DIY with Patina Effect Pastes by Cari Fennell

This year, we have seen so many DIYers creating ornaments for the holidays using the IOD moulds and a variety of art mediums with stunning results. So I decided to create a couple of my own ornaments using the Patina Pastes and I also created the same effect on another type of project so that you can get an idea of how it will look on another surface. The Patina Effect Pastes by Finnabair for Prima are so fun to use and the results are pretty awesome. They differ from other Patina mediums because they have the added texture within the pastes, giving the end result a more authentic look. 

This year, we have seen so many DIYers creating ornaments for the holidays using the IOD moulds and a variety of art mediums with stunning results. So I decided to create a couple of my own ornaments using the Patina Pastes and I also created the same effect on another type of project so that you can get an idea of how it will look on another surface. The Patina Effect Pastes by Finnabair for Prima are so fun to use and the results are pretty awesome. They differ from other Patina mediums because they have the added texture within the pastes, giving the end result a more authentic look. 

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I just love the visual effect that these pastes create. I also added a bit of the brown rust paste at the end to darken the patina just a bit. Since the pastes are water based, you can use a bit of water with them to help blend the colors. 

I just love the visual effect that these pastes create. I also added a bit of the brown rust paste at the end to darken the patina just a bit. Since the pastes are water based, you can use a bit of water with them to help blend the colors. 

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This is a photo holder I created using the same exact steps. But I went a little heavier with the brown rust at the end to really darken it to look like old aged wood. The plaque I used is called Carte Blanche by IOD. It is 5 in. x 7 in. and would look great on an easel or wall. The metal clip was originally black. I added Art Alchemy Copper wax to have it match the patina. 

This is a photo holder I created using the same exact steps. But I went a little heavier with the brown rust at the end to really darken it to look like old aged wood. The plaque I used is called Carte Blanche by IOD. It is 5 in. x 7 in. and would look great on an easel or wall. The metal clip was originally black. I added Art Alchemy Copper wax to have it match the patina. 

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This was the IOD mould I used called Rustic Fleur-815363. This silicone mould is food safe if you would like to use it for cakes, chocolates, etc.. In the mould, I used IOD paper clay for my projects-it works great!

This was the IOD mould I used called Rustic Fleur-815363. This silicone mould is food safe if you would like to use it for cakes, chocolates, etc.. In the mould, I used IOD paper clay for my projects-it works great!

Take a peek at this Facebook Live I did, showing how to add the pastes, blend and create your own pretty ornaments too.  

Thanks for stopping by today and join our Facebook group for more ideas, videos and information here

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Christmas Candy by Rehab to Fab

For the holidays, we all love making special treats for our loved ones. Stephanie Coon from Rehab to Fab came up with this amazing idea to create unique candy using your IOD moulds, candy melts and more! IOD moulds are food safe and come in a variety of styles that can be used for cakes, cupcakes, candies, chocolates and cookies. Here is what she did...

For the holidays, we all love making special treats for our loved ones. Stephanie Coon from Rehab to Fab came up with this amazing idea to create unique candy using your IOD moulds, candy melts and more! IOD moulds are food safe and come in a variety of styles that can be used for cakes, cupcakes, candies, chocolates and cookies. Here is what she did...

I wanted to do something out of the norm this year for Christmas with these moulds that are manufactured by Prima Marketing Inc. There is so many designs to choose from. I picked up some Wiltons Candy Melts at Walmart the other day for 2.29 a bag.

I wanted to do something out of the norm this year for Christmas with these moulds that are manufactured by Prima Marketing Inc. There is so many designs to choose from. I picked up some Wiltons Candy Melts at Walmart the other day for 2.29 a bag.

I made sure my moulds were clean by giving them a good soak & scrub with Dawn soap & hot water. I took a glass microwave bowl & melted the candy in 30 sec spurts. Making sure I didn't melt them too much. You only want to melt them to the point that it rolls up like clay. You will learn quickly how long to microwave them to get it to a clay consistency. If you melt them too much, just let it set for a bit and the candy will harden up again. Important tip: You can certainly melt the candies and pour into the moulds (they are silicone and can take the heat no problem), however-it does pour over the edge and this will take additional "clean up" on the image and creates a bit of waste of the candy. It's easier to make the candy doughy to form into the mould with clean edges. 

I made sure my moulds were clean by giving them a good soak & scrub with Dawn soap & hot water. I took a glass microwave bowl & melted the candy in 30 sec spurts. Making sure I didn't melt them too much. You only want to melt them to the point that it rolls up like clay. You will learn quickly how long to microwave them to get it to a clay consistency. If you melt them too much, just let it set for a bit and the candy will harden up again.

Important tip: You can certainly melt the candies and pour into the moulds (they are silicone and can take the heat no problem), however-it does pour over the edge and this will take additional "clean up" on the image and creates a bit of waste of the candy. It's easier to make the candy doughy to form into the mould with clean edges. 

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I then added green fishing line to the backs of the candy while they were still soft. Your guest can just pitch the fishing line after eating the candy ornaments. (This of course is optional. If you have children eating the candy, leave out the line. You can display them in a candy dish instead of hanging them. )

I then added green fishing line to the backs of the candy while they were still soft. Your guest can just pitch the fishing line after eating the candy ornaments. (This of course is optional. If you have children eating the candy, leave out the line. You can display them in a candy dish instead of hanging them. )

 I filled the moulds & figured out the best method was to let them set up at room temperature. If you put them in the fridge make sure you run hot water on the backs of the moulds to loosen the candy from the moulds.

 I filled the moulds & figured out the best method was to let them set up at room temperature. If you put them in the fridge make sure you run hot water on the backs of the moulds to loosen the candy from the moulds.

I used edible metallic spray & sugar crystals to decorate the candy . These are a perfectly edible and a beautiful treat for your Christmas parties.

I used edible metallic spray & sugar crystals to decorate the candy . These are a perfectly edible and a beautiful treat for your Christmas parties.

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Display them on a small Christmas tree or a candy dish for easy eating. You can buy these IOD Moulds by Prima here: http://shrsl.com/o6is. 

Display them on a small Christmas tree or a candy dish for easy eating. You can buy these IOD Moulds by Prima here: http://shrsl.com/o6is. 

All thats left to to do now, is enjoy the fruits of your labor!

All thats left to to do now, is enjoy the fruits of your labor!

The moulds can be used for so many DIY projects- the investment is well worth it! Sugar Arts, furniture, small DIY projects, soaps and more!  Thanks Stephanie for this amazing tutorial! See more of her ideas and art work here!

The moulds can be used for so many DIY projects- the investment is well worth it! Sugar Arts, furniture, small DIY projects, soaps and more! 

Thanks Stephanie for this amazing tutorial! See more of her ideas and art work here!

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DIY Santos Dolls by Cat-arzyna "Angels of Dreams"

Our home decor team member Cat-arzyna put together a fantastic step by step on how to create your own Santos style dolls using Prima's art mediums, IOD moulds and a little ingenuity. Her ideas and pieces are always a hit with our readers and we think you are going to enjoy this idea too! Let's see what she did...

Our home decor team member Cat-arzyna put together a fantastic step by step on how to create your own Santos style dolls using Prima's art mediums, IOD moulds and a little ingenuity. Her ideas and pieces are always a hit with our readers and we think you are going to enjoy this idea too! Let's see what she did...

She used a doll she picked up from a local thrift store as the main source of this project and gathered up her other supplies-IOD moulds, an old book, paper clay and glue.  815325-IOD Mould-Moulding 1 814991-IOD Paper Clay 814786-IOD Mould-Baroque 1 814809-IOD Mould-Baroque 4

She used a doll she picked up from a local thrift store as the main source of this project and gathered up her other supplies-IOD moulds, an old book, paper clay and glue. 

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Create folds using the pages in the old book. Fold once toward the spine creating a triangle, then fold again at an angle. 

Create folds using the pages in the old book. Fold once toward the spine creating a triangle, then fold again at an angle. 

There will be a piece that sticks out at the bottom of the page, so give that a trim for a flush edge for the book to sit on. You can use the backside of the page as a guide to cut the straight line needed when trimming off that little excess piece. 

There will be a piece that sticks out at the bottom of the page, so give that a trim for a flush edge for the book to sit on. You can use the backside of the page as a guide to cut the straight line needed when trimming off that little excess piece. 

Once you have enough folds for a nice full skirt, then attach the ends with a strong adhesive. Clip the ends until the glue has set. Using a sharp knife, cut off the upper torso from the doll as you see here...

Once you have enough folds for a nice full skirt, then attach the ends with a strong adhesive. Clip the ends until the glue has set. Using a sharp knife, cut off the upper torso from the doll as you see here...

Adhere the doll to the top of the book skirt and cut off hair if you wish. 

Adhere the doll to the top of the book skirt and cut off hair if you wish. 

Use Finnabair's heavy black gesso to paint the hair black...

Use Finnabair's heavy black gesso to paint the hair black...

Using paper clay and moulds, create decorate appliques to cover the torso of the doll and add some fun detail to the skirt using strong glue...

Using paper clay and moulds, create decorate appliques to cover the torso of the doll and add some fun detail to the skirt using strong glue...

Paint the doll and appliques with white gesso or a chalk style paint. Add darker wax or powder to bring out the details and add shading. For the wing template, head over to Catarzyna's blog to download the pdf. Just print and cut out, then attach to the back of the doll. 

Paint the doll and appliques with white gesso or a chalk style paint. Add darker wax or powder to bring out the details and add shading. For the wing template, head over to Catarzyna's blog to download the pdf. Just print and cut out, then attach to the back of the doll. 

We hope you enjoyed this step by step and be sure to check out more of Cat's work on Instagram too. Her ideas are wonderful! And we would love for you to follow us on our @redesignwithprima Instagram to see inspiring ideas and project from our team and Prima fans. Have a great day!

We hope you enjoyed this step by step and be sure to check out more of Cat's work on Instagram too. Her ideas are wonderful! And we would love for you to follow us on our @redesignwithprima Instagram to see inspiring ideas and project from our team and Prima fans. Have a great day!

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Upcycled Frame with Faux Frosted Glass by Cari Fennell

Today, I have some great ideas to share with our readers, on how to add personality and gorgeous details to an inexpensive frame, plus give it a frosted look with hardly any effort. Once you have the tools and supplies, you can alter anything to make it go from ordinary to extraordinary.... And I am so happy with the results from adding the IOD colored transfer by Prima straight to the glass. Hmm-this could catch on-glass front kitchen cabinets, small windows for some privacy, glass doors on furniture...the sky's the limit with this idea! And I am sure you creatives out there will come up with fabulous ideas of your own...

Today, I have some great ideas to share with our readers, on how to add personality and gorgeous details to an inexpensive frame, plus give it a frosted look with hardly any effort. Once you have the tools and supplies, you can alter anything to make it go from ordinary to extraordinary....

And I am so happy with the results from adding the IOD colored transfer by Prima straight to the glass. Hmm-this could catch on-glass front kitchen cabinets, small windows for some privacy, glass doors on furniture...the sky's the limit with this idea! And I am sure you creatives out there will come up with fabulous ideas of your own...

I got so excited about starting this project, that I forgot to take a before photo of the frame (sorry)! I got it for 5 dollars at a big box store, in the clearance section. It measures 11 inches x 14 inches. The perfect size for the new IOD colored transfer-Nanz Neuner. It comes in two sizes-11in. x 14in. and 24in. x 34in. Make sure you get a frame that is about 1 1/2 in or more in thickness for the mould applique to sit on. 

I got so excited about starting this project, that I forgot to take a before photo of the frame (sorry)! I got it for 5 dollars at a big box store, in the clearance section. It measures 11 inches x 14 inches. The perfect size for the new IOD colored transfer-Nanz Neuner. It comes in two sizes-11in. x 14in. and 24in. x 34in. Make sure you get a frame that is about 1 1/2 in or more in thickness for the mould applique to sit on. 

This is the IOD mould  I used, called Moulding 1--815325. It offers a variety of designs and widths,  making it very versatile to apply them for any kind of project. 

This is the IOD mould  I used, called Moulding 1--815325. It offers a variety of designs and widths,  making it very versatile to apply them for any kind of project. 

For the medium, I used IOD paper clay by Prima. It works great for a project like this because it can bend and shape to the surface you are trying to add it to-which had slight curves. Apply the paper clay applique to your project when it is still wet. Glue it down with a sturdy glue. I used Soft Gloss gel by Finnabair. It's one her art mediums from her Art Basics line she created for Prima. It does crack while it is drying and that's fine with me. If you don't want cracks, try another medium like resin, glue from a glue gun or epoxy. 

For the medium, I used IOD paper clay by Prima. It works great for a project like this because it can bend and shape to the surface you are trying to add it to-which had slight curves. Apply the paper clay applique to your project when it is still wet. Glue it down with a sturdy glue. I used Soft Gloss gel by Finnabair. It's one her art mediums from her Art Basics line she created for Prima. It does crack while it is drying and that's fine with me. If you don't want cracks, try another medium like resin, glue from a glue gun or epoxy. 

Glue down all of the strips until the entire frame is covered. Then add fun little accents to the corners to hide where the strips meet...In the photo below, it's the mould image in the upper right corner. The mould is called Baroque 2--814786 I painted the decorated frame with Fusion Mineral Paint, Limestone-you might need two coats or so.

Glue down all of the strips until the entire frame is covered. Then add fun little accents to the corners to hide where the strips meet...In the photo below, it's the mould image in the upper right corner. The mould is called Baroque 2--814786

I painted the decorated frame with Fusion Mineral Paint, Limestone-you might need two coats or so.

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After the paint had dried, I grabbed some Metallique wax in Vintage Gold. I lightly applied the wax to the raised design to bring out the pretty details. Just add it, let it set for a few minutes and it's permanent! 

After the paint had dried, I grabbed some Metallique wax in Vintage Gold. I lightly applied the wax to the raised design to bring out the pretty details. Just add it, let it set for a few minutes and it's permanent! 

This is what the colored transfer looks like. Here, you can see the details in the image. Take off the backing of the frame, remove the glass and then clean it. Peel off the backing of the transfer and lay it right over the top of the glass. Burnish with the wood stick that it comes with, removing air bubbles and making sure the image is transferred perefectly (it will dull in color-thats how you know it is sticking to the glass surface).   

This is what the colored transfer looks like. Here, you can see the details in the image. Take off the backing of the frame, remove the glass and then clean it. Peel off the backing of the transfer and lay it right over the top of the glass. Burnish with the wood stick that it comes with, removing air bubbles and making sure the image is transferred perefectly (it will dull in color-thats how you know it is sticking to the glass surface). 

 

Then, replace the glass with the transfer and secure. I left the glass open and did not add the original backing, so it would look like frosted glass and semi transparent. It is even more beautiful than I had imagined in my head--bonus! Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you found some inspiration for your next DIY project!

Then, replace the glass with the transfer and secure. I left the glass open and did not add the original backing, so it would look like frosted glass and semi transparent. It is even more beautiful than I had imagined in my head--bonus!

Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you found some inspiration for your next DIY project!

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Shiplap Floral Transfer Wall Art by Rehab to Fab

This week, we shared a sneak peek of what's to come in early December and we think you are going to love it! Stephanie shares a colored transfer on a shiplap board she created using leftover pieces from another project. This poster sized transfer is 24in. x 34 in. and this (and other new goodies) will be hitting store shelves in early December. Here is what she did...

This week, we shared a sneak peek of what's to come in early December and we think you are going to love it! Stephanie shares a colored transfer on a shiplap board she created using leftover pieces from another project. This poster sized transfer is 24in. x 34 in. and this (and other new goodies) will be hitting store shelves in early December. Here is what she did...

First I measured and cut 1 ft. x 6ft. pine shiplap. in tongue & groove style. I knew the transfer was 24x34 inches, so I left 1 inch on the edges...

First I measured and cut 1 ft. x 6ft. pine shiplap. in tongue & groove style. I knew the transfer was 24x34 inches, so I left 1 inch on the edges...

Next, glue the shiplap together. I use Titebond III wood glue-I think it's the best glue on the market.

Next, glue the shiplap together. I use Titebond III wood glue-I think it's the best glue on the market.

Slide one piece into the other. Sliding makes sure every inch of the two piece joining together, have equal amounts of glue.

Slide one piece into the other. Sliding makes sure every inch of the two piece joining together, have equal amounts of glue.

Makes sure the ends are even with each other and clamp them once you have all the pieces together.

Makes sure the ends are even with each other and clamp them once you have all the pieces together.

Now you need to secure the boards together. I used 1 x 2 strip boards and screwed them into the shiplap.

Now you need to secure the boards together. I used 1 x 2 strip boards and screwed them into the shiplap.

I picked Fusion Mineral Paint color, Plaster for this piece as it was soft enough to let the colors in the Transfer shine through.

I picked Fusion Mineral Paint color, Plaster for this piece as it was soft enough to let the colors in the Transfer shine through.

When applying, I used a damp brush to paint on thin coats. I wanted the wood grain and knots to show through when I distress later. 

When applying, I used a damp brush to paint on thin coats. I wanted the wood grain and knots to show through when I distress later. 

I then applied the transfer to the shiplap. View this process on my FB Live video: http://bit.ly/RtFTransfer

I then applied the transfer to the shiplap. View this process on my FB Live video: http://bit.ly/RtFTransfer

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I always burnish the transfers with a fine (well used) sanding block. It allows the transfer to soak into the paint and wood. Here you can see how the sanding allows the wood grain to show through.

I always burnish the transfers with a fine (well used) sanding block. It allows the transfer to soak into the paint and wood. Here you can see how the sanding allows the wood grain to show through.

I seal it with Wise Owl Synthesis Paint, Lemon Verbena Furniture Salve. It's an all natural hemp seed oil salve that has essential oils in it.

I seal it with Wise Owl Synthesis Paint, Lemon Verbena Furniture Salve. It's an all natural hemp seed oil salve that has essential oils in it.

I decided to age it by using Fusion Mineral Paints Ageing wax. It makes the project look aged to perfection. 

I decided to age it by using Fusion Mineral Paints Ageing wax. It makes the project look aged to perfection. 

This project is easy to do and better than any store bought wall decor. Follow me on Facebook at Rehab to Fab for more projects and techniques using Prima's fabulous products. ~Stephanie.

This project is easy to do and better than any store bought wall decor. Follow me on Facebook at Rehab to Fab for more projects and techniques using Prima's fabulous products. ~Stephanie.

Be sure to follow us for more project ideas and inspiration!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/redesignwithprima/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redesignwithprima/

Be sure to follow us for more project ideas and inspiration! 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/redesignwithprima/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redesignwithprima/

Facebook Live with Rehab to Fab tonight!

We have something fun in the works! Rehab to Fab will be hosting a live show tonight, showcasing something fun, brand new and we think you are going to love what she has to share. Tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/

We have something fun in the works! Rehab to Fab will be hosting a live show tonight, showcasing something fun, brand new and we think you are going to love what she has to share.

Tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/

And, you have one more day left to enter our giveaway in our [re]design with prima group on Facebook. See details and enter here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/redesignwithprima/

And, you have one more day left to enter our giveaway in our [re]design with prima group on Facebook. See details and enter here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/redesignwithprima/

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Stately Dresser Makeover by Rehab to Fab

Today, we are featuring a gorgeous makeover by Stephanie Coon of Rehab to Fab. See how she transforms an old worn out dresser to a stately showroom piece using decor moulds, Fusion paints, a white transfer and Art Alchemy wax. Her ideas are always so inspiring!

Today, we are featuring a gorgeous makeover by Stephanie Coon of Rehab to Fab. See how she transforms an old worn out dresser to a stately showroom piece using decor moulds, Fusion paints, a white transfer and Art Alchemy wax. Her ideas are always so inspiring!

The before! Chipped veneer, dingy finished and notice the bottom drawer on the left does not match the design on the right--hmmm..... She cleaned the piece using Krud Kutter and removed the old filmy dirt to prep the surfaces...

The before! Chipped veneer, dingy finished and notice the bottom drawer on the left does not match the design on the right--hmmm.....

She cleaned the piece using Krud Kutter and removed the old filmy dirt to prep the surfaces...

Gather up your tools to begin. Moulds, paper clay, sand paper, Bondo and Titebond III.....

Gather up your tools to begin. Moulds, paper clay, sand paper, Bondo and Titebond III.....

Since the carved scrolls on the bottom drawer didn't match, Stephanie filled them in with Bondo and sanded it down. Bondo also works if part of the veneer is missing or wood is chipped in areas, to give it a nice smooth surface again.

Since the carved scrolls on the bottom drawer didn't match, Stephanie filled them in with Bondo and sanded it down. Bondo also works if part of the veneer is missing or wood is chipped in areas, to give it a nice smooth surface again.

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Add detail trim using paper clay in the moulds and adhere using Titebond. You can allow it to dry if you wish, but the clay can be painted while the clay is still wet. 

Add detail trim using paper clay in the moulds and adhere using Titebond. You can allow it to dry if you wish, but the clay can be painted while the clay is still wet. 

Now you are ready to add paint. Stephanie used Fusion Mineral Paints, Ash and Lamp White. 

Now you are ready to add paint. Stephanie used Fusion Mineral Paints, Ash and Lamp White. 

Here is a mockup of the design to see how the color will look and where she wants to add the white transfer design...pretty cool, right? The transfers can be cut apart to fit an area if needed. Plus, you get more out of your transfer this way. You can also mix and match the transfers for a custom look....

Here is a mockup of the design to see how the color will look and where she wants to add the white transfer design...pretty cool, right? The transfers can be cut apart to fit an area if needed. Plus, you get more out of your transfer this way. You can also mix and match the transfers for a custom look....

And here it is with all of the details, finishes and hardware added...

And here it is with all of the details, finishes and hardware added...

The Art Alchemy Wax was added to bring out the details of the appliques, edging and it was used on the hardware too. It adds a soft metallic look without overpowering any of the details. 

The Art Alchemy Wax was added to bring out the details of the appliques, edging and it was used on the hardware too. It adds a soft metallic look without overpowering any of the details. 

Stephanie added more detailed appliques on the bottom drawer to make up for the details that had to be covered...love the lion's head! 

Stephanie added more detailed appliques on the bottom drawer to make up for the details that had to be covered...love the lion's head! 

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The finished piece is absolutely gorgeous! We hope that today's post inspires you to transform your own furniture or thrift store finds, into something fabulous too.  Be sure to follow Rehab to Fab for more ideas, techniques and inspiration here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/ Find a Prima Redesign retailer near you: https://www.redesignwithprima.com/where-to-buy/ Prima Products: 816339-White Transfer-Petit Vin Wide 814991-Paper Clay 815325-Art Décor Mould-Moulding 1 815332-Art Décor Mould-Nautica 2 814809-Art Décor Mould-Baroque 814816-Art Décor Mould-Baroque 5 963958-Art Alchemy Metallique Wax-Vintage Gold Fusion Mineral Paints: Ash  and Lamp White

The finished piece is absolutely gorgeous! We hope that today's post inspires you to transform your own furniture or thrift store finds, into something fabulous too. 

Be sure to follow Rehab to Fab for more ideas, techniques and inspiration here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/

Find a Prima Redesign retailer near you: https://www.redesignwithprima.com/where-to-buy/

Prima Products:

816339-White Transfer-Petit Vin Wide

814991-Paper Clay

815325-Art Décor Mould-Moulding 1

815332-Art Décor Mould-Nautica 2

814809-Art Décor Mould-Baroque

814816-Art Décor Mould-Baroque 5

963958-Art Alchemy Metallique Wax-Vintage Gold

Fusion Mineral Paints:

Ash  and Lamp White

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White Transfer Barnwood Crate with Cari Fennell

The new white transfers are perfect for adding a stylish touch to any project that may be darker in color. And they go on so smoothly-just take your time in the process and they will make piece look professional!

The new white transfers are perfect for adding a stylish touch to any project that may be darker in color. And they go on so smoothly-just take your time in the process and they will make piece look professional!

This barnwood crate was the perfect surface for the transfer. It went on beautifully despite the uneven surface...

This barnwood crate was the perfect surface for the transfer. It went on beautifully despite the uneven surface...

The Seed transfer adds a bit of farmhouse charm to the crate-don't you think? Go over it with fine sandpaper to age it a bit if you like! 816377-Seed Small-Whute Transfer

The Seed transfer adds a bit of farmhouse charm to the crate-don't you think? Go over it with fine sandpaper to age it a bit if you like!

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Here is quick video on how to easily apply the transfer. If you are looking for the nearest retailer to get some of your own, click on our "where to buy" tab at the top right corner of the page. Thanks for stopping by! 

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Wood Tray Makeover by Stephanie Coon from Rehab to Fab

I purchased this wood tray at our local thrift store-what a great find! To repurpose this piece, I used Iron Orchid Designs (made by Prima Marketing Inc) Floral Stamp set to emboss the sides, the Floral mould to add the paper clay applique on the ends. Then I added the white transfer and Fleurish stamps on the inside of the tray for even more decorative appeal. The entire tray was painted using Fusion Mineral Paint and Wax products. The coverage is amazing. Here is how I did it: 

I purchased this wood tray at our local thrift store-what a great find! To repurpose this piece, I used Iron Orchid Designs (made by Prima Marketing Inc) Floral Stamp set to emboss the sides, the Floral mould to add the paper clay applique on the ends. Then I added the white transfer and Fleurish stamps on the inside of the tray for even more decorative appeal. The entire tray was painted using Fusion Mineral Paint and Wax products. The coverage is amazing. Here is how I did it: 

The before picture of the wooden tray.

The before picture of the wooden tray.

Apply modeling paste onto the surface...

Apply modeling paste onto the surface...

Gently, press the Floral decor stamp (815745) into the paste. Then lift carefully to see the stamp impression in the paste. Repeat this until you are happy with the design and do this to both sides of the tray (the long sides). Be sure to clean your stamps soon after the application with warm water and mild soap...

Gently, press the Floral decor stamp (815745) into the paste. Then lift carefully to see the stamp impression in the paste. Repeat this until you are happy with the design and do this to both sides of the tray (the long sides). Be sure to clean your stamps soon after the application with warm water and mild soap...

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Next, use paper clay in the Fleur mould (815295), remove from mould and adhere to the sides of the tray...

Next, use paper clay in the Fleur mould (815295), remove from mould and adhere to the sides of the tray...

Paint the tray in Fusion paint, let the first layer dry and then dry brush second color for a two toned affect. Notice we didn't mention any sanding or prepping? None is needed when using the Fusion paints-they are fabulous! Just start painting....

Paint the tray in Fusion paint, let the first layer dry and then dry brush second color for a two toned affect. Notice we didn't mention any sanding or prepping? None is needed when using the Fusion paints-they are fabulous! Just start painting....

Do a little bit of sanding in areas if you wish, to expose the darker wood tones that lie beneath the paint from the original finish. I did that here around the tray handle and edges. Apply Fusion wax over the applique, wipe away excess with clean cloth and leave behind the gorgeous patina within the crevices...

Do a little bit of sanding in areas if you wish, to expose the darker wood tones that lie beneath the paint from the original finish. I did that here around the tray handle and edges. Apply Fusion wax over the applique, wipe away excess with clean cloth and leave behind the gorgeous patina within the crevices...

For the inside of the tray, I applied the white transfer, Seed (816391) in the center (not all of the transfer was used-I cut out the center and did not use the border from the image). Give the transfer a light sanding for an aged look. Then, stamp the corners using Expressions decor stamp set (815851) and Fusion paint. 

For the inside of the tray, I applied the white transfer, Seed (816391) in the center (not all of the transfer was used-I cut out the center and did not use the border from the image). Give the transfer a light sanding for an aged look. Then, stamp the corners using Expressions decor stamp set (815851) and Fusion paint. 

Add a bit of wax to the impressions on the sides as well. Layer paint colors as you wish. Use the colors you love or that match your home decor. Any combination would work and Fusion paints are high quality so no need to worry! 

Add a bit of wax to the impressions on the sides as well. Layer paint colors as you wish. Use the colors you love or that match your home decor. Any combination would work and Fusion paints are high quality so no need to worry! 

The end results are stunning and this tray is all set to display on your dining table or any place you like! Add painted pumpkins, doilies, ceramic figurines, pine cones and more to top it off!

The end results are stunning and this tray is all set to display on your dining table or any place you like! Add painted pumpkins, doilies, ceramic figurines, pine cones and more to top it off!

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We hope you enjoyed today's post. Stephanie is so creative and she is super generous with her ideas. And her techniques are amazing. To see more of her work and tutorials, be sure to check out her Facebook page and Instagram account-lots of eye candy!  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephanie_rehabtofab/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/

We hope you enjoyed today's post. Stephanie is so creative and she is super generous with her ideas. And her techniques are amazing. To see more of her work and tutorials, be sure to check out her Facebook page and Instagram account-lots of eye candy! 

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/

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DIY Faux Chalkboard with Erin Suder

I recently tried the new Prima Decor Transfers in white by Iron Orchid Designs. I combined the transfer with some Decor Moulds and Fusion Mineral Paint. One word: AMAZING!! I made a faux chalkboard and it’s pretty fancy. Come on, I’ll show you how. Let’s gather up our supplies. You’ll need the following: a wooden board 15" X 24" Iron Orchid Designs White Decor Transfer  – Memoir Item #816384 Iron Orchid Designs Decor Mould – Antoinette – Item #815806 Iron Orchid Designs Decor Mould – Large Fleurish – Item #81531 Iron Orchid Designs Paper Clay – Item #814991 wood glue (or any good, strong glue) Fusion Mineral Paint in “Ash” Fusion Mineral Paint in “Casement” small disposable cup paint brushes paper towels

I recently tried the new Prima Decor Transfers in white by Iron Orchid Designs. I combined the transfer with some Decor Moulds and Fusion Mineral Paint.

One word: AMAZING!!

I made a faux chalkboard and it’s pretty fancy. Come on, I’ll show you how.

Let’s gather up our supplies. You’ll need the following:

a wooden board 15" X 24"

Iron Orchid Designs White Decor Transfer  – Memoir Item #816384

Iron Orchid Designs Decor Mould – Antoinette – Item #815806

Iron Orchid Designs Decor Mould – Large Fleurish – Item #81531

Iron Orchid Designs Paper Clay – Item #814991

wood glue (or any good, strong glue)

Fusion Mineral Paint in “Ash”

Fusion Mineral Paint in “Casement”

small disposable cup

paint brushes

paper towels

First off, paint the board. I used Ash by Fusion Mineral Paints. Its a beautiful, rich, dark charcoal gray. This paint is a dream to work with! Once the paint it dry, apply the transfer. Remove the protective acetate backing and then line up the transfer where you want it on your board. Use the enclosed tool to burnish the transfer firmly in place. Now you can create your clay castings. Use a little cornstarch in the moulds for ease of clay removal. Press the clay into the moulds, remove, and glue right onto your board.

First off, paint the board. I used Ash by Fusion Mineral Paints. Its a beautiful, rich, dark charcoal gray. This paint is a dream to work with! Once the paint it dry, apply the transfer. Remove the protective acetate backing and then line up the transfer where you want it on your board. Use the enclosed tool to burnish the transfer firmly in place.

Now you can create your clay castings. Use a little cornstarch in the moulds for ease of clay removal. Press the clay into the moulds, remove, and glue right onto your board.

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Once the clay has dried, you can paint right over the moulds using the same Fusion Paint in Ash.

Once the clay has dried, you can paint right over the moulds using the same Fusion Paint in Ash.

Let dry. Once the paint has dried, mix some of the Fusion Mineral Paint in “Casement” with water, in your disposable cup. You want a watery consistency because were going to take a paintbrush and “wash” the white color over the moulds to highlight the details. Immediately wipe away the white paint, leaving some in the crevices and details of the moulds. Now, dip a paper towel into the wash and wipe it over the rest of the board in a circular motion, working in small sections, wiping away the white paint with a clean towel as you go.

Let dry. Once the paint has dried, mix some of the Fusion Mineral Paint in “Casement” with water, in your disposable cup. You want a watery consistency because were going to take a paintbrush and “wash” the white color over the moulds to highlight the details. Immediately wipe away the white paint, leaving some in the crevices and details of the moulds. Now, dip a paper towel into the wash and wipe it over the rest of the board in a circular motion, working in small sections, wiping away the white paint with a clean towel as you go.

When complete, it will look like a beautiful, dusty chalkboard! Now hang your gorgeous piece of art, step back, and admire your hard work!

When complete, it will look like a beautiful, dusty chalkboard! Now hang your gorgeous piece of art, step back, and admire your hard work!

I hope you enjoyed this project and will give it a try! Erin Suder-The French Market Place Find more of her work here:  https://linktr.ee/thefrenchmarketplace https://www.instagram.com/thefrenchmarketplace/

I hope you enjoyed this project and will give it a try! Erin Suder-The French Market Place

Find more of her work here: 

https://linktr.ee/thefrenchmarketplace

https://www.instagram.com/thefrenchmarketplace/

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