Announcing One-To-One Creative Skills Workshops For Retailers And Individuals!

Blue Sky Creative one-to-one workshops for retailers and individuals | Learn to use many DIY products for furniture finishes and artwork. Or learn to use WordPress, social media and email marketing tools.

Are you dying to learn new skills? Is it difficult to find workshops that fit into your crazy schedule and budget? Would you love to have personal training, tailored to exactly what YOU need?

Perfect! My One-To-One Workshops may be the solution for you. We can create your  personalized learning experience in my own quiet home studio and office.

Blue Sky One-To-One Workshops. Learn social media, creating a website and more plus furniture finishes.

Check out the topics below. Choose all business, specific furniture finishes, or a mix!

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Paint A Copper Metallic Star Lamp + A $150 Fusion Products Giveaway!

Paint a metal star with Fusion Copper metallic paint.

This is the story of a cool painted star lamp, using the Fusion Copper Tinting Kit, AND a $150 Fusion Products Giveaway! Visit all 13 of the Blog Hop bloggers listed below, get inspired by their cool Fusion Mineral Paint projects, and enter to win along the way!

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Fusion Stencils, Metallics And Texture Make A Simple Plant Stand Gorgeous

{This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint. They graciously allow me to create projects with their amazing products. The content and ideas are my own.}

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

I am still working on projects in our happy, bright, living room. Years ago I rescued this substantial plant stand with visions of stenciling it like glam fabric to coordinate with our old and crusty column collection. You can see that it got a quick distressed finish and nothing else. So much potential was waiting to happen, right?

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Use Fusion Products To Create Texture And Bling On Furniture

{This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint. They graciously allow me to create projects with their amazing products. The content and ideas are my own.}

Here’s How I Used Fusion Products To Create Texture And Bling On My Bland Brown Table

Table painted with Fusion Mineral PaintI just know you have a bland, boring, brown something in the attic you are dying to make gorgeous. Right? I did too. I discovered this lovely table that was perfect. Well, almost perfect. It. Was. Ugly. Leather top and all.

Although I have played quite a lot with Fusion Mineral Paint and products, this was my first complete project where I got to brainstorm a new look for this piece, and use several fun paint colors and stencils.

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How To Paint A Beginner Kitty Portrait With Fusion Mineral Paint

Kitty portrait using Fusion Mineral Paint

My Pinterest “likes” include dozens of painted animal portraits. How about you? I have been dying to try my hand too, and starting a new business last year kept me from feeling like I had time to make it happen.

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Create Art On Canvas Using Several Fusion Products!

Canvas art using Fusion products

Recently I announced how pleased I am to be working on some projects for Homestead House’s Fusion Mineral Paint line. First some training materials, then presentations in Orlando. Heading to Toronto this weekend. Furniture finish demonstrations, basic social media and merchandising for merchants. It has been great fun getting to know a new DIY paint line and the retailers too.

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I Am Thrilled To Be A Consultant With Homestead House Paint Co. In Canada!

Fusion Mineral Paint

I am one happy artist. Recently the president of Homestead House, Jennylyn Pringle, contacted me after discovering my website and Facebook page. My faux finishing background coupled with lots of experience using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, Wood Icing®, Artisan Enhancements and Modern Masters products made me a great resource to assist Jennylyn and her team with projects for Fusion Mineral Paint which debuted last year.

Many of you know Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, which is manufactured by Homestead House, but you may not be familiar with Fusion Mineral Paint, which is 100% acrylic.

My painting friends who know my passion for Chalk Paint® will be wondering what the difference is. Fusion is quite different. Its gorgeous sheen is satin and it needs no top coat, although you can opt to achieve a beautiful luster by adding a Beeswax Finish.

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