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.
Fusion took over 10 years to develop, test and refine, providing furniture painters a best-in-class paint that features an environmentally conscious formulation, low VOCs, superior durability, easy one-step application and durability.
Once Fusion has cured, it yields a highly durable and a washable finish.
Here is the pretty palette, with lots of blues, greens and greys which are my faves. And yes, Coal Black and Chocolate!
There are some products in the line that are similar to Miss Mustard Seed, like the Beeswax Finish and the Wax Resist Block.
One of my favorite products is the Tinting Kit: water based, highly pigmented iridescent colors used for tinting other Fusion Products. The colors can be mixed with Fusion Sand Stone and Smooth Embossing Paste to produce beautiful textured finishes. The Tinting Kit may also be used straight from the bottle for stenciling, murals, and floor cloths. The tints come in Metallic Copper, Metallic Bronze, Metallic Pale Gold, Iridescent Pearl and Metallic Silver.
So what exactly am I doing? Right now I am working with the team a few days a month to design and produce training materials for retailers. Jennylyn shipped me the mother lode of goodies and I am in heaven.
What a blast! New products and colors to play with in the studio. I design, write and photograph the training guides. When time permits I am anxious to work on some blog posts too, to share more about the products.
Soon I will join Jennylyn for my first Fusion Summit for retailers in Orlando. The retailers (who I am excited to meet) will be working on business development and I will be doing technique training with them! Then on to Toronto in March for another Summit.
Curious about Fusion Mineral Paints? Find local retailers here.
I love that my world of paint products and possibilities continues to expand. Yes, I still work with all of my existing clients, and Fusion has added new spice to my creative potential.