Creating an Artisan Pearl-Shell like finish

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A full Tutorial on how to create an Artisan - Pearl shell like finish. This is a full step by step "walk and talk" through. Transforming an old knackered vase into a beautiful luminous Artisan Pearl-Shell like finish. 

A complex looking finish broken down to allow you to easily create this finish at home using Artisan paints and products. The range of Artisan paints and products used will allow you to create this finish on pretty much any surface you like. 

Once you have watched the video scroll down for some points to take note of from the video so grab yourself a cuppa press play and expand the screen for best viewing. 

Things to take note of: 

1: Ensure your colour washes are soft and subtle before applying the Luna Pearl. 

2. This is a reflective finish and will adjust to it's environment based on lighting and the colours around it. 

3. If you prefer a smoother Pearl-Shell like finish, sand down further (during the sanding process) to a level you like,  but without removing the texture completely 

3. If working on something with curves or round in shape, instead of Corrugated cardboard you can use a combination of  your Staalmeester Spalter brush to do your semi circles and a little bit of corrugated cardboard to make it easier. 

4. Creating texture with Corrugated Cardboard is ideal when creating this finish on flatter surfaces without details or curves, it enhances the end finish to reflect light and movement and be beautifully luminous.

5. When creating texture with the cardboard, keep overworking and spreading the paint out over your service in a semi circle motion, ensure the paint is not sitting on it too thick. 

6. Let loose and have fun, follow the process, it all comes together after the second coat of Luna Pearl. So keep going until then and then decide whether you prefer to leave it at 2 coats or 3. This will all depend on the shape and detail of your piece.

7. Items you will need/ shown in Video: 

1 Litre of Dor Greige Premium Chalk Paint
120mls of Bruised Petal and Old Denim Premium Chalk Paint 
Staalmeester series 2020 

Luna Pearl Metallic Concentrate 
Lab Grade Beaker 
Lab Grade Dish 
Metallic Concentrate measuring spoons 

Lint Free Rags 
240 Grit Sand Paper.

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The Artisan Company is a New Zealand owned and based company focussed upon making and providing the highest quality decorative paints and tools for homes and all types of spaces. Born out of a rich heritage of bespoke furniture and interiors through the merging of Taylored Revival and Vintro Paint NZ and with several decades of experience we are unashamedly focused upon luxury DIY products and in helping people achieve bespoke looks in their interiors. 

As NZ's only bespoke paint manufacturer making our own exclusive formulations including our flagship Premium Chalk Paint we combine technology with our fine tuned natural skills. We use advanced machinery with an exact accuracy measured within less than a ¼ of a ml and use a custom formulation database with complex colours formulated by hand; most of which can't be replicated by machines. Our trademarked FLOWplus® technology further differentiates our range being built in from the ground up and allowing our thick full bodied and highly pigmented paints to mould and flow effortlessly. We are a proud NZ company who promotes and uses local suppliers and products wherever possible. We also aim to have a positive impact on environment through low VOC paints, minimised wastage and smart use of materials.

To provide the best possible experience for our customers we have also curated artisanal tools including the world renowned Staalmeester brushes which work in perfect  unison with our Premium Chalk Paint and otehr ranges with there rich and creamy consistency. From the advanced bristle materials through to the  INOX steel ferrules it all really helps to achieve the best results, and yes brushes do make a big difference to your painting experience and finish.

Aside from our unique range of products, we are also proud of our decades worth of experience in the field of decorative painting and training. Having been recognised locally and overseas for these efforts has also led us to directly train over three thousand people and paint over two thousand bespoke furniture or interior pieces for clients.

Heritage of Taylored Revival

Taylored Revival or TR as it was known by its regulars was a family business started in a garage in East Auckland in 2012. A leading decorative painting studio which undertook thousands of commissions projects over the years and was considered the leading Chalk Paint retailer in the Australasian region. Progressing through the years from a small retail store in Whitford through to a large format 300m2 retail site in Botany. Take a quick look at the history and the prequel to The Artisan Company below.