Entries by Kayleen

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Using Hemp Oil

Using Help Oil. This week, I recorded a Facebook Livecast on PLAYfessionalEDU, where I demonstrated using hemp oil and liquid umber wax in combination -video below. I also used gold gilding wax to create subtle accents on a set of bedside drawers. Following the video and into the next day I was getting a lot of […]

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The Pros and Cons of liquid wax & Video Tutorial

The Pros and cons of liquid wax One of my most favourite things to use on furniture is tinted liquid wax. The wax I use is L’essentiel Botanics Liquid Wax and is a recent discovery for me. I thought you would like me to share the pros and cons of liquid wax and the appropriate uses of this […]

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VIDEO: Choosing Matte, Satin or Glossy paints and finishes

Facebook Live: Choosing Matte, Satin or Glossy paints and finishes In one of this week’s Facebook live video explained different paint sheen levels and how they affect the surfaces of furniture. The paint and finish references weren’t brand specific so great information that applies to any brands in general.  I addressed what sealer to use on […]

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Nativity Gingerbread House – Chocolate Baby Jesus!

I present to you the more appropriate Christmas table decoration… A Nativity Gingerbread House! I wasn’t keen on a yet another gingerbread house. I like original, creative ideas so I asked Joy (my pastry chef sister) if she would make me a nativity gingerbread house. For me and my house, Christmas is about Jesus not […]

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PLAYfessional Facebook – The Journey is about to begin!

PLAYfessional Facebook – New creations galore! The banner has changed, the email, the content and even a bot! A bot you ask? Yes a notification robot to send broadcasts before a #LIVE video on Facebook. And that is just the beginning. This blog on all that’s happening on my website & social media & how […]

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My Top Specialty Paint Finishes #1

Specialty Paint Finishes #1: L’essentiel European Style Shimmer High Gloss Top Coat I promised my Facebook followers on PlafessionalEDU to post on a product I love and use including specialty paint finishes. This is the first as promised… By now you may have realised I love shine and bling. While I don’t like furniture to be […]

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We Worship God by Kayleen West and Nancy Streza

We Worship God – Limited AU copies… In Australia NOW! Exploring the character of God through alphabetical devotion I thoroughly enjoyed and fondly illustrated We Worship God. Each illustration is painted in watercolour. A very limited number of books have arrived in Australia. I have the only copies! Order your copies by here! We Worship God – Poetic […]

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A furniture painter’s worst fear. Please no not again!

What is a furniture painter’s worst fear? Have you ever invested your heart and soul into a creative piece, built something or written something beautiful and then as soon as it is complete and perfect –something terrible happens to your perfect creation? This has to be a furniture painter’s worst fear surely? It is no […]

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Best markers to use to avoid bleed through

What are the best markers to use to avoid bleed? Decisions, decisions…what an array to chose from! I will share with you what are the best markers to use with most colouring books and what NOT to use. This view is based only on what I have purchased. I am sure there are more options and […]

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Stained and Painted Design Table Top & Video Interview

Stained & Painted Design Table Top. I recently delivered another piece of furniture to my client, June. I wanted to share her stained and painted design table top and chairs with everyone. She kindly agreed to a Facebook Live video in her home – Yay! The video below is the recorded live. It features the bespoke […]

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