I have recently started playing with Ver-Day Patina and reactive acrylic paints. These paints have metal particles in them that react to the patina and make your projects look amazing! I won't educate any further because the girls at Ten Sceonds Studio are complete experts at this and you can see their online video tutorial by clicking here.
I didn't exactly follow the rules on these projects --I became a little impatient and helped the drying process by using a heat gun, I also used a sponge brush which according to the video is a no-no. Plus I went all crazy and used ALL of the paints on one project. HAHAHA. But these are just my first two projects so cut me some slack.
Project Number I: Wall Art
I bought this piece of wall art at Jo-Ann's for 50% off. Score! But that green color is just not flying with Ms. Ruin. Now I should have primed this first but I didn't --but it still worked out. Hey, I don't always follow the rules and I still get favorable results. Think outside the box, color outside the lines, LIVE A LITTLE! ::composes herself:: ::cough:: Okay, now that I got that out of my system...here is the wall art BEFORE the reactive paints and patina:
And here is the wall art AFTER the reactive paints and patina:
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Now that is craftastic!
Project Number II: Plant Thingie
This is a plant thingie - plant holder - guy in a robe standing next to a pot thing. Oh Lord, I am terrible at this. You get the point! This was completely WHITE. I don't have a before picture --bummer. But I'm talking stark white, no trace of a tan, would scare away women at the beach. Yeah, that pastey white. Anyway, now that I have painted and patinaed (I made that word up) him, he is a dapper little fella and the chicks (in my office at least) cannot get enough of him. Keep your hands out of my pot!
Funny thing about the word Patinaed --yanno, the word that I made up...anyway, if you scramble the letters around you can spell the word painted. ::nerdy laugh::
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