Hope you re all having
a truly lazy Sunday
sitting in the sunshine and
recharging the batteries
ready for another week........
............here's some easy
reading to keep you in your
The question of the moment
is whether or not another paint
So I asked Helen Chilton to put the
new DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallics
to the test .....
"Hi Helen here with an article on the
new DecoArts Extreme Sheen Metallic
paints which retail for 2.99 a bottle
and come in 16 delicious colours.
I wanted to show you the difference
in finish between the Dazzling Metallics
and the Extreme Sheen paints.
The Extreme Sheen paints have a
finish almost like the metallic paint
on a car.
You can see how the sheen reflects the light.
Here the Metallic Sheens are
rubbed over DecoArt Crackle Paint
to give a fabulous finish.
Here I've layered the paint on
quite thickly and then heated it.
It bubbles and blisters to produce a
I tried it out on all different sorts of
surfaces to show you the different
It's great for altering your embellishments.
My favourite embellishment has to be
this name holder which was originally
a grey metal.
Next I'm going to make an assemblage
using these paints.
I've painted half of a wooden box
(don't know where the other half went -
I probably wanted the hinges for something!)
No need to prep the wood - just brush
the paint straight on.
I've used a mixture of Antique Bronze,
Aquamarine, Sapphire and Pewter.
Then I scraped on some Crackle Paint.
Dab colour onto your Crackle when it's dry -
same colours as before and a touch of
Add stencilling to the uncrackled sides.
Then stick on all your bits and pieces.
The writing's done with rub-ons.
This is made with a Martha Stewart clay mould and air dry clay.
I've stuck some tiny painted
fabric flowers in the glass bottle.
The burlap shimmers in the
A painted wooden heart with rub-ons.
Great introduction there Helen and
an absolutely lovely project too
Many thanks and enjoy what is
left of your day
Think that settles it. The answer
to the question is, of course these
paints need to be added to the
paint collection ..................