Today I am introducing the paint line I am now carrying in my shop. Due to some issues that arose with the line I had been carrying I had to drop it. Fortunately I was able to bring an even better paint line on board and I’m having so much fun with this stuff. I’ve honestly never been so excited about a paint line and all the stuff that goes along with the paint. There are glazes, lacquer, gilding wax, metallics. So many great products and also a wonderful company to work with. I’m blessed to have been handed this opportunity.
I’m also sharing this cute little rocking horse makeover. I found him at a consignment shop. It is a heavy paper mache and the lines are great, but the color just wasn’t getting it for me. My husband was with me when I bought it and I could tell from the look on his face he couldn’t understand AT ALL why I was buying it. But I had a vision and I knew I could make it great.
First I painted it with Paint Couture paint in Arctic White.
Paint Couture is a 100% Acrylic Resin paint. It goes on smooth and easily, self levels as it dries and dries to a very matte finish. It can be lightly rubbed down with a very fine sandpaper (I use 400 grit) to bring it to a satin smooth finish. It can then be finished with whatever finish you prefer. If you love a wax finish, wax can be used. I dislike having to buff the wax, therefore I am over-the-moon thrilled with the glazes and lacquers that are in the Couture Line. I’ll be back soon with some more details on the glazes and lacquers. Just know that they are AH-MaZiNg!
Over the white paint I added a glaze – I think I used some weathered wood and zinc glaze but honestly I can’t remember for sure which colors – I was working on several small projects at one time and I lost track of what I used where!
I’m quite pleased with the way this turned out. I added a ribbon to his neck and he’s all ready to be added to someone’s decor. He’s at the shop and if he doesn’t sell first I will be taking him along to the HobNob Market – it’s coming up in just a few weeks!
Stay tuned – I have more projects using Paint Couture coming up!