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I am so proud to have Rustic Farmhouse Charm as our new retailer in the great country of Australia!

Most of our International customers already know that our products are difficult to ship internationally because they are super heavy duty mylar and can’t be folded or rolled so we’ve had no way for you folks to aquire our products in other countries.

But that’s all changed since Rustic Farmhouse Charm can ship to other countries for us!

Visit their website at Rustic Farmhouse Charm!

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Our friend Julie McDowell is an incredibly talented artist and just released this awesome new video using our Raised Plaster Stencils and Plaster Molds.
See it first hand!

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I was so pleased when Laureen Copeland sent me photos of the peacock art piece she had completed for a friend. On MDF board, she painted a soft, gray backdrop for the peacock.

Then, using our Raised Plaster Peacock Stencil, she plastered the design then used glass beads to add the color. Wow! Is that amazing or what????? Talk about texture and color!

Take a close up look:

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There are so many ways you can use our plaster stencils to create art and Laureen did a bang up job! She’s now working on her second piece and I can’t wait to see it!

Thank you so much for sharing Laureen!

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Using a simple stencil design such as these fern leaves can create a stunning focal wallpaper design.

Simply place the stencil randomly over the wall, as close or far apart as you wish.

Here we used our Raised Plaster Fern Leaves Stencil with green glass bead medium to create raised fern leaves.

This is also a great treatment for large furniture pieces or simply place the leaves in recessed panels on the piece.

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Nicole Kulis sells re-purposed furniture. But when she started adding our Raised Plaster Stencils, she wrote me and said that her furniture pieces now sell so quickly! And it’s no wonder why. Suddenly, these plain furniture pieces turn in to ornamental beauties with designs that appear hand carved on the surface.

Using the same Raised Plaster Brassio Stencil design, she created all of these lovely pieces to sell.

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A cute little black side table

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Sweetness in white

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A plain occasional table that now has beautiful detail!

Now who wouldn’t want one of these adorable pieces of furniture as an ornamental focal point in a room?

When creating raised designs on furniture, there are a number of products you can use to create a more durable design. Consider WoodIcing, tile grout, or Durhams water putty (found at your local hardware store). Joint compound can also be used. Just be sure to paint over the design to protect it from chipping in the future.

See her fabulous side board make over here.

Check out Nicole’s Facebook page for more of her lovely work.

 

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I’m so proud to call Julie McDowell of Dandelions and Poppies to come up with the brilliant idea of putting artists and charities together! 

Here’s what she says about her new group “Paint it Forward”:

Paint it Forward is a collective of artists who wish to give back to their local communities. Inspiring members of this group to select a matter or matters that they care deeply about in their locale, whether it be supporting a struggling neighbor or the homeless shelter down the road. They then use this platform to promote their cause and their work which can be sold for partial or full profit, whatever you can manage! A small act of kindness.

This is about raising awareness, making art matter even more, and paying it forward: one drop at a time

I highly encourage everyone to join this wonderful group! I did!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/paintitforwardbc/

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suitcase_beforeWe either have them now or we’ve had them in the past: That black, non-descript black suitcase!

I’ve stood such a long time at the conveyor, waiting to recognize my own black suitcase (that looked like every other black suitcase!).

But NO MORE I say!

I stenciled it!

To stencil your suitcase, Add a piece of cardboard in to the front pocket to stabilize the canvas.

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Now, you can simply choose your favorite stencil design and stencil it with standard bottled acrylic craft paints.

I used green acrylic paint that matched the handle and logo on my suitcase.

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I used our Miss Lynn Stencil to add a pretty design to the upper and lower corners of the suitcase.

Now if that isn’t recognizable, I don’t know what it! It’s also stylish and cute!

This would be a great design for canvas bags, purses and even clothing!

 

 

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I love all things “home decor” and that’s what my blog is all about. Not just stencils or stenciling.

With that in mind, I couldn’t wait to share this incredible make over by my new friend and customer Chris Rees.

First, let me tell you a little about Chris. She’s a visionary who sees things much differently than the rest of us do. Especially when it comes to home decorating. Not only that, she’s incredibly creative! She looks at something and sees a different purpose, a different color, a different slant on what something was meant for.

I have to tell you, she really blew me away with these make overs!

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Step one: Common, iron tea cart.

Step two: Fill with polished rock, add a luscious red sink and accessories, a rustic water fixture and Wha La! The COOLEST bathroom sink cabinet (can you call it a cabinet?)  I’ve ever seen! And how cool she used the tea cart handle as a towel rack! 

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Look how adorable this bathroom came out!

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Now, would WE have ever thought of such a clever use for a tea cart? Me, I would have seen a plant potting cart, maybe a roll around cocktail station, but this gal turned it in to something so wildly elegant!

Now, check THIS one out! See that sink in the photo below? You’re never going to believe this, but it’s a light cover turned upside down! REALLY????? Who would have thought.

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 Here’s what she said about it:

 ” The interesting thing is that this sink bowl is actually something that I came across on our property as we were left with a mix of junk and treasures (ton of it). It is either a reverse lighting lamp or belongs to a ceiling fan light.  I really don’t know, but the measurements were right for the drain so I painted it with Turquoise glass paint, fired it in my oven and well, read about plumbers putty.  Really never unclogged a drain before building two sinks?  My kiddos could not reach the top of the original so whats a Mom to do?”

Clever and creative, she saw a need for a lower sink area for her children and solved the problem in the cutest, most clever way!

On my knees, I bow to your greatness Chris!

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I love my neighbor Chris Saavedra. A beautiful, fabulously charming woman whom I enjoy spending time with.

This year, Chris began re-doing old furniture to sell at craft fairs. So what a perfect time to introduce her to the art of stenciling.

She went NUTS! Just about every piece she produced was embellished with a stencil design that made the piece even more special.

This coffee table project was one of my favorites. She painted the base and legs white, painted the top brown then added one of our stencil designs to the very center. It came out so beautiful that I nearly lugged it home for myself! Isn’t it just sweet?

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She did well at the craft fair with some pieces selling for as high as $150.00

Check out her end table pet bed project! Simply adorable!

I love seeing what other people do with my designs and their ideas for painting finishes on furniture. It gives me new inspiration!

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When I moved in to my new home in New Mexico, a 15 foot blank wall stared me in the face for months! Since I use my own home and walls to showcase new products, I decided my new Raised Plaster Arched Tree Stencil Set belonged on this wall, arching over my wood stove.

Yes, it was lovely, but after a few months, I missed my favorite design, my Raised Plaster Aspen Tree Stencil. That’s always been my own signature design and my home in the mountains of Idaho featured 8, eighteen foot tall aspens accenting the walls.

So one afternoon, I scraped the arched trees off the wall and decided I would do my Aspens Trees on a pale gray wall. Gray is a neutral color and is so popular right now that I really thought I’d love it.

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That certainly was the “design” I was after, but the color still wasn’t quite right for all of my furniture and my beige carpet.

I painted over the entire wall with cream colored paint, re-painted the trunks bright white with black bark accents and painted the leaves metallic gold.

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Ah yes. That was it!!!!

The point of this story is that we spend money and put time and effort in to decorating our homes. But if once we do it, it just doesn’t “feel” right, don’t be afraid to make it right! This is YOUR home! You live in it every day! You see those walls day after day and if they don’t appeal to you for “whatever” reason (color, design, lay-out), put in the extra time to get it right. You’ll be so glad that you did!

And don’t think that it’s only “you” who has ever faced this issue. Even designers and interior decorators have encountered the same dilemma. What do we do? We fix it!

 

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