Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello VerDay, meet StencilGirl

Welcome to Day 1 of our blog hop. 
I can't remember when I first heard about VerDay paints, but I couldn't wait to get my hands on them. Needless to say I was thrilled when TENseconds Studio sent our StencilGirl team paints to play with.
These paints come in four finishes - copper, bronze, iron & brass. There are actual metallic flakes in the paint and when used with the VerDay Patina they will turn anything (yes, anything!) into a metallic finish. I swooned over the results I saw in the videos on the TENseconds Studio site. 

Oh my oh my.
Kit with four metallics & Patina

As someone who picks up rusted parts off the street, you can imagine the idea of creating rust in my journals rocked my world. 
I followed the instructions that came with the product and am happy to say, it's easy peasy to use.

Original journal page
  1. Apply metallic paint and allow to dry (the instructions say an hour, but it didn't take that long for me)
  2. Using a stencil (ok, the instructions didn't mention a stencil, but what do you expect from moi?), apply a second layer of the metallic paint
  3. While the second layer is still wet, spritz with the Patina and wait for the magic to begin.
Beginning journal page

I found that you need to be fairly liberal with your paint application to get a 'pop' of rust. The first go-round, I hadn't used enough paint on step #2 and nothing much happened. I was adhering to my typical 'keep it dry' stencil approach and that really isn't the best way to achieve this fabulous result; think 'make it gloppy'. And good grief, I was very much wowed by the effect - can't wait to use it in some of my abstract painting.
Check out this closeup below, be still my rust loving heart.

Wonderful rusted accents.

Closeup of rust, ooh la la!!!
And for my second trick I used Copper.
MBShaw Journal Spread

Journal spread with VerDay Copper accents

I seriously love this product  - thank you TENsecond Studio!!!
And........don't ya know, we are having a contest. 
4-piece VerDay Kit of Reactive Metal Paint & Patina
and a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate to one lucky winner!

All comments left on the hop list participants’ posts will be entered. 
One comment per blog. 
Comments close on August 21st @ 11:59PM Central.
(be sure and leave your email so we can contact you)

(In addition, Cheryl will be giving away a set of paints and leather coasters.)
TENseconds Studio homepage:
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VerDay Paint and Patina Video and Supplies for Purchase:
In case you are wondering, I used the two stencils below, both by Carolyn Dube. They are available on StencilGirl Products, right here. 

Sunday, August 09, 2015

All right, I gotta beg forgiveness here, I messed up the Resist Video. I'll have it up in a couple of days. Stay tuned.

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Location:Resist Video

Monday, August 03, 2015

How to Store Your Stencils

We recently did a survey over at StencilGirl and this was our number one question. Thought I would share the video with all of you here as well. It took me awhile to find a system that worked for me and now I hang all sorts of things where I can see them.
There are links to the products mentioned on StencilGirl Talk. 
Hope you enjoy!
Be sure and share your ideas too, I love to hear other ideas.