Hand Made Gift Idea with Artisan Paints & Products

Hand Made Gift Idea with Artisan Paints & Products

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Show your love with beautiful handmade gifts with Artisan Paints and Products, create a precious gift with sentimental value, make it unique to the person you are gifting.  Here's a quick and easy gift making idea for that special someone. 

Take a look at the 5 min video and then we've listed some notes below for you to take note of afterwards to get you creating and making confidently  with Artisan Paints and Products 

1. Pop into your local Charity Shop there are always plenty of bric a brac available and select your items, remember Artisan Premium Chalk Paint will adhere to almost any surface without sanding or priming so look for shapes rather than what it is made of. 

2. With items where there are more curves, use water over the top of your napkin with your Staalmeester detail brush to flatten the napkin first before lacquering (as shown when we did the little bowl) applying napkins to curves like a bowl will create more creases and this step will allow you to flatten this all out as much as possible

3. The napkin we used in this video is 3 ply the less ply the more gentle you will have to be, therefore it is really important to use high quality brushes that are soft and gentle to make the whole thing a breeze, we've used our Staalmeester flat brush - 1 Inch and a must have of the Staalmeester detail brush, which has super soft bristles for flattening out fine lines.  

4. In this video we have hair dried in between coats.  It is always best to leave it dry naturally if you can. However if you want to hair dry, make sure you place it on warm when drying Premium Chalk Paint and move the hairdryer around constantly. When drying lacquer place the hair dryer on cool and move around constantly, avoid localising the hairdryer in one spot or you will create cracks. 

5. When  you are applying lacquer on over the Premium Chalk Paint ready to apply your napkin  there is no need to rush, you have plenty of time,  it's often best to leave for a couple of minutes to allow the lacquer to start "tacking up" before applying your napkin. 

6. If the background of your napkin is a light colour, use a light Premium Chalk Paint colour as your base, if the background is dark, then use a dark Premium Chalk Paint colour as your base. 

7. Always apply thin coats of Artisan Lacquer over the top, build it up rather than doing heavy thick coats. Depending on your napkin and the ply you may do anywhere from 3-4 coats. 

8. Why Artisan Lacquer instead of traditional glues? Top coating with Artisan Lacquer creates a strong hardened surface in the sheen level that you want; it can take water splashes, be wiped and cleaned. Glue coatings although ok for decorative items will not withstand water pooling on the surface as often it will reactivate the glue, damage the surface and make the surface sticky again. 

9. When painting the underside, if you can, use Velvet Luxe so you don't have to wax or lacquer, if using Premium Chalk Paint on the underside you will need to wax or lacquer to seal. 

10: Metallic Edges: When using Artisan metallic glides over gloss lacquer, apply two coats/ glides for good density over that gloss surface or run your Artisan Paint up onto the edge then run your metallic glide over that edge for a seamless luxe finish  

The  technique shown in the video can be used on anything from decor to furniture. Try using this technique on fronts of drawers or even on chair frames as a feature. 

Ideas for decor items you can use this on: Lamp bases, Vases, trays, coasters, boxes, even frames and mirrors to create something completely unique and bespoke 

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.