We are having a lot of fun playing around with Unicorn Spit, the new non-toxic rainbow gel stain and glaze we are carrying at our shop, All Things New Again, in Leesburg, VA. It is so easy to transform the most ordinary objects into wonderful one-of-a-kind works of art with this product.
You can use Unicorn Spit on metal.
This is great for candlesticks, picture frames, mirrors and old metal plates you can repurpose as magnetic message boards.
SPIT TIP: Apply chalk-type paint or Mod Podge first and let it dry. This will allow the Unicorn Spit to stick to the surface better.
You can use Unicorn Spit on ordinary old clay flowerpots.
Now is a great time to do this project! Your pots will be so pretty when you are ready to plant them again in the spring.
You can use Unicorn Spit as a stain on bare wood to reveal the beauty of the wood grain. Instead of brown stain, you can choose a vibrant color or blend many vibrant colors together like Mom of the Year Courtney did on this ordinary oak table from the 1990’s that almost didn’t fit into her car, but she jammed it on top of her child and drove home really slow because the wood grain was so awesome she just had to have it.
She sanded the tabletop down to bare wood and applied many colors of Unicorn Spit with her hands. (It’s non-toxic. You can do that!) It is so therapeutic to just dip your hand into the jar and swirl the colors around until you like how they look all blended together.
Unicorn Spit is a stain, but it is also a glaze. You can apply it over paint to give furniture a rich, dimensional look. Cathy applied purple Unicorn Spit over these bright blue legs from a vintage sewing machine. You can see in this picture the effect of the purple on the front leg verses the other bright blue legs. The Unicorn Spit toned down the blue and created an ombre look. It is a very pretty effect that, unfortunately, is not showing up as nicely in the photos as it does in person.
You can also create beautiful abstract designs on your pieces using a variety of techniques. No art school degree required! Cathy used a technique called the Side-by-Side Aura Blast on the wooden tray she married with those blue and purple legs to create a new stand for her printer. This is one of the techniques we teach in our Introduction to Unicorn Spit class at All Things New Again. The next class is coming up on Sunday, November 8. Click here for details.
Whatever YOU do with Unicorn Spit, it is sure to look awesome!
~ Cathy, Dave and Courtney
Don’t forget! Our Learn How to Paint Furniture class is the first Sunday of every month at All Things New Again in Leesburg, VA. This Sunday coming up is November 1 (already!). The class runs from 1 to 5 pm and costs $99—the best deal around. We teach more than one dozen techniques to give you the skills—and the confidence—to go home and start painting furniture like a pro. Call us at 703-779-2991 to sign up today.
We’re trying something new for our upcoming November paint workshops. We are offering one project—this cute wood pallet snowman—on several dates so you can choose the time that works best for your schedule.
Here’s the link with all the details. The workshop costs $35. No prior painting experience needed, but advanced registration is required. We provide all of the materials, instruction and encouragement you need to go home with a project you love.
Can’t make any of these dates? No worries. Just gather three friends, pick a project and schedule a Private Painting Party. Click here for details.