Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Antiqued Angels with VerDay Paints & StencilGirl



I really enjoy the look of old things. I collect antiques and love it when my new paintings can get an old feeling to them ~ worn, loved, with a story. That is one of the reasons I was excited to use the VerDay paint & patina kit.

I can not tell you how much I LOVED working with these Verday paints! There are so many possibilities.  I started off by making myself a little "cheat sheet" to see how the different layering of paints and patina gave different effects.  I suggest you do the same.



Once I decided on my palette, I began by brushing on bronze and brass paints on to my canvas.




I quickly decided to add some texture into my paint by rubbing some of it off with Carolyn Dube's crossword stencil from StencilGirl Products.


After that dried, I added some copper paint with Maria McGuire's Stitch A Greek Medallion stencil from StencilGirl Products.



I immediately sprayed the wet copper paint with the patina to activate the metal paint.



Once it dried, I got this beautiful background. LOVE.


I turned the canvas horizontal and sketched out some old world angel figures.



I finished up the canvas by adding in acrylic paints with a palette knife to give the canvas more texture and bring the angels to life with a little brush work.

Here are some close ups:





I hope you enjoyed and find some new things to make old with this great set! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @kirstenkreed or follow me on Facebook at Kirsten Reed Designs. I love hearing from you!


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74 comments:


  1. What a great idea to make a Cheat Sheet for the colors. The paintings you have done are amazing, thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. What an interesting product! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  3. Oh!! love your angels... I've got to try this paint.

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  4. Oh, what fun! I'd love to try these VerDay paints.

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  5. Kirsten, you have outdone yourself -- what beautiful art! I love your whole idea, your color blends and the way you did the angels' faces!

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  6. Ohhhh - ahhhh - dear me... I am a canvas mixed media painter and how I would love to play with these. Wow Kirsten - you have done a FABULOUS work with them.... I'm awed. You hit the ball over the fence with these.... WOW.... WONDERFUL. j.

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  7. Beautiful piece, love the diversity you were able to get with the stencils and product

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  8. Oh this came out wonderfully!
    Great colors and the angels
    are neat.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Just beautiful! I love what you created with the VerDay paints & patina. I adore that copper patina!
    deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  10. Looks very interesting. I would like to try it...bea

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad to see the VerDay used on a canvas, I haven't had a chance to do that yet but now you've got me really excited!

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  12. Gorgeous painting! Love seeing your process on this one... it came out great, and the rust really seems to work well here!

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  13. This creation of yours is quite fabulous! Thanks for sharing your take on how to use the new VerDay paints and patina from Ten Seconds Studio!

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  14. Your angels came out awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on those paints.

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  15. All I got is 'WOW'! Okay, maybe just a few more words! These blog hops are such a great idea, not sure how I would have discovered you - love your style!!

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  16. the angels are wonderful. that stuff looks like great fun to play with

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  17. I would definitely love to try these paints! What fun!
    And the angels are really inspiring too - thanks for a great post.

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  18. I would really enjoy playing with these paints!

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  19. Gorgeous projects! I LOVE VerDay paints! Can't wait to try them with stencils!

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  20. Gorgeous projects! I LOVE VerDay paints! Can't wait to try them with stencils!

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  21. Amazing. I love the effects the patina adds to the overall project. Amazing!

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  22. Amazing. I love the effects the patina adds to the overall project. Amazing!

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  23. Amazing. I love the effects the patina adds to the overall project. Amazing!

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  24. Very nice and delicate! jill (at) jillholmes (dot me)

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  25. Wow - such an amazing piece of art.

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  26. Wonderful how it's worked on canvas!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Love the look of these new products on mixed media canvas art...can't wait to try it. The depth of detail is amazing with those colors. I would love to win these new products. Thank you for your "how to".

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  28. This was fascinating! I love the rubbing off through a stencil. The stencils you used are beautiful. And the angels were such a nice addition. Brilliant really.

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  29. Love seeing this on canvas. Those angels.. wow. Great stuff!

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  30. Wonderful step by step photos. Can't wait to try these out. Will do a sample sheet as you suggested. Great idea.

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  31. Wow! Great canvas. Your style is wonderful, I love how you used the VerDay. Definately has that old well loved feel.

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  32. Is great to see the differnt ways you create textures in your work; especially how they come through on the angels! You truly know how to make a brand new old work of art!
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  33. Now that is a great idea- to make a chart like that! Love your canvas and how you've got the patina and the patterns in the angels!

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  34. Every one of these posts is blowing me away! Can't wait to get some!

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  35. I love this painting. What a great idea to make a color chart first so it takes some of the guessing out of what you will end up with. Definitely going to use that idea.

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  36. will definitely use the color chart cheat sheet tip! Love the possibilities of this paint.

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  37. I can hardly wait to get my hands on these paints! They seem wonderful!

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  38. Great project Kirsten. I like the idea of making a cheat sheet of all the colors. Your project turned out fabulous. Verday here I come!!
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  39. Love how the background came out (as well as the whole project). Your suggestion of a cheat sheet is a terrific idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Great idea making the test strips with the paints! Great effects!!

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  41. Really lovely. I'd love to win a set to give this a try.

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  42. Kirsten I just love your Angel canvas. Gorgeous !! I enjoyed seeing the different blogs to see what you all could do with the lovely Verday Paint... Gosh would love to win...
    Hugs from Monica... Spain
    ( mamablitger@hotmail.com )

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  43. My goodness but that is an amazing product and an amazing tutorial. Mindboggling!!!

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  44. great project-love seeing the variety of uses~

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  45. Beautiful paints, lovely project. Would love to win a set of these paints.

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  46. Love the angels! The patina on their dresses is beautiful.

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  47. Love the angels! The patina on their dresses is beautiful.

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  48. I like your idea about the cheat sheet....and your angels are lovely!!

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  49. Beautiful results. Looks like a new tech I need to try.

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  50. Positively iconic. Looks easy peasy (except for the art)...many thanks.

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  51. Positively angelic! I like how you made a reference card for the paints.

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  52. I love your angels and three is my favorite number. very exciting this VerDay thing

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  53. Beautiful Angels, Kirsten...I love the color palette you chose.

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  54. So very stunning! Love that these resemble Renaissance art the way you've antiquated and aged the colors!! Love it!

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  55. These angels are GORGEOUS. I would love to see them in person with all the layering and texture, and the rust patina is a beautiful element in an overall stunning piece. Love it.

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  56. What great projects - love the results you got and thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  57. awesome tutorial and beautiful art.

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  58. I love your *impression of an angel*, she's very regal, stately, even serene. The pints and stencils just make her sing :)

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  59. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Fantastic results! Love each step just the way it was but then put it with your signature style and WOW!!!!! Pretty amazing!

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  60. These angels are just too wonderful for words. I really love them. Also loved your background all by itself. So inspiring!

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  61. just love the angels you created with these amazing products. i have never seen or used them but sure would love to give them a try, they look like so much fun and bring outstanding results. wishing and hoping

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  62. This is a really good idea, I like how the paints worked with your angels!

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  63. i love keeping a reference sheet of the metallic colors - gorgeous work! ~Denise

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  64. I'm in love - I think I might *need* these paints...

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