Our iCoat concrete countertop/flooring seminar is done. Sad, I know.
We came away with nine sample boards. Three samples each of countertops, concrete flooring, and metallic illusions epoxy flooring. My head is full of ideas for new samples so prepare yourself for more to come!
As I mentioned in my last post, my first project will be my bathroom’s countertops that currently has green swirl laminate.
It should be a great before and after project!
Take a look at my haul:
It has been two fun days of learning and playing with the my newly found product line called iCoat. Bear with me as I tend to get very excited about new product lines and let my geeky art side shine strong.
I wrote a short post after signing up for the seminar which you can find right here. This product line has a countertop and flooring/wall portion with unlimited options of texture and color combinations.
I’ve been in class for two days now and made nine sample boards – yay!
The first day we covered how to create countertops – truly one of the most fun products that I have ever used. It definitely has the wow factor when applying the colorants and even more so when the epoxy coating goes on and all the colors pop once again.
After seeing the comments on my previous post Vibrant Geometric Patterns, it was clear that we needed to discuss my love of drawing inspiration from pillows – hah!
Creating new and unique wall finishes is all in the art of finding inspiration and even more so in recognizing it. Lots of it is out there folks, you just have to open you eyes to it and find a way to keep track of your ideas. Once the inspiration starts flowing you will have a collection larger than you might expect with the option to pick and choose from the best of the best.
We had a great time in our art class today with all of our students! Each student chose from our selection of 4” x 4” snippets of our Alice in Wonderland mural. Using either the projector or the grid system, the images were enlarged onto their 12” x 12” canvases and the painting began. Each piece turned out beautifully and they are even more stunning when shown as a group.
Etsy.com has been a great source for unique decorations and gifts that I have used for a couple years now. At the beginning of my love-craze for Etsy, I had a shop of my own. I used the daily projects, photos, and product postings as an artistic outlet that I was so desperately missing. I spent my days of endless sanding at my previous painting and cabinet finishing job dreaming up new and fantastic designs for my crafting projects that I would work on that evening and later post on Etsy.