Are you in the market for some new art supplies? Perhaps you’re looking to stock up on crafting basics, or seeking some new ideas for upcycling old materials. If so, you’re in luck – we’ve got just the guide for you! In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of our favourite art supplies for making beautiful creations. From Posh Chalk Metallic Pastes and brushes to Deluxe Decoupage and Posh Chalk Stencils, we’ve got all the bases covered. So read on to learn more, and be sure to get creative with these supplies once you have them in hand!
Posh Chalk offers a wide range of products ranging from furniture flipping supplies to highly pigmented pots of gold!
This blog will help you understand which products are best for you whilst guiding you on how to use the products to their full potential. If you are more of a visual learner, you may find the ‘How to’ section of our website beneficial.
Posh Chalk Deluxe Decoupage
Decoupage is the process of decorating an object with rice paper. For example, you can use it to make the walls and furniture in your room more interesting!
Our Posh Chalk limited edition Deluxe Decoupage became an instant hit when launched last year. With over 30+ designs available in two different sizes, the A1 and A3 sized papers are perfect for upcycling furniture big or small!
Our Deluxe Decoupage is imbued with fibres that make it durable, stretchable and flexible – just like the WoodUbend mouldings. We strongly advise you to place the decoupage paper onto a light background. This will allow the colours in the slightly transparent paper to stand out.
The Posh Chalk Infusor and Posh Chalk Smooth and Blend brush are handy products to have when applying your decoupage paper. Spread a generous layer of Posh Chalk Infusor onto the surface before applying the decoupage paper. For best results, always start by brushing the decoupage from the middle until all the creases have disappeared.
Posh Chalk Metallic Pastes
Posh Chalk Metallic Pastes are available to purchase in two different textures which are both suitable for outdoors. The smooth metallic paste is a thick, creamy consistency whereas the textured metallic paste boasts real Swarovski crystals!
Posh Chalk Pastes can be applied to a surface of your choosing using a squeegee, a palette knife or a paintbrush. All the Posh Chalk Pastes are water-based, so to achieve a thinner consistency simply spritz the surface with water and brush on the paste to create a wash.
If you are using the Posh Chalk Paste for a stencil design, you can ‘pop’ them whilst they’re still wet. Reveal the stencil pattern and heat up the paste in circular motions. The heat makes the pastes puff up to form an eggshell-like consistency, brilliant for adding more depth into your craft and furniture flipping projects.
Posh Chalk Patinas
The two different types of Posh Chalk Patinas have very similar uses but they do have their differences. The Posh Chalk Patinas are a stiffer oil-based gilding wax in more traditional colours; the Posh Chalk Aqua Patinas are water-based, a little more viscous and come in a range of bohemian colours.
As well as both being very highly pigmented, the oil-based Posh Chalk Patinas and water-based Aqua Patinas are used in much the same way. Apply using a small brush or your fingers, wipe back excess with a baby wipe and leave to cure for around 3-4 days. Just like all of our Posh Chalk range, they are suitable for outdoor use.
Why not try our Posh Chalk Patina Extending wax (which does exactly what it says on the tin!)?
Posh Chalk Pigments
A fan favourite in the Posh Chalk world! Our Posh Chalk pigments give your projects the drama that they deserve. The pigments are available in many show-stopping colours including plenty of gold, coppery tones.
To mix your Posh Chalk pigments we recommend using the Posh Chalk pigment infusor for best results. Start by placing the desired amount of pigments in a small container (remember, a little goes a long way!) and slowly add the Posh Chalk Pigment infusor. It is best to start with the measurement on your pigments as this way you can control your own consistency.
We have a great guide on using the Posh Chalk Pigments.
Posh Chalk Stencils
With over 50 Posh Chalk Stencil designs to choose from your walls, floors and furniture projects will be looking more fabulous by the minute!
We have a range of large stencils perfect for large stencil art and wall stencil projects. Many of the stencils are designed as repeating patterns so can be incorporated into large interior design projects.
To take a look at our full range of Posh Chalk stencils, click here.
Posh Chalk Brushes
Here at WoodUbend, we have a brush for every occasion! Whether you are applying a decoupage paper or blending some fabulous colours you will need the Posh Chalk Smooth and blend brush at the ready. The smooth and blend brush is available in two different sizes to meet all of your upcycling needs.
The Posh Chalk Premium Stencil brush is great for applying paste using the stippling technique and…you guessed it…stencilling!
A personal favourite of ours is the Posh Chalk Mouldings brush. Often mistaken for a trolls head, the striking purple bristles are perfect for getting into all the intricate details of the heat bendable wooden mouldings.
Need to apply wax to your furniture flip? Look no further than the Posh Chalk Wax Extender brush. This high-quality brush has been specifically designed to allow the user to effortlessly shade and blend with the Posh Chalk Patinas.
Posh Chalk Extras
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The Posh Chalk smooth metallic pastes can be transformed into a bespoke texturised paste with the Posh Chalk Diamond Dust. The jar is full of sparkling Swarovski crystals that are used to primarily add texture to your upcycling projects.
The Posh Chalk pigment infusor is a must-have for everyone in the crafting industry. The topcoat sealer was designed as the perfect mix for our Posh Chalk pigments. The infusor can also be used to apply and seal your decoupage paper.
Posh Chalk extra flexible paste has a velvety, smooth paste that helps create texture on your interior design projects. The paste is a blank canvas so you can mix it with any colour paint and create your own colours.