts to fish eye, keep brushing it. We do not want any holidays!
Step 3: Mix it up!
Mix a bit of Tick Tock One Step Paint with Vintage Affliction One Step Paint. View the photos below to see the color we are going for. When using Cracked Patina we want to create a lighter and darker layer.
Step 4: Paint on your lighter shade
Quickly paint on your mixture of Vintage Affliction and Tick Tock! You want to do this quickly because it will start cracking.
Step 5: Lift The Paint
Use the base of your hands to start lifting the paint! Make sure you don't wait too long because you don't want it to completely dry before lifting. Now you can see the gorgeous darker color peeking through. Let it dry about 30 minutes when you are happy with how it looks.
Step 6: Sand Your Piece
Sand your piece going with the grain to soften the rough texture.
Step 7: Add A Milk Paint Layer
Mix up Amalfi Coast Milk Paint - using the ratio one part Milk Paint to one part water. Mixing this the night before is ideal and storing it in the fridge. Apply your Milk Paint with a sponge brush, completely covering the piece. Let it dry!
Step 8: Antique Your Piece
Take your Antiquing Glaze and a sea sponge, it's time to antique your piece! Dip your sponge into the glaze and do a pass over your piece. This softens the paint and helps lift it. Next, take a lint free rag and lift some of the paint by pouncing your rag. Let it dry.
Step 9: Add Gel Stain
Take your Kensington Black Gel Stain and thin it down just a little bit with water. Use your Kensington Black Gel Stain on top of your piece, applying a thin coat. Take a lint-free rag and pounce the stain so your paint is showing through. Go around the edges of your piece with the glaze to create a Halo. Let it dry.
Step 10: Time To Seal
You can leave this finish as is, because the Gel Stain protects the finish. However, I like to finish with Matte Sealer for a beautiful matte finish. I also added a little Light Wax for a little sheen, let it dry for 20 minutes, and buffed it.
Step 1: Use a paint roller to apply Easy Street One Step Paint. Apply two thin coats and let it dry.
Step 2: Create Your Glaze
Take Bauhaus Buff One Step Paint, Glazed Over, and Water. Mix one third of Bauhaus Buff One Step Paint, one third Glazed Over, and one third water. This will be your scumble, the scumble is the white area in the marble that makes it look like stone!
Step 3: Apply Your Scumble
Take a sea sponge - dip it in water, rinse it out, then dip it in your glaze. Start applying your glaze in a hit drag motion creating organic patterns all over your surface. Constantly move your sponge around and leave open areas - no snakey patterns! Take a lint-free rag and spread your glaze on the outside of your patterns. Keep repeating this small section by small section - working from upper left to lower right.
Step 4: Make and Apply Your Black Glaze
Take Black One Step Paint, Glazed Over, and Water - use one part of each to create a glaze. Using a sponge brush - completely cover your surface. Apply it organically in X motions, not in lines. Work quickly so it doesn't dry!
Next, use a very fancy tool - a garbage bag! Pounce the garbage bag all over your surface and watch how your finish transforms. Be sure to use different areas of the garbage bag so that it remains a negative tool and not a positive tool. Let it dry!
Step 5: White Veining
Take your Scumble Glaze and cut it in half then add 2-3 parts water. We want a very thin glaze for our veining. Take your turkey feather and load it up with your glaze, be sure to offload. Start in the upper left working towards your lower right.
Lay the turkey feather down, move it up, and work it so that you are only using the tip now.
Continue, moving your feather, picking it up, and moving it down. Create various organic patterns with the feather. Move your wrist more than anything else.
Be sure to add in a vein going in the opposite way. This will add to your composition. Pat some of your veins with a lint-free rag so they are lighter. Let it dry!
Step 5: Over glaze
Take your Black Glaze and thin it out with water. You want to add another part of water. Completely cover your surface, then take a lint-free rag, make a pad with it, and pat your glaze. This sets your veins back so they are not too stark.
Step 6: Seal
It's your choice on how you want to seal your marble. We recommend Bright Idea Lacquer for a high sheen finish - use about three coats. For a completely Matte finish, use our Matte Sealer.
Dark kitchens are so trendy right now! Use our Good Man is Hard to Find One Step Paint to transform your kitchen. This shade is a beautiful deep gray that can be transformed with our various waxes. Watch as Amy and Gene show you how to paint your cabinets and how Cerusing Wax transforms the color.
1. Start with Clean Slate. This will remove all the oil and residue from your cabinets that will prevent the paint from adhering.
2. After the Clean Slate has dried, it's time to paint! Start by removing any hardware. When working on cabinets, start painting on the raised panel. Apply one thin coat, you may not get full coverage on the first coat. That is okay! This paint is called One Step because there is no sanding, stripping, or priming - but you may need more than one coat.
3. Continue by finishing around the edges of your cabinet. Give the paint about an hour to dry. Then work on your second thin coat!
4. Your piece should have full coverage and a gorgeous matte look after it has dried! Keep following to give your cabinets a new look with Cerusing Wax. It will go from a matte look to a specialty furniture finish!
5. For a farmhouse or Restoration Hardware look follow these steps...Take your Cerusing Wax with a Chip Brush - be sure to offload your brush. Then start applying a thin coat. Apply very little pressure with your brush. (Our panel has a piece of tape to show you the difference between the paint and the paint with Cerusing Wax). Let it dry for about 40 minutes. Take your steel wool and buff the piece, this will pull some of the Dark Gray out. Finish off by buffing with a lint-free rag. Enjoy the bragging Rights!
6. If you want a different look - try using our Light Wax! Apply a thin, uniform coat of Light Wax. Be sure to offload your brush! Buff with a lint-free rag one the wax has dried a bit. This will give your cabinets a nice sheen.
Love the look of Carrara Marble? Create this beautiful finish on your countertops, floors, the tops of furniture, and more with Amy's tutorial!
Ballet White One Step Paint
Luxe Grey One Step Paint
Good Man is Hard to Find One Step Paint
1. Start with Ballet White as your base. Using a foam roller feather out the paint so you don't see any seams. You want to do about two coats.
2. Now we are going to create various mixtures for our scumble:
Mix one part Glazed Over, one part Ballet White, and one part water
Mix one part Glazed Over, one part Luxe Grey, and one part water
Mix one part Glazed Over, one part Good Man is Hard to Find, and one part water
Mix some of your Glazed Over/Luxe Grey/Water with your Glazed Over/Good Man/Water
You are creating three colors which will end up being your scumble.
3. Take your sea sponge (a sponge the size of the palm of your hand is ideal) with your Luxe Grey/Glazed Over/Water mixture. Start by taking your sponge and working in a 45 degree angle on your surface, from upper left to lower right. You want to be using a hit drag motion.
4. Take a lint-free rag and start blending your negative space. This is softening the Luxe Grey paint, use a patting motion. This will make it so you can't see what tool you used for your scumble. Let this dry for about 20 minutes.
5. Now it's time to incorporate your Good Man is Hard to Find/Glazed Over/Water mixture. Take your sponge and create your organic patterns, be sure to leave open areas. Make a pad using your lint-free rag and blend the edges of your pattern. Leave some patches darker than others.
6. Now it's time to take your Ballet White/Glazed Over/Water mixture. This will give you a sheerness. Take a foam brush and put your glaze completely over your scumble. Take a lint-free rag and pat your Ballet White glaze, make sure to pat organically.
7. It's time for some veining! When you are doing veining, you want your veins to be sheer. For this you will create a mixture of 3 parts water, 1 part paint, and 1 part glaze. Pour your mixture onto a plate so it's easy to load up your veining tool, a turkey feather! Load up your turkey feather and offload it onto another plate. You are going to follow the line of your scumble to create your veins, starting in the left going to the lower right. Continue creating organic lines with your feather. Be careful to not create squiggles.
8. Use your Chip Brush to tap some of your veins so they are not so pronounced. Let your veins dry.
9. Take your Ballet White/Glazed Over/Water Mixture and your foam brush, glaze most of your area. Leave some of your darker lines without glaze. Blend with a lint-free rag in areas you want darker.
10. Time to seal! You have so many options for this. You could use Bright Idea Lacquer for a shiny finish, you could seal with Matte Sealer then wax it. These will give you a stone like finish. Enjoy The Bragging Rights!
1. Clean your piece with Clean Slate, let it dry for 20 minutes.
2. Choose your color of One Step Paint and paint your piece. Apply thin coats of the paint for full coverage. Gene is using our Color Crush, Luxe Grey One Step Paint.
3. Take your Chip Brush and Light Wax, load up your brush and offload it onto cardboard. Apply the wax in various directions to avoid brushmarks. Once you have a full, even coat buff the piece with a lint-free rag. You don't want your piece to feel greasy.
4. Take a new Chip Brush and your Dark Wax, load up your brush and offload. It's time to embellish! Start feathering the Dark Wax around the edges of your piece. Organically work the wax around the piece, softening with your lint-free rag.
5. The next step in our aging process is using Dust of Ages! Using your Hog Hair brush, pat in the Dust of Ages around your piece. Buff your piece with a lint-free rag, staying away from places you want the aging to be intense.
6. Let your piece dry! The longer the better, 45 minutes - 2/3 hours is ideal. After letting it dry, you can go in and add a little more Dark Wax to various areas for an organic look.