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Here are the items I use ALL THE TIME and you may hear me refer to them on my blog or on my Facebook LIVES or in my other Social Media Platform. You can click on the picture or the highlighted description for the link to take you to Amazon.
The first thing I want to talk about is DIAMOND DUST. It makes everything sparkle! I call it “glitter on steroids”. Use Mod Podge to adhere it onto almost anything. It is real shards of glass, so be careful!
Rub’n Buff and Plaid Liquid Leaf
The next thing I want to list is RUB N BUFF. I use it all the time to highlight details on projects. My favorite is ANTIQUE GOLD, but it is worth having the other colors too. I like to mix silver and antique gold to get what I call CHAMPAGNE. So I do recommend getting both of those. Here is a pack I recommend since it has silver, ebony, and antique gold. The gold leaf is rather thin and runny for me but might work for your projects. I also like Plaid Liquid Leaf paint in Classic Gold. This paint goes on like butter. It usually covers in one coat with no paint brush strokes. Both of these products are oil based and do have a smell. Use in a ventilated space. I clean my brushes with vegetable oil when I used these paints.
Valspar Antiquing Wax
I use Valspar Antiquing Wax quite often to achieve my SHABBY CHIC look to some of my decor. I also mix it with the clear to get a lighter color or to make it go on smoother and further. So those two things are listed below. The price might seem high but it will last FOR YEARS and many projects! It says SATIN, but do not think shine or sheen. It is NOT glossy.
Favorite Spray Paint
The next items are my favorite spray paints. I like these because they are good primers to go over plastic, metal, or glass. I use these as my base coat. I let the paint cure for 24-48 hours and then you can paint over them if they are not already the color you wish for. These pass the fingernail scratch test if you let them “cure” long enough. I’m featuring my favorite colors that I use. But they do come in many colors.
Favorite Enamel Paint
I also like to use the following enamel paints on ceramic and metal. I use these to paint stripes and checks on trays, etc. They are gloss because they need to be if you are using them on glass, ceramic, or metal trays. Here are my favorite colors. I use this copper metallic paint to mix with black paint to make OIL RUBBED BRONZE color paint.
Battery Powered Candles
Gold and Silver Crowns
I love to order the pack of four crowns that come with two silver and two gold. But if you need a little bit bigger crown than the next crowns will be more suitable for you. These are cake toppers and there are many varieties to be found on Amazon.
I buy a lot of silver, silver-plated items, and faux silver items. When it has actual silver in it, it will not be magnetic and some black will rub off when rubbed with a silver polishing cloth. I am not an expert but that is the two methods I use to help me determine silver content. There are many more methods that you can google to determine if silver is present. I will begin using the following silver polish to make my silver shine. I was given this recommendation by “Palm Beach Thrifters” on Instagram. Just thought I would pass on this information and I will let you know if it works for me.
I use this Eyelash Trim when feather boas are just TOO much. (I get my feather boas from Hobby Lobby.) This eyelash trim is very classy and smaller so it is great on smaller glamorous projects.
I also love these transfers you can buy from Amazon. Most transfers are sold by independent agents and you just have to find one that has what you want. Etsy is a great place to browse around. Here are two transfers that I think are great for beginners and are great for all home decor.
I like to use chalk paint on all the furniture we paint. I like it because it is easy to distress and sand down on the edges and high points. Here is one I really like.
I get much of my ready-printed decoupage rice papers from Decoupage Queen. I do not have an affiliate link for them but here is the info to find them. Their website is: DecoupageQueen.com and their name on Etsy is: THDecorATL
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I will keep adding to this list as I find more favorites! Thank you so much for wanting to craft with the same items I do. I use these items all the time!