Thursday, April 3, 2014

TLC Vintage Collection April Newsletter -- Volume 11

April 2014
Volume 11

Junk Jubilee – April 25-27 – TLC Vintage and its collaborators have decided to go with a theme for the spring show! We are excited and working hard in advance of the event. State Fairgrounds, 4-H Building.

Vintage & Junk Show Schedule – To map out the shows you want to see or just map a day of junking, check out IowaAntiquesNetwork. Here is a link to Mike’s schedule of upcoming events!

Waxing Made Easy! Waxing a piece should be no more difficult than painting it! Really! Most people are making it way to difficult. First, have plenty of lintless cloths at hand – teeshirts that have been washed a million times, shop rags. Do not buy the tee shirt rags at the store – these were never washed and are full of lint. Second, a good wax brush will reduce your effort, time and cost of waxing. Three, think of the soft clear wax as you would moisturizer or cold cream on your face. You do not handle it roughly. Gently – with just a little more force than painting – brush it into your paint in long strokes. Cover about a 15 inch square area. Be generous with your wax. Put down your brush and gently but firmly wipe of the excess wax. Turn the cloth to a new clean side periodically so you are not just pushing the wax you have picked up into a new area. Do NOT buff the wax. You are just removing the excess. It is perfect when you can no longer see your finger print in it and it does not feel wet or greasy. More wax tips next month!

Stencil Cremes and Brushes – Chalk Paint® works great on stenciling. But we have something new you will also love. Many colors of Stencil Cremes by Royal Design Studio. Try them – metallic, peacock blue, brilliant reds and more! Plus we have small to large stencil brushes to make the job easier.

Stencils –We try to keep our stencil selection fresh for your picking! Check out the new French themed ones we carry from Artisan Enhancements! Only available through Annie Sloan Stockists!

Iowa Antiques Network – Webster City
Chalk Paint – Oxford England by Annie Sloan
Not on Facebook? Here are some stops in Des Moines to make as they do not do FB:
Euclid Flea Market, Repeat Boutique on Ingersoll, Vintage Cellar in Pleasant Hill, Collectomania. These are placed I go to find some great things!

Chalk Paint® 101 Plus!
Six starter paint techniques plus clear and dark wax methods! $85 in advance.
April 7: 6 pm to 9 pm  (2 spots available)   May 3: 9 am to noon
June  9:  6 pm to 9 pm  July 12: 9 am to noon

Chalk Paint® Jump Start!
All new mini starter class. Just an hour and a half! $50 in advance. All held 6-7:30 pm except where noted otherwise.
April 14 (2 spots available             May 10: 10-11:30 am    June 16       July 14

Chalk Paint® 201 All New!
More amazing paint techniques of Annie Sloan!  Crackle, frottage, wet wax distress and more! In advance $85. All 9 am to noon Saturdays, except where noted otherwise.
May 24      June 28         July 22: 6- 9 pm

Chalk Paint® Your Kitchen Cabinets & Built-Ins! How to renew your dated cabinets at a fraction of the cost without replacing them! $135 in advance. All noon to 4 pm unless otherwise noted.
 April 19 (two spots available)        May 5: 6 to 10 pm
June 14             July 26

Wood Icing®
Learn how to “ice” wood, just like you would ice a cake. Create your own textured and built up decorations instead of purchasing plastic or wood appliques! All classes 9 am to 4 pm with break for lunch. $150 in advance.
 May 18     July 19

Studio Time -- by request!
This can be a tutoring session, a time/place for you to bring in and leave a piece of furniture to work on with helpful oversight, or a girls' afternoon or evening out. $25 per hour for individual, and adjusted for groups. Requirement that you purchase and use our materials and supplies for your project. Call to reserve and check availability.

Class Size & Cancellation Policy: We maintain the right to refund your money or arrange with you for a different date if we do not have the 3-4 people necessary  to make a class viable. If you are ill or weather prevents travel, you may reschedule to another date within six months of the date you originally scheduled. If your plans change we need a two week notice before the class date if you want to be rescheduled. Under two weeks there is no refund and if your spot is filled we will allow you to reschedule, otherwise your fee is forfeited.

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