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FAQs

What does tone mean?
Tone is the relative lightness or darkness of a color.
How can I achieve the smooth satin look of traditional decoupage?
After applying at least 6 coats of Royal Coat Decoupage Finish to your project (allowing 20 minutes drying time between coats), follow these instructions:
  1. Wet #400 sandpaper with water and a drop of dish soap and sand the finish lightly until flat and smooth. Wipe dry.
  2. Polish the project with #0000 steel wool.
  3. For an even glossier finish, dip the steel wool into a liquid paste of linseed oil and pumice. Gently polish the surface until smooth.
How do I get the Gallery Glass® Window Color™ to be smooth?
After you have applied paint to a section, hold the pointed end of the metal combing tool perpendicular to the glass and "comb" or stroke back and forth quickly in straight lines through the paint creating a smooth grain. Do not over comb or paint will run. Clean the tool between colors.
How do you embroider with the couching stitch?
Lay Straight Stitch base.
Come up at A; go down at B. Couch: Come up at C, go down at D. Continue to secure base at even intervals.
How do you paint bows with the One Stroke™ script liner brush?
First, make the two loops of the bow.
Make the tails and add a small dot for the knot.
How long will it take my Waverly Inspirations waxed surface to fully dry after buffing?
Waverly Inspirations waxed and buffed surfaces will be fully dry in 7 days. Until then, keep the surface free from moisture and heavy use to allow enough time for the wax to fully dry.
In what order should I do the embroidery and cutting on my Bucilla project?
Do all of the embroidery before cutting out the individual pieces.
The FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint Brushes seem too small for my extra large project. Is there another option?
Yes! The FolkArt Home Decor Wide Brush is 4in wide and is great for covering large areas quickly. The specialty nylon bristles are designed to create a smooth finish.
What if my project surface has a waxy, highly-polished finish or polish build-up?
Some items may have a waxy finish or perhaps a surface ready to be upcycled may have a shoe polish build-up.
It is best to prepare these surfaces before painting with Leather Studio paints. Sanding the surface lightly with fine grit sandpaper will provide better adhesion for Leather Studio paints. Wipe sanded surface with a damp cloth to remove sanding residue. Another helpful hint when working with highly-polished finishes is to wipe the surface with a cotton swab damped with window cleaner; allow to dry.
What is a glaze?
Glaze is a transparent or translucent layer of color applied as a wash over another color or surface to slightly alter the tone, temperature or value of an area.
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