Create Patina with Paint

A Mermaids journey, Isn't it just amazing what we can achieve by apply paint to something that's outdated and turning it into a beautiful jaw dropping piece?? I never tire of this process! Watch and learn how to take a bright brassy chandelier to an amazing mysterious statement. 

Create decorative details with clay and create your own oxidized Patina with Chalk Style paint!

Create decorative details with clay and create your own oxidized Patina with Chalk Style paint!

I started out with just a basic high gloss brass chandelier that was ever so popular in the 90's....eghh the 90's ...am I right?? I made sure I cleaned and in particular used a degreaser on it. 

Say goodbye to this boring finish ...buhhh..bye!!

Say goodbye to this boring finish ...buhhh..bye!!

I decided it needed to have some type of special embellishments to make it really unique so next enters those fabulous mould offered by Iron Orchid Designs! 

***Find the IOD moulds On my website:

https://girl-upcycled.myshopify.com/collections/iron-orchid-designs                  

Lucky me! I found this sweet whimsical Mermaid shape that fit just perfectly on each side of the cylinder of the chandelier!

 

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 ...take a look at the entire "how to" video below to learn how to properly achieve all the creative steps for the oxidized patina finish!

 

Lovely natural patina finish chandelier with beautiful handmade clay detailing

Lovely natural patina finish chandelier with beautiful handmade clay detailing

Lastly I finished it off with clear wax from the DIY line and added just a hint of dark wax around the mermaid detailing to help enhance it even more!

Find all the Diy Paint products on my website

https://girl-upcycled.myshopify.com/collections/diypaint/diy-paint

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Check out my HOMETALK Live diy on Tuesday March 7th doing the Salty Kiss Patina on galvanized buckets!!! 

 

Watch march 7 at 1:00 on Hometalk FB live!!! giveaway too!!!

Watch march 7 at 1:00 on Hometalk FB live!!! giveaway too!!!

See live on Tuesday March 7 at 1:00 est. I'm doing a giveaway!!! 

Art with Otis 🐾

I had the sweetest lil customer come in the other day! Meet Otis, Otis was on a sleepover with his Grammy when they decided to surprise Otis' momma with a very VERY special valentine that Otis helped design!  Come join us on this creative fun little journey!

 

 

Meet Otis! 

Meet Otis! 

At Girl UPcycled Studio we absolutely live for the projects that connect loved ones and bring a little extra special experience to our customers lives... this is a great example! Watch the short video on this sweet little project!  

 

Otis was quite the natural artist and so so patient with us!  

 

A gift to last a lifetime! 

A gift to last a lifetime! 

Thanks so much Otis! Your mommas going to just love this!!! 

Thanks so much Otis! Your mommas going to just love this!!! 

Watch the video of this sweet pet diy project!

Watch the video of this sweet pet diy project!