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