In June 2014 i visited a local craft store to see Andy Skinner and Mark Gould demonstrate some new DecoArt products, i have to say that i was blown away by their versatility and value for money. I purchased a lot of the new Mixed Media Paints and Mediums and started playing with them immediately i got home.
I loved the products so much i have recently become part of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Programme as i wanted to spread the word via my blog. Being part of the Programme allows me to order free products and so when you see any of my blogs where i mention DecoArt please be aware that the items i am using have been provided by DecoArt, however my views on these products are my own.
Please go and visit their two blogs, the links are below, where you will find lots of projects and information on all their product range and i hope like me you will begin to love using their products.
My lovely OH wears a belt he purchased from M&S about 20 years ago and despite the new belts he has received over the years always reverts back to this one.
I noticed cracks had started to appear and white areas had started to appear and the stitching has faded so asked him to let me have it for a few hours so i could try to make it look a little bit better.
Using the Black Tile paint and a medium paintbrush i added 3 layers of the paint to both sides of the belt. The above images show the belt after one layer has been added.
The above images show the belt after 3 layers of paint have been added.
Then added 3 layers of the most wonderful varnish you will ever use it is called Soft Touch and it is so tactile you will sit stroking whatever you have covered it with and won’t want to give it away lol.
The Black Tile paint is a satin finish but when you paint over the Soft Touch Varnish it becomes more matt, you can see the difference in the images above and also how fantastic the belt now looks on the edges that were all rough.
My happy OH modelling his newly painted and varnished belt ready for another 20 years of wear and tear.
Hope you have enjoyed your visit today and am looking forward to reading your lovely comments.
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