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All Things Rust & Patina – Exploring the Possibilities

I have been using the Modern Masters Patina finishes for many many years!  Some of you may remember a few others they used to have like “Baroque”.  YES, I’m as sad as you, I wish they still had that one too!!  But, from what I understand, it had an issue with exploding… LOL!!  Yeah, that is the reason Baroque is gone!!

But my personal LOVE of all things Patina and Rust has been going strong for some time now; maybe close to 20 years 🙂  I have been obsessed with the incredible amount of variations one can achieve using these materials and I always feel like the “mad scientist” when creating with them!!

So, I’m taking a day (well approximately 5 to 6 hours) on August 8th (don’t worry if you can’t be there for the Live taping, you can watch any time it’s convenient for you) and going to share all I know about these materials and how they react, how to get different reactions and even introduce other materials they react with.  Not only will you learn all about the products (so that you become an expert “reactor”) but you will also be learning 3 of my most popular finishes.  YES, 3 of my favorite and amazing finishes will be added to your portfolio and wow all your customers.

Now, this is a fabulous deal!  Stay at home and watch all this good stuff going on, ask questions during the process and have a private room that you will have access to for continued support!!

These finishes are totally “drool” worthy and I’m sure with all your new Rust & Patina knowledge, you will create many new “drool” worthy finishes on your own!

Make sure to sign up soon for this workshop by July 20th to save $30!!  Early Bird Special is $107 after July 20th class fee will be $137……

This workshop will provide all the knowledge you need to become your own “mad scientist” and understand how the products react, the different variations of the reactions and how to control them as much as possible (some of it just happens)!!

Looking forward to sharing my knowledge with all of you so that you can have as much fun as I do with all of these materials by Modern Masters – Metal Effects.

Also, one lucky student will receive a Rust Kit (16oz bottles)  that includes Iron Paint, Rust Activator, Primer and PermaCoat, valued at over $80!!  WooHoo, baby, that’s good stuff!!


The “white goop” in my bucket!

Proceed - Professional Decorative Painting System

I have been in the decorative painting industry for 25 years and I still love what I do – each and every day!!! But, I will have to say – that I have not been this excited in years about the “white goop” in the bucket – thanks to Proceed by Golden.  I made some changes in the products I use over this past year and found a couple of products lines that I just totally in love with.

Proceed® Cracking Textures

Proceed by Golden was created by artist for artist – and the possibilities are endless!  The more I play with the materials, the more possibilities I keep coming up with – I have at least 5 to 10 samples boards hanging up at all times making new creations with this stuff.  Every product they have can be mixed with another product to create something different and believe me, I’m creating!

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class19Another point that totally impresses me is the amount of information that they have provided to the artist.  I really try to be available to my customers at all times – but for those that never sleep, you can go to at any hour of the day and find an enormous amount of information.  (Sorry but I usually don’t answer my phone between 10pm and 6am)  LOL

The Proceed web site has everything you could ever imagine and beyond – coverage calculator – recipe builder – product crossover chart – product information – finishes and much much more!  You can search each product and find out everything you could just about ever need to know.  The more time I spend on the web site the more I learn myself 🙂

I also love the fact that they have packaged all the materials in a sample size container – price range is from $8.79 to $14.98 to get 16 oz of material to play with.  Enough to create a sample board to show a client before buying a full gallon of something your not sure you will need.


My favorite product at this time is Smooth Transparent Glazing Gel (STGG) – I personally think I may need some intervention soon, I can’t get enough of this material.  Here is one of my creations – Crystal Ice:  I use the STGG mixed with Glitter (one or more colors) and create beautiful Stria’s using several different tools.

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Just start to imagine the many possibilities that you can create with just STGG – It is a clear gel medium that is glossy – you can mix anything into this medium:  Mica Powders, Mica Flakes, Glitter, Paint, Colorant, glass beads, etc……Just to name a few.glitter2

I have every product in stock – 8 different Mica Flakes – 6 different Glitter colors – many Foils and much more – or call the studio @ 714-386-3243!

Artistic Cabinetry Workshop

Cabinetry and furniture are two of my favorite things to do……you can give an old piece of furniture new life and personality with just a little time and paint.  Completely change the look of your home with bringing new life to you kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities – the possibilities are endless and it’s just your time and a little product that can make this happen.

The Artistic Cabinetry Workshop coming up in November will provide you with the knowledge and ability to re-create your home cabinets and furniture.  The workshop will cover everything from the preparation of the surface (new or old), what primers to use and many different techniques using Faux Effects Silver & Gold label products.

Some of the finishes being instructed in this class have never been taught before – new fresh ideas!   You will learn everything from a wonderful basic Honey glaze to high-end furniture finishes – each student will complete 10 cabinet door samples as well as 10 molding samples.

Artistic Designer Cabinetry and Furniture Finishes – November 12th – 16th – a full week course being held at my Studio in Fresno, CA  – for samples and complete details to register –

If you have any questions regarding this class – please feel free to contact me at 559-449-7711 – I would be happy to answer your questions.