Well, then last weekend I had a sick grandbaby that had to go to the hospital with RSV and she’s only 3 months old so I was helping them out during the presidents day weekend. They kept her at the hospital overnight to monitor her breathing and she’s now home and she is getting better and everything is ok.
So what does all this have to do with crafting? I will tell you. After everything was ok and I was cleaning up germs and disinfecting things after tending sick people, I found myself stressed out after the fact. Stressed out and restless. Even though everything is ok, I was still worried.
I saw the ornaments while cleaning and decided that I just needed to paint something for stress relief. I needed to paint some cheap plastic things and make them look like timeworn metal treasure. Something creative was just what I needed to calm down and do what I do.
The decoart media paints are my favorites for creating treasures because they have so much pigment. The antiquing creams are my most favorite! They are so easy to work with. You just paint them on, let them dry, and wipe off what you don’t want with water. If you goof up, you can wash it off and start over. There is no pressure. If you add a layer and get it just right, you can seal it so it won’t wash off any more, then add more layers.
So I will now share some photos of my stress relief treasures.
There were some gold plastic dumb ornaments, that turned into old world scroll work with the patina antiquing cream.
The stars were a little damaged, and were gold plastic, and now look link vintage time-worn ornaments from yesteryear.
So I hope you will get to try out all the colors of antiquing creams. I use them to de-stress as I turn cheap plastic stuff into time-worn treasures. It is fun, and will lower your blood pressure because you can't goof up when you are testing it out on random plastic stuff that doesn't matter.
Love the decoart products, especially the media line!
I ran out of the carbon black antiquing cream so I need to get some more.
I just buy it on amazon.com. Search for Decoart Antinquing Cream.
I have all the colors and I love them!
You can see all the antiquing cream colors on the Decoart website