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"A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away."

Antione de Sainte-Exupery

I’ve officially completed my first art project (and video!) in my studio using my new, awesome work table. Y’all, I’m going to have so much fun in there creating projects and videos to share with you. For now, I’m in the mood to do some easy and artistic projects, but the building, sewing and upholstery projects will be coming in the future, so if those are the things you’re interested in, stay tuned! But for today, I want to show you how I turned a simple serving tray (that I found on sale at JoAnn Fabrics) into a function piece of artwork using acrylic paints, gold leaf, and resin. Having trouble with that video? You can click here to watch on YouTube. Here’s what you’ll need for this project: Serving tray – you can use either metal or wood Acrylic paints in your choice of colors – I used six colors of craft acrylic paints and art acrylic paints Floetrol Water Mixing cups/jars Stir sticks Gloves Propane torch (or some people use butane) Water-based clear coat (I prefer General Finishes High Performance Topcoat) Pattern or stencil for design Painters tape Permanent fine point felt tip pen Extra thick adhesive size […]

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I’ve officially completed my first art project (and video!) in my studio using my new, awesome work table. Y’all, I’m going to have so much fun in there creating projects and videos to share with you. For now, I’m in the mood to do some easy and artistic projects, but the building, sewing and upholstery projects will be coming in the future, so if those are the things you’re interested in, stay tuned! But for today, I want to show you how I turned a simple serving tray (that I found on sale at JoAnn Fabrics) into a function piece of artwork using acrylic paints, gold leaf, and resin. Having trouble with that video? You can click here to watch on YouTube. Here’s what you’ll need for this project: Serving tray – you can use either metal or wood Acrylic paints in your choice of colors – I used six colors of craft acrylic paints and art acrylic paints Floetrol Water Mixing cups/jars Stir sticks Gloves Propane torch (or some people use butane) Water-based clear coat (I prefer General Finishes High Performance Topcoat) Pattern or stencil for design Painters tape Permanent fine point felt tip pen Extra thick adhesive size […]

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