Category Archives: Staff Projects

I love chalky paint!

I still love playing around with DecoArt’s Chalky Paint…I have used it on resin, metal, and wood….I have turned old picture frames into something new and refreshing, as well as created signs, and even this decorative box for a friend’s daughter. The main colors are chalky paint, but the side flower details were painted with…

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Burlap Animals

Our Buttoned up Trio Set of 3 are too cute…but I wanted them to have a new look. Their texture is perfect for the look of burlap so that is the direction I headed. Using DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Burlap, I based every inch of them. I then dry brushed the patches with Espresso,…

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Welcome Santa & Snowman Re-color Project

Our Welcome Santa & Snowman Set of 2 are currently on closeout, but are a great deal at 55% off. Two fabulous surfaces for only $8.55, who can pass that up? I couldn’t in fact I painted two of these sets…both sets are painted the same, but I personalized them for friends and family. I…

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Chalky paint on resin

I love DecoArt’s new Americana Decor Chalky paint, but I wondered how it would work on resin…well, I love it on resin! I decided to give our resin Turkey a simple look and chose to basecoat the entire piece first in the color Timeless…and I was surprised that it actually covered the resin in one…

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Chalky Paint on Resin?

We have been thinking of all sorts of ways to use the DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint.  I decided to try it out on our Resin Swirled Pumpkins. Sandra Malone did a great job designing animal print for the pumpkins, but I’m not an animal print lover so I wanted something a little more tame (you…

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Another Staff Re-color Project Done!

Our resin Lovely Angels were very spring oriented, but when I looked at them recently I  saw them as something other than just spring. In fact, I saw each one of them could represent a different season; one for summer, one for fall, and one for winter or Christmas. So, I sat down with my…

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For the love of Americana

I love Americana, and if you were in my house, you would see touches of it all year long throughout the house. So, I had this idea to give our resin Mushroom Cottage a patriotic look for the 4th of July. So, I picked my favorite colors and went to work. With a little shading…

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Blast from the past!

I have had these Halloween resin pieces sitting around for some time now. The witch has been sitting the longest (and is no longer available at the Artist’s Club) and I decided it was time to just sit down and paint her along with my set of Halloween Kids (now 60% off). I loved how…

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Chalk it to Me!

This post is from Dawn van Buuren, Project Coordinator of Connecting Threads, our sister company. She took on a sewing table project using DecoArt’s new Americana Decor Chalky Paint…hope you enjoy! What is the use of even the most fabulous sewing table if it’s not ready to actually be used? I had been looking for…

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You’re the artist!

We use to have an operator in our Customer Service department who use to tell our customers  one specific thing if they had color questions or didn’t have a specific bottle of paint…”Honey, you’re the artist, you can make it any color you want it to be!” I think some of us get wrapped up…

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