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January 16, 2015

Hello everyone!

January 16, 2015

It's Cheryl here from Your Decorative Painting Resource.


The Antique Milk Can project is moving forward. The preparation work began a few days before the Holiday Season. I got sick, it got busy and I just never made time to be in the studio.

But I could hear the milk cans calling... so this week I actually got some work done. I've added a new page on the site so you can view the progress I have made.

Antique Milk Can

Remember it's a work in progress. You can see it here.


Julie from the Netherlands writes: What is the best way to store my paints? I don't paint very often and some of my acrylic paint bottles have gotten really thick and some have dried up so much I had to throw them away.

I wrote: Hello Julie, the best way to store your paints and any other acrylic medium is upside down, away from any heat source, including direct sunlight.

The reason for storing them upside down is that this creates a seal. With the paint up in the cap, there's no exposure to air so the paint can't dry out. Storing your paints in a cool environment will keep them fresh longer. Heat "sets" acrylics, so keeping them cool is best.

You can sometimes re-constitute acrylic paints with an acrylic polymer. Contact the manufacturer of your favorite brand for more information. I use Golden's GAC 100 Universal Acrylic Polymer. Whatever you do, don't add water to your paint bottles. The water will cause mildew.


For those of you who are just starting out and for those of you needing a refresher course, I just want to give you a heads up that work has begun on the creation of Beginner Classes. This is going to be the most comprehensive, solid foundation and skills building program in the decorative painting field. I will leave no stone unturned.

I've already created most of the course material. Now I have to package it up and create video and edit. Whew! It may take a while but it's coming. I'll be sure to keep you posted.

Some of you may not know that I have lots of fun and interesting projects available on my website. Even if you did know… take a look. You may discover something new that you would love to paint.

Talk soon,

Cheryl Poulin


Your Decorative Painting Resource

Earmark Purrductions Creative Studios

PS Here are those links again... just in case you missed them.

Fun Projects just for you

Milk can work in progress

PPS Whenever you are on our site, don't forget to SHARE and LIKE with your friends using Facebook and Pinterest. You can also leave me feedback on each page. I love to receive feedback, so feel free to make a comment or two.


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