Live in Colour

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Hosted by Nadine Vosloo of Paintmaster, ‘Live in Colour with Tjhoko Paint’ will give you all the DIY inspiration you need to transform anything and everything using chalk paint. In this series, you will learn various paint techniques to transform your existing items and accessories into brand new inspired works of art! As Nadine introduces you to a world full of colour, you won’t wait to dip your paintbrush into a jar of Tjhoko Paint and get busy. Happy painting!

 

Episode 2 – Transforming old photo frames using Tjhoko Paints

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Steps for transforming old photo frames using Tjhoko Paint

Preparation:

  • Always ensure that surface being painted is clean and grease-free, no need to apply a primer or to sand. If it was previously waxed, then you’ll have to sand before painting.
  • If unsure if the surface is clean, wipe it down with a cloth dipped in some thinners. (Do not use turpentine or benzene as it leaves behind an oily residue)

Steps:

  1. Paint photo frame in a Tjhoko Paint colour of your choice.
  2. Wait more or less 4 hours for paint to properly cure before applying the Antique Brown Glaze.
  3. Open the Antique Brown Glaze.
  4. Give the bottle a good stir.
  5. Dampen a piece of cloth with water.
  6. Dip paint brush in the Glaze and paint small areas at a time onto the painted photo frame.
  7. Use the damp cloth and wipe Antique Brown Glaze off again until the desired shade and effect are created.
  8. Continue working small areas at a time until the entire frame is completed
  9. Any imperfections can be corrected with a dry-brush technique in the colour initially used on the frame.
  10. Next use Charm’s Silver and dry brush the frame with this metallic colour or any other metallic colour from Tjhoko Paint.
  11. Use a clean, slightly dampen cloth to wipe away any unwanted streakiness. This will also create a more even blended effect on the frame.

 

Episode 1 – Under plates, flower vases and stencilling on fabric

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Easter under plate

Preparation:

  • Always ensure that surface being painted is clean and grease-free, no need to apply a primer or to sand. If it was previously waxed, then you’ll have to sand before painting.
  • If unsure if the surface is clean, wipe it down with a cloth dipped in some thinners. (Do not use turpentine or benzene as it leaves behind an oily residue)
  • Our under plate is plywood surface. No need to sand or prime.

Steps:

  • Paint in a colour of your choice. We used Cement Grey.
  • Wait for paint to dry. (more or less 20minutes)
  • Dry Brush with Charm’s Silver
  • Wait for paint to dry (more or less 5 minutes). The paint dries quickly because with a dry brush technique you use very little paint.
  • Dry Brush with Am’s Rose Gold
  • Wait for paint to dry (more or less 5 minutes).
  • Choose a stencil in a design of your choice and secure it onto the under plate using masking tape. We used the Gather under plate stencil.
  • Take some Stencil of Paris from the jar with a paint scraper and apply evenly with the paint scraper on top of your stencil.
  • Remove the stencil slowly while the paste is still wet.
  • Clean stencil and paint scraper while paste is still wet. (Can be washed in water.)
  • Leave under plate to dry before using it. (depending on the weather and thickness that Stencil of Paris has been applied it can take up to 2 hours)
  • If you want to make the surface water resistant apply Clear Glaze onto the under plate more or less 4hours later. Wipe Glaze on with a cloth.
  • Not dishwasher safe.
  • Tip: Dry Brush

Dry Brush is a technique where you use very little paint on a dry paint brush and make sure that paint is evenly distributed onto the paint brush. Give light brush strokes onto the surface being painted to create a subtle distressed finish.

Easter flower vases

Steps:

  • Apply masking tape onto glass jars.
  • Make sure that no paint can leak in underneath the masking tape. Firmly secure masking tape onto the glass jar.
  • Paint straight onto the glass in the colours of your choice.
  • We used Cement Grey and Olivia’s Pale.
  • Wait for paint to dry and then remove the masking tape.
  • Paint takes longer to cure on a smooth surface like glass. It will still take more or less 20minutes to dry but will need to be left overnight before washing it. It is not dishwasher safe and also should not be soaked in water, but can be rinsed and should be dried immediately.

Stenciling on fabric

Steps:

  • Select a stencil in a design of your choice
  • We used the Easter Border
  • Hold stencil firmly onto the fabric.
  • Use a stencil brush and dip it into your paint. Remove most of the paint from the stencil brush. The less paint the better, else the paint will leak in underneath your stencil.
  • Move the stencil brush in circular movements over the stencil, ensuring that you don’t move from the border of the stencil onto the fabric. Stay inside the design of the stencil.
  • Lift the stencil and repeat the process to complete the border design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most important have fun, think creative and create something amazing using Tjhoko Paint.  All the products are water based and you can paint onto the Glazes.  Anything can be corrected – relax and create!

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