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Posted by Beverley McNaughton on

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s a great time to make some handmade Christmas decorations for your tree and as special gifts for teachers, friends and loved ones. Handmade items made with love have so much more sentimental value than store bought items.   So, first of all, get out all those decorations and pull out the old, sad looking, scratched and past their used by date, baubles that you have been hoarding.  Maybe you have ones from a colour scheme that is soooo last year.     Give them all a good clean with some tsp to get...

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Working with Decor Silicone Moulds

Posted by Beverley McNaughton on

Redesign with Prima has many amazing silicone moulds available and they are one of my favourite things to use to add depth and interest to not only furniture pieces and knobs, but many home decor items also, from picture frames to Christmas decorations.   I have used most products on the market and I wanted to share with you my two favourite mediums to date.   Darwi Clay is my hands down winner. Unlike other clays, it dries without curling up, changing shape, shrinking or cracking. It is easy to manipulate and use and shows up all the beautiful fine...

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How To Make a $2.50 Brush Cleaning Holder

Posted by Beverley McNaughton on

A few weeks ago i wrote about how to care for your brushes.  This is just a quick follow up on a cheap but effective way to make a brush holder so you can suspend your brushes in water overnight so the paint residue in the bristles dilutes and leaves the brush, settling to the bottom of the container. Firstly grab yourself a pool noodle from the cheap shop or similar.  I found them for $2.50. Have your rinsing bucket handy.  You don't want anything too deep or you will have to have too much water in it to reach...

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Make Your Own Shellac and Save $$$

Posted by Beverley McNaughton on

There's no need to buy expensive shellac products and end up wasting half of them when you can mix your own at home as you need them and have a better quality product.

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Caring For Your Paint Brushes

Posted by Beverley McNaughton on

Do you want to know how to care for your paint brushes so you get years of use from them?  Follow my care tips.

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