Criticism About Your Art

Is criticism of your work bringing you down? The fear of disappointing others can hold you back from truly living. In art, beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes many will love it and sometimes it will seem like nobody sees what you do. You are not alone. There is someone out…

Gothic China Cabinet with Milk Paint I have a melancholy nature that is drawn to gothic styles and designs. It draws me to Victorian novelists like Emily Bronte and Edgar Allan Poe, as well as poetesses like Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. I think of the tempestuous moors where Heathcliff and his beloved Cathy run free as children before the…

Metallic Paints on Furniture

What are metallic paints? They are acrylic-based paints that have metallic pigments. They can be used on multiple types of surfaces. Some are meant to be used on large surfaces such as furniture. These ones are thinner in consistency than the ones in smaller containers with more paste-like consistency. There are many brands that now…

How to Create a Harlequin Pattern

There is something so elegant about a harlequin pattern. I love creating it on my pieces for a fancy style that compliments a lot of my designs. I’ve tried quite a few techniques when it comes to doing a harlequin pattern on furniture.

How to Decoupage

Decouopage is when you apply an image onto the surface with various mediums so that it adheres. The most common decoupage product is tissue paper as it is thin and easier to apply to the surface without worries of peeling and seeing the edge of the paper.

Iris Vanity Techniques

Would you like to be able to create hand-painted floral designs on your furniture. Watch my videos to see how I created my Iris vanity.

Stenciling Techniques

In this post, I’ll show you my techniques for stenciling on furniture and on walls through a series of easy to follow videos.

How to Blend Metallic Paint

One of my favorite finishes to create is a blended surface using metallic paints. It is absolutely possible to blend any kind of paint, in my experience and each type just takes a specific technique because of the different qualities in each variety of paint. Metallic paints are thinner, acrylic based, and dry fairly quickly…

Rococo Bombe Chest Tutorial

Step-by-step instructions on the rococo bombe chest from priming to finish. Supply list: Rustoleum Imagine Gold Spray Paint Fusion Vintage Eggshell Paint Beautiful Things Transfer Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks Please watch my videos below.


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