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Wood Icing


Here is a beautiful Wood Icing Crackle finish by:

Artist, Kay Perret
Dancing Brush Painting
Puyallup, Wa 98371

I’ll be teaching a Wood Icing class at the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Finishes on May 7th and 8th.  Class costs $199.00 you can call Jean @ 612.374.0221 to register!

Hope to see you there!


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Next Thursday, April 2nd, Peg, Terri and I with Patina Designs are going to be conducting a seminar called “Paint It Green” for the MAFCS annual conference.  Here is the invitation for you!!!  I’ll hope to see you there. xo LULU


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Many of you know this already …

bronze_patina(photo from http://www.oldworldfaux.com/images/gallery/1/bronze_patina.jpg)

I’m excited to announce that I have joined forces with a two other women in businesses like mine.  Peg of Interiors of Stillwater, Terri of Addy’s Room and my company LULU Painting are coming together to expand our services and markets.  We can tackle larger jobs, get the work done more quickly and we are giving finishing demonstrations to local groups and organizations.  We are calling ourselves Patina Designs.

We will each hold onto our existing businesses, business names, phone numbers, web sites, etc.

On Monday, Patina Designs will be featured on Twin Cities Live, channel 5 @ 3:00.  We are promoting an upcoming conference we are demonstrating at for MAFCS (Minnesota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) ((a bunch of homec-ers, around 100 sassy women)) on April 2nd.  I will not be the one in front of the camera (phew), we chose Terri to do that, but Peg and I will be there to cheer her on!

th_6_copper_patina(Copper Patina finish from http://www.paintinganddecoratingconcourse.com/th_6_copper_patina.jpg)

Be on the watch for our upcoming website: patinadesigns.com and keep tabs on our crew here on my blog!  We have a lot of exciting things going on this year that I just can’t wait to share with all of you!

So much Painty love,


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The girls and I had our second class in a three part series for Sherwin Williams yesterday!  There was a great turn out and all the folks were very involved and asked insightful questions which made things even more exhilarating.

We taught folks all about Armor Faux ( a paint product that can be used as straight paint or as a plaster).  We gave the class some fun ideas of how to play with the product and add some dimension into there homes.  We demonstrated a knock down aged finish, a two level textured stencil finish fit with Spring colors, and a goofy kids room spiral girly gem stone mater piece.  I know what your thinking.. but NO, I didn’t teach the girly one…I did the stencil with fresh greens for Spring.

We all used colors from the 09 color collection and glazed over our works with Illusions glaze, available;e at Sherwin Williams.   Here are some photos of our finishes and the class.  Thank you Sherwin Williams for having us!  Thank you to everyone who came, this includes you Kyle!!! and an even bigger thank you to my talented partners Peg and Terri for always keeping fun, and inspiring!


Metallic knock down finish


some more knock downs


Terri’s swirly girly room creation!


my spring fever grassy green stencil


Peg, Terri and I aka. Patina Designs!

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