DIY: From Ugly Joint Compound Texture To Lustrous Venetian Plaster – Part 1 Prep

This post is sponsored by Modern Masters who provided me with Venetian Plaster products and tools. The opinions I have shared about the products are my own​. Are you a faux finisher, reluctant to tackle old textured walls for a client? Or, an adventurous DIYer who would love to go from Old World décor to a more contemporary style, using Venetian Plaster? Perfect! This project is for you! Modern Masters Venetian Plaster Ultra Deep Tint Base and Ve

Shop For Jewelry Treasures, Link To DIY Painting Tutorials!

Sometimes a girl's just gotta have fun! Or even a girl's guy. Click on the image above to see new items in the FINISHING TOUCHES SHOP at My Patch Of Blue Sky. Discover weekly jewelry treasures from my world travel collections, in all budget ranges. AND, while shopping, click on the images to link to my DIY tutorials and learn how to create the project or finish featured in the background photo!...

So Excited To Be Teaching Again At ArtFusion In Colorado This Fall!

Do you attend the ArtFusion Event in Santa Fe last November? If you did, I can bet you are so ready to do it again, in an all-new event in Colorado this year. October 26 thru 29 will be magical days of creating, painting, learning, laughter, and spending quality time with folks like you. If you wanted to attend, but could not, here is your chance, not to be missed! I will be teaching 2 workshops again this year: Passionate Pattern & Patina...

Use All Three Modern Masters Metal Effects Kits To Create Drippy Abstract Canvas Art

Effortless artsy, rusty, crusty effects are all the rage right now, thanks to Modern Masters and their fabulous Metal Effects line. They’ve also recently introduced Metal Effects Kits in Rust, Green and Blue Patinas, available online at TheHomeDepot.com. If you love crusty stuff, like old cars, metal accessories, and even artwork, we are kindred spirits. For years I have been scavenging in the local junkyard for years to grab gorgeous scraps of real co...