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Create a Primitive Effect on Furniture in 3 Steps

11 Apr

Good Morning! Welcome to the quickest class on a painting technique you’ve ever taken!

You’re in Painting with Goopy Paint 101.

If you want to turn any piece of furniture into a primitive piece, you’re in the right spot.

Creating a primitive look is done with the correct color (early Americans were not using neon yellow) and an aging effect.

To Get a Primitive Distressed Look

  1. Paint your GOOPY PAINT on your chosen surface and just goop it up! Let it dry Goopy. (2-4 hours)

10382421_921802411185982_4556748389080987511_o2. Paint any Old Village Buttermilk or Vintage Paint colour you choose on top and allow to dry. (Thin top coat with distiller water for easier sanding.)

3. Sand gently to reveal the high point of the GOOPY PAINT.

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Goopy British Red base coat, Antique Yellow On Top.

 

4. (Optional) Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.  For a more polished look you can finish with one of our Graining and Glazing Liquids.

So, after just three steps, you can end up with a perfect primitive piece. Ta-da!

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Class dismissed.

Questions? Add them to the comment section.

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Add a Warm Glow

25 Jul

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The sun stays late for us in the summer, but a lamp can add a beautiful glow to your bedside table, living room,  kitchen or dining room.  This weekend my husband and I headed in to town on errands and picked up a new bulb for my reading lamp, did you know you can now buy “antique” bulbs?  They cast a glow more like the lights that were made 75 or more years ago.

The lamps pictured above are from Irvin’s Country Tinware, a national company that uses Old Village Paint on many of their lamps!  Aren’t they beautiful!  We are so proud!  They use our regular paint and some of our Goopy paint. (If you don’t know about our Goopy paint, learn about it here.)

Think you might want to transform one of your own lamps into an early American masterpiece with a new coat of paint and a new bulb? Hopefully the photos above have provided you with some inspiration. We’d love to see what you come up with!  Feel free to share with us here on the blog, or over on Facebook, look us up under “Old Village Paints”!

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

 

 

Goopy Paint Makes Stenciling a Breeze

18 Apr

Stenciling allows you to personalize an item or wall with the perfect quote or image.

Stenciling  was also popular interior decorating technique in early American homes. It stretched limited resources (paint), and added beauty to bare walls.

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Goopy Paint makes stenciling wonderfully simple.  You won’t believe how nicely the paint stays put. (Goodbye runny paint!)

There are lots of places you can find stencil patterns. Look at this lovely one we found at Wall to Wall Stencils. It’s a historic sampler,

12.25″ Tall x 16.25″. Wouldn’t this be beautiful in a little kitchen nook, or on a board above your hearth?
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Here’s a simpler stencil.  If you’re a colonial decorating buff you’ll already know that pineapples were a very popular motif because they symbolized hospitality. pineappleHospitality was highly valued in colonial life, and if a family could afford it, a pineapple would be placed at the center of a table when guests visited, and then eaten for dessert.

Here’s a stenciling project that was done with our Goopy Paint: look at those nice clear lines!crowimage

Goopy paint comes in three colors, British Red, Picture Frame Cream and Wythe Chest Black. Goopy paint is thick, and your stenciling project will result in a slightly raised or “embossed” pattern. We hope you enjoy using Goopy Paint for your next stenciling project. It’s amazing!

Here are some instructions for an embossed finish.

Raised Embossed Finish

  1. Press the stencil to the area you wish to emboss.
  2. With a spatula scoop out some goop and carefully apply it to the stencil to fill in all the openings to the edges.
  3. Let it settle for a few minutes then gently remove stencil and let it dry.
  4. Paint any Old Village Buttermilk or Vintage Paint colour you choose on top and allow to dry.
  5. Sand gently to reveal edges of your embossing.
  6. Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

It’s Time to Get Goopy

27 Feb

What do you want to do with goopy paint? Get a distressed look on a piece of furniture?  Create raised lettering on a wall or sign?

Laney’s Old Village Paint president Laney Landis came up with the idea for Goopy Paint while playing around in her paint room.  She thought “if this were goopy enough I could do a lot of fun stuff with this.”   So she called the chemist and they developed GOOPY PAINT!

If you’ve ever wished your paint would drip or run less, you should give this paint a try.  It’s perfect for all sorts of projects.  Here are directions for two of them:

TIP: Always be sure to start with a clean dry surface. For interior use you will not need primer as Old Village Paint is Highly pigmented and will hold up superiorly to most modern day paints. When surface is questionable please use our ‘Over & Under Acrylic water based Primer’ #1738 White or #1735 Gray. This can even be used over oil paint.

 

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To Get a Primitive Distressed Look

  1. Paint your GOOPY PAINT on your chosen surface and just goop it up! Let it dry Goopy. (2-4 hours)
  2. Paint any Old Village Buttermilk or Vintage Paint colour you choose on top and allow to dry. (Thin top coat with distiller water for easier sanding.)
  3. Sand gently to reveal the high point of the GOOPY PAINT.
  4. Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.
  5. For a more polished look you can finish with one of our Graining and Glazing Liquids.

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Raised Embossed Finish

  1. Spray stencil adhesive to the back of the stencil and firmly press the stencil to the area you wish to emboss.
  2. With a spatula scoop out some goop and carefully apply it to the stencil to fill in all the openings to the edges.
  3. Let it settle for a few minutes then gently remove stencil and let it dry.
  4. Paint any Old Village Buttermilk or Vintage Paint colour you choose on top and allow to dry.
  5. Sand gently to reveal edges of your embossing.
  6. Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.

ABOVE ALL ~ Have Fun!!!

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.oldvillage.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

How To Make Your Own Painted Sign this Christmas

8 Dec

Would you like to paint a sign to use for decoration, or maybe as a special gift this year?  The advantage to painting your own sign is the freedom to choose the saying, quote, Scripture, or family name yourself, as well as the font, style, and colors to match your preferences perfectly.

Here are some examples of beautiful signs we found to inspire you:

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Here’s how you can paint your own sign with raised lettering:

  1. Spray stencil adhesive to the back of the stencil and firmly press the stencil to the area you wish to emboss.
  2. With a spatula scoop out some Old Village Goopy paint and carefully apply it to the stencil to fill in all the openings to the edges.
  3. Let it settle for a few minutes then gently remove stencil and let it dry.
  4. Paint any Old Village Buttermilk or Vintage Paint colour you choose on top and allow to dry.
  5. Sand gently to reveal edges of your embossing.
  6. Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.

If you prefer your sign to have a smooth finish, simply omit the Goopy paint and choose one of our many Old Village Paint colors!

To shop colors click HERE!

Warmly, Jenny

 

How To Paint Your Own Wrapping Paper & Gift Tags

23 Dec

For the past several years we’ve painted our own wrapping paper at my house.  I buy the large rolls of brown craft paper and then let my children use stamps, crayons, markers, paint, and stencils to create their own Christmas masterpieces.  It’s fun, and it keeps them busy!

For a little more sophisticated end result think — patterns.

Something simple like these dots or triangles, or you could create a stamp out of a sponge.  Perhaps cut out a bird or Christmas tree.

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Gift tags can be done in a matching pattern, or with a small complementary image. For example, if you used Christmas trees for the wrapping paper, perhaps you could paint or stamp an ornament on the gift tag.

Other beautiful Christmas motifs that you could use include: snow, Christmas lights, Christmas songs or certain words like noel, joy, or peace.

Once you have an idea of what you’d like to create, and gathered your supplies, you’ll need to clear a large flat area. (Quick supply list: wrapping paper, paint, paper plate, sponge, scissors, paint brushes, rinse container, Christmas music!)

Open out your wrapping paper and secure the edges with something heavy, like a stone or book.  Then, pour the paint onto a paper plate and begin applying your pattern with your sponge, brushes or fingers!  One really cute idea I’ve seen is to draw a black line representing a string of lights, and then add “lights” with fingerprints.

Enjoy this craft for some lovely alone time or with friends or family. Merry Christmas!

To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

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JOY! Stencil with Goopy Paint

2 Sep

Stenciling was a popular interior decorating technique in early American homes. It stretched limited resources (paint), and added beauty to bare walls. Our new product Goopy Paint makes stenciling super, super-duper easy! You won’t believe how nicely the paint stays put.

There are lots of places you can find stencil patterns. Look at this lovely one we found at Wall to Wall Stencils. It’s a historic sampler,

12.25″ Tall x 16.25″. Wouldn’t this be beautiful in a little kitchen nook, or on a board above your hearth?
Historic Sampler

Historic Sampler

Here’s a simpler stencil, if you’re a colonial decorating buff you’ll already know that pineapples were a very popular motif because they symbolized hospitality. pineappleHospitality was highly valued in colonial life, and if a family could afford it, a pineapple would be placed at the center of a table when guests visited, and then eaten for dessert.

Here’s a stenciling project that was done with our Goopy Paint: look at those nice clear lines!crowimage

Goopy paint comes in three colors, British Red, Picture Frame Cream and Wythe Chest Black. Goopy paint is thick, and your stenciling project will result in a slightly raised or “embossed” pattern. We hope you enjoy using Goopy Paint for your next stenciling project. It’s amazing!

Here are some instructions for an embossed finish.

Raised Embossed Finish

  1. Press the stencil to the area you wish to emboss.
  2. With a spatula scoop out some goop and carefully apply it to the stencil to fill in all the openings to the edges.
  3. Let it settle for a few minutes then gently remove stencil and let it dry.
  4. Paint any Old Village Buttermilk or Vintage Paint colour you choose on top and allow to dry.
  5. Sand gently to reveal edges of your embossing.
  6. Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.