DIY Ramadan Stenciled Cushions

Accent cushions are a great way to bring a touch of the holy month into your home decor. You can even set them out any time of the year to give your decor a Middle Eastern touch. Use our Middle Eastern collection of stencils to create your own accent cushions for your own home or as gifts this Ramadan season.

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The traditional brass coffee pot (Dallah) and cup play essential roles during Iftar and Suhoor. They are also distinct everyday items that reflect the culture of the region. This image was created with a layered stencil set.

Buy the Traditional Dallah stencil now.

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The Kerosene Lantern brings one back to the roots of the UAE before modernization. These lanterns lit businesses as well as homes before electricity became commonplace.

Buy a Kerosene Lantern stencil set now.

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The Medkhan or clay incense burner is a staple in many Arab homes to burn fragrant bukhoor. These vessels are also a great souvenir. If you’re not too fond of incense, perhaps a stenciled cushion would be a more welcome keepsake.

Buy the Clay Medkhan stencil today.

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Arabic calligraphy is also a wonderful way to decorate an accent cushion. The graphic above reads as “Ahlan wa Sahlan” or welcome. This is a great accent to place in a guest room or by the front door to welcome visitors.

Get the Ahlan wa Sahlan stencil now.

These accent pillows will look just fabulous stenciled in a color that coordinates with your living room or bedroom. Get your stencils today and get crafting!

Order 3 Middle Eastern stencils online and get your delivery charge waived 

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Buy any 3 Middle Eastern stencils at our shop and get 15% OFF.

 

You can also avail of the same PROMO at ARTE

in TIMES SQUARE CENTER this Friday.

 

We can’t wait to get these designs on other projects, too!

Keep on creating!

 

 

RAMADAN LANTERN STAMP KIT

 

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Temperatures outside are rising and it won’t be long before Ramadan is here again. We are getting ready early for the holy month with our Ramadan collection of stamps and sentiments. Get your Ramadan Lantern Stamp Kits so you can send your thoughts to loved ones and friends with handmade greeting cards.

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Above is a close-up detail of the card.

The stamp designs are inspired by the Egyptian fanous. The word is taken from the Greek word meaning “lantern” or “light.” Fanous are traditionally used during Ramadan.

 The stamped lamps have been embossed using silver embossing powder and colored in with inks. Distress Inks and embossing enamel has been used for the background. Stay tuned for our video tutorial for this card kit. 😉

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The Ramadan Stamp Kit includes the stamps above (Kit 1).

All kits include one Foampressions foam stamp and 3 Rubber Stamps.

The “Ramadan Kareem” stamp is also available in English.

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Two other kit variations are also available.

Each kit is Aed 125 with FREE Cash on Delivery within the UAE.

BUY NOW

 

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Ramadan Lantern Stamp Kit 1

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Ramadan Lantern Stamp Kit 2

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Ramadan Lantern Stamp Kit 3

 

Don’t be late to send your Ramadan greetings!

Get your Ramadan Stamp Kits today!

Keep on Creating!

 

SPRING CAMP 2016

This year, Creative Hands is thrilled to bring you our

Spring Camp 2016!

MARCH 27-30, 2016

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Let your kids experience creativity with us as

they craft four extra special projects to cherish for a lifetime.

Duration: 4 days, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Aed 650 ; all materials included

Kids are encouraged to bring a snack

Here’s a preview of what’s in store for young crafters in our Spring Camp :

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T-Shirt Stamping: Stamp a T-shirt that is completely your own! Customize the shirt using our collection of Foampressions stamps and fabric paint. Our shirts are handmade of 100% organic cotton and are a craft you can wear.

 

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Photo Transfer on Wood: Preserve a happy memory using transfer and distressing techniques on wood plank. Please provide a good quality photo on the first day of camp.

 

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3D Kokeshi Dolls: Create your own charming Japanese themed Kokeshi with decoupage on one of our Decormache paper mache figures. Choose from the Little Samurai or Little Kimono Girl.

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Scrap-A-Frame: create this charming scrapbook-style photo frame using Sizzix die-cuts and scrapbook paper. The frame holds a 5×7 inch photo.

 

Slots are limited so register your child today!

Call us at 04 884 9343 or 050 104 7558

for more information.

Keep on Creating!

 

INTRODUCING FOAMPRESSIONS

Our shop is very excited to have a new addition to our line of crafting products: the Foampressions foam stamps!

These stamps are excellent for use on fabric, paper, wood, and canvas. Foampressions stamps work well with acrylic paints, inks, fabric paint, and other color mediums, and are super easy to clean with a soft brush and some mild soap.

We’ve been having a lot of fun with these stamps and we are still coming up with exciting ways to use them. Here are a few things that we have done with the stamps and what you can do with them here at the shop and at ArTE Maker’s Market this Friday:

 

 

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Bring your kids and try out the Foampressions with them on a completely unique T-shirt. Stamp the designs on with vibrant fabric paints and go home with a crafty new addition to your closet!

Our shirts are made of 100% organic cotton and are available in children’s sizes 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-16.

Make N’ Takes will cost AED100 for sizes 9-10 and 11-12, and AED120 for sizes 13-14 and 15-16.

The stamps used for each project will be available for individual sale and in kits. BUY NOW

 

Our Valentine’s themed T-shirt uses the XOXO stamp and an assortment of 7 heart stamps.

 

For horse-lovers our Giddy-Up shirt may be just the thing! This kit includes one horse stamp and one Giddy-Up title stamp. BUY NOW

Our Flutterby shirt uses the title stamp of the same name and three different butterfly sizes. You can choose between two designs of the smallest butterfly.

The stamps can also be used on other projects like the tote bag below:

 

The Tote-ally Stamped tote bag shown above uses a six-piece set of stamps. Their designs really rock it in black, red, and white. BUY NOW

Foampressions are also great for stamping on cushion covers for your living room or bedroom. Above we have used our Indian Elephant and Paisley stamps to created this pretty pillowcase. BUY NOW

These designs and many more are available individually here in the shop. BUY NOW

Get your Foampressions stamps today!

 

Keep on creating!

 

NEW 2016 SCRAPBOOKING KITS

CROPPY CATS 2016

A New Year deserves new scrapbook layouts and we have just the thing: Here are three new layouts for our Croppy Cats line of scrapbooking kits, now more accessible to you with our Cash On Delivery service! Order them to make at home or make them with us at the shop so we can assist you with techniques and materials.

Croppy Cats are our intermediate scrapbooking classes where we scraplift or copy a layout in order to learn the techniques used in each unique layout. Have a look at our original collection here and here.

Scroll down to see our awesome new layouts.
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This kit is a masculine layout with a city theme.

Included in the kit are patterned papers, chipboard arrows and other urban elements that you can incorporate with the brick wall chipboard frame.

In-shop project cost: AED225 inclusive of materials

DURATION: 2-3 HOURS

DIY Kit Price: DHS95

Disclaimer: In the case that some materials may not be available, suitable replacements will be provided.

 

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This croppy cats kit contains a stencil set, matching chipboard embellishments, titles papers and instruction so you can try creating your own background pattern with stencil and inks.

In-shop project cost: AED225 inclusive of materials

DURATION: 2-3 HOURS

DIY  Kit Price: DHS135

Disclaimer: In the case that some materials may not be available, suitable replacements will be provided.

 

 

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Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

This gorgeous Croppy Cats Layout has the look of a mixed media layout without getting too complicated. Dainty chipboard embellishments add to the shabby chic look that the layout was designed with. This kit comes with all the elements you need to create the same look.

*Note: Any elements that are out of stock are replaced with the most suitable materials available.

In-shop project cost: Aed. 250 inclusive of all material

DURATION: 3-4 hours

DIY kit price : Aed 153

 

PROJECT LIFE PRE-VALENTINE PROMO

Project Life is the quick and easy way to scrap photos that scrappers have been getting into since the first collection was released. Available now in the shop are new Project Life papers and sets sure to get you excited!

Until February 14, all Project Life items are 15% OFF!

Call the shop to place your orders at 04 884 9343. First come first served. Stocks are limited so hurry and order your Project Life now!

*Cash on delivery is available at AED20 within the UAE.

Project life 6×6 paper pads

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Project Life Photo Overlays

Project Life Chipboard Stickers

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Project Life 4×4 Cards

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Project Life Specialty Cards

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Project Life Photo Frames, Rub-ons, Day Stickers

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Project Life Core Kits

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Keep on creating!

HAPPY 2016!!!

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We wish all our valued customers a really great year ahead!! Here’s to more crafting and creativity as we take on 2016.

Look forward to more exciting new projects from us this year.

Keep on creating!

STENCIL-A-CUSHION

The fourth Friday of the month is at the end of this week and we are again making ready for another fun ARTE at Times Square Center. We have been having a great time at ARTE since it started its 10th year in September. We are definitely looking forward to  sharing another fun craft with you all. Here’s our latest Make N Take for this Friday:

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DECORMACHE

We at Creative Hands are very proud to present our exclusive line of Decormaché forms. Bring out your creativity onto these paper mache figures and make wonderful home decor items. Dress up our blanks into beautiful gifts and keepsakes with decoupage, painting, or whatever your crafting style.

Decorating our Decormaché forms is also a perfect activity for birthdays or crafty get-togethers. Contact us for more information on craft parties with Decormache.

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The Decormache Dress Forms are available in two styles – the A-line and the Curvy. Both mini dress forms are mounted on solid wooden bases. Use these graceful figures as jewelry holders or simply display them in your home.

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Get a Decormaché Horse ready for UAE’s National Day with red, green, white, and black marbled paper. Of course, you can simply use your favorite paints or decoupage materials with these playful horses.

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Our Decormaché Owl is a charming little bird that also functions as a coin bank. Our finished owl is covered with tissue decoupage, paint, and a dimensional liner. Make one to give as a birthday present.

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The Decormaché Cat can be a handsome feline decoupaged with black and white marbled paper and finished with a top hat, and a smart bow-tie. Make your own version as you please. The possibilities are endless.

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The Decormaché Winged Unicorn is one of our favorite pieces in the collection. Bring out the beauty of its form by combining pearlized or metallic paints and patterned napkins. Don’t forget to draw in little details like the eyes to complete your unicorn.

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The Decormaché Mask is a piece just perfect for any face you want to create. Grab a few to make for all your Halloween costumes. Jazz one up for that masquerade ball you plan to attend this year.

Our finished mask was created with a steam-punk inspired motif. Handmade flowers, paper hat, and lace give the mask a unique look.

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A Decormaché mainstay, the Camel comes in three sizes and is perfect as a memento of the UAE for your guests. Have fun decorating these beautiful camels with any assortment of techniques and materials.

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The finished Decormaché Camels above were done in variety of decorative papers. The large one was done with Gelli Arts gelli plate prints. The middle size was covered with marbled papers and the smallest one was decoupaged with a serviette.

Come for a Dress-up Your Decormaché workshop. These sessions are available for adults and children from age 8. Please book at least a day ahead.

Grab some of our Decormaché forms now and get started on those Christmas gifts for this year. You can also ask us about our custom decorated forms created just for you.

Don’t have time to drop by to pick up a Decormaché piece? Call us about our cash on delivery service at 04 884 9343.

Stocks are limited, so get your Decormaché now!

Keep on Creating!

ARTE, THE MAKER’S MARKET

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KOKESHI N’ Friends

The Kokeshi and Friends paper dolls were a lot of fun for young and old alike. Colorful layered papers and a little glue are all it takes to create these charming dolls. The classic Japanese kokeshi and the little Arabic version are both so cute!

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The marbling was also a great with people of all ages. Everyone who tried it was dotting and swirling wonderful patterns of color.

We had loads of fun last ARTE and it’s just going to go on and on this Friday, October 9th at Times Square! The market will be open from 12pm up to 7pm.

Have a look at what we have been up to for this Friday. We are just itching to do these with you all at ARTE!

WORD ART GELLI PRINTING

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Use the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate to dress up a word! It is so fun and easy. Come down this Friday and take home a colorful word you Gelli plated yourself!

We hope to see you and join in more crafty fun at ARTE this Friday.

Keep on Creating!

EID AL ADHA MUBARAK

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Have a great Eid!

We’d like to invite you all to celebrate Eid with us at ARTE!FLYER-ARTE2

We’re excited and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

We will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 26 and resume regular business hours the next day, Sept. 27.

Keep on creating!

DECOUPAGE WORKSHOP

Decoupage has charmed crafters for years with its endless design possibilities. Whether your style is vintage, modern, or shabby chic, you can tailor your projects to your preference easily. It is just wonderful what scissors, paper, glue, and one’s imagination can create.

After a successful few years’ run, we are rehashing our basic decoupage workshops. We are very proud to present these three new basic projects.

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Cost: AED300; all materials included; Duration: 3-4 hours

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The Tea Box

The Tea Box is a versatile piece that can be used as an organizer for jewelry or crafty bits and bobs. Learn how to use patterned paper to customize this box.

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FiVINTAGE TREASURE BOX

Use Milk Paint and tissue to create vintage look on this 8×12 inch chest. The tissue collage technique allows you to create something new out of different serviettes. The solid wood of the chest easily absorbs Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. This helps create an extremely smooth sanded finish while still preserving the look of the wood grain.

Duration: 3-4 hours

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STENCILED DECOUPAGE TRAY

This project steps the techniques up a bit. It makes use of two-tone distressing with Milk Paint, fussy cutting, and stenciling. That’s quite a few techniques to learn on one solid wooden tray. Make one for your next tea-time get-together at home.

Duration: 3-4 hours

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Cost: AED300; all materials included; Duration: 3-4 hours

METAL INCENSE BURNER

Decoupaging on metal can make any beginner a little nervous. Set aside your doubts – learn to alter the metal and even how to use crackle on it.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Book your decoupage workshop now and get into this timeless craft!

For more information or to book directly call us at 04 884 9343 or 050 104 7558.

Keep on Creating!

MARVELOUS MARBLING

Experience the magic of marbling

due to high demand, We are proud to bring Paper marbling to our after-school creativities!

Join us for 2 hours of crafty fun a week

Cost: AED 800 for 8 weeks 

(Inclusive of all materials.)

Time: afternoons after school or saturday afternoons

Open to kids from ages 8 and above.

Here’s a preview of the projects in the series:

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Swirl and scatter your colors to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind papers that are great for any paper project you can think of. Learn marbling techniques that will keep you excited for days! Make 20 amazing prints on the first two sessions.

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On the third and fourth sessions, use Marbled papers to decorate a camel in patterns that will make it completely unique. These camels are great as gifts, to bring back memories of the UAE, or just as great decorative pieces in the home.

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DIY Marbled Paper Binder

Marbled papers have long been used to cover books with their attractive patterns. On the fifth and sixth sessions, make yourself a binder with these amazing designs and use it as an art journal or just as a regular A5 binder.

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The last two sessions focus on this cool wall art. Create an art piece with colors that just fly off the canvas. This simple mixed media project will make a statement wherever it’s displayed!

Paper marbling has just so much potential and it’s a great technique to add to anyone’s crafty skills. The best part about all this is that this activity isn’t just great for kids; people of all ages can enjoy paper marbling!

Here are some kids who have already enjoyed and experienced this unique art.

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Sign up your kids for all the fun today!

For more information, please call 04 884 9343.

Keep on Creating!

ARTE’S ANNIVERSARY FUN DAY

Last Friday, we were very happy to be back at ARTE to join its 10th year celebration. It was fun being in the middle of such a lively crowd along with other crafters.

We provided ARTE patrons with free Make and Take activities. They had a chance to try out our Paper Marbling and Gelli Arts Gel Printmaking and take home their patterned creations.

Lots of adults had fun creating their custom patterns.

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Kids were even more thrilled to try out the Paper Marbling!
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It was a really enjoyable day  for us as well as those who tried their hands at marbling and gel printing. If you weren’t able to come by at ARTE, you can catch us there again this September 25th.

Look forward to more crafty things from us at ARTE! Hope to see you there!

Keep on creating!

FREE SHIPPING PROMO

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Hello, crafters!

For a LIMITED TIME ONLY, we are offering free shipping on purchase of our Eid stamps. Contact the shop for more details.

For orders, text or call: 050 104 7558

*To avail of the promo, purchase of the two stamps is required. Get yours now! Limited quantity available.

 

Keep on Crafting!

EID MUBARAK STAMPS

Hello, crafters! It has been a very busy season for us and we are sure you have been busy as well. Lots of us have been preoccupied with travel and other summer matters. Hopefully, you’ve been able to devote some time to crafting as well. 😉

With summer nearly over, we have the big Eid to look forward to in September. Have you got your Eid greeting ideas together yet, because we can help you with that.

We are proud to share with you two beautiful Limited Edition Eid Greetings stamps, exclusively available here at Creative Hands Dubai.
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Send your Eid al Adha wishes with this calligraphic Arabic coffee pot and cup. We just love the graceful lines on this set of two. Use the stamps together with a damask texture folder and brushed on Perfect Pearls to create a faux metallic look.

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Send your Eid sentiments in rose form with this elegant stamp. Surround it with a beautiful Arabic chipboard frame to bring it the attention it deserves. Decorate the frame with the Sospeso Trasparente (3D decoupage) technique using mini serviette roses.

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These rubber cling stamps are limited in stock, so get your stamps very soon!

Come visit the shop to check out our other Arabic themed stamps.

Keep on Creating!

HIS & HER BOOK BOX

We are very excited to share two gorgeous new mixed media projects that you can do as separate workshops.

The His & Her Book Boxes were inspired by our new cardboard book boxes and decoupage rice paper prints.
Book box mix mediaHis Book Box focuses on the use of textures and metallic color mediums to create a dark and almost faux leather look to this piece.

Duration: 3 – 4 hours                             Cost: AED350; inclusive of all materials

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Her Book Box is created with a shabby chic theme in mind and uses flowers, glimmer mediums, and pastel colors to create a romantic feel.

Duration: 3 – 4 hours                             Cost: AED300; inclusive of all materials

 Book for both His and Her Books and get to do the workshops for only AED600. You can schedule a whole day for both or do them on two different days.

Call us now at 04 884 9343 to set your day and time for your workshop.

Keep on creating!

MILK PAINTING SUNDAY

MILK PAINTING 101 

Do you have drab old furniture that you don’t want to throw out, but don’t know how to repaint?

Are you looking for an alternative paint that is non-toxic, smell-free, and organic?

Have you been interested in trying Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint but weren’t quite sure how to go about it?

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DIY CHALKBOARD FRAME

Our Milk Painting 101  will get you familiar with how to use the paints and create beautiful distressed effects to give your furniture that cozy  cottage look.

The unique qualities of milk  paint give it a texture quite unlike any other paint on the market. It is simple to use and it is possible to create different distressed and vintage effects using the paints in combination with other materials.

One of the best things about it is that no sanding is required to prepare any pre-painted furniture!

The different skills you will learn in this workshop include:

Proper mixing

Use of the Bonding Agent

Resist techniques

Top coats: Hemp Oil, Wax, and Tough Coat

Making a chalkboard surface

*Choose your colors from the full range of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paints.

At the end of the workshop, you will go home with sample boards with the different finishing techniques and a Chalkboard Frame (pictured at the top) that you have made yourself. Place the chalkboard in your kitchen or home office to keep track of things, big and small, that you need to remember.

This beginners’ course for Milk Painting will set you up with what you need to know to get those furniture pieces refreshed!

These basic courses will be held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., starting on April 26, 2015. Book your slot now! Classes will be limited to five (5) participants at a time.

Duration: 3 – 4 hours                 Cost: AED250; inclusive of all materials

Call us at 04 884 9343 to check availability of slots and confirm your attendance.

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MILK PAINTING AFTER THE BASICS

After the basics, what’s next? Learn more about Milk Painting with these PAINT AND TAKE projects: (Past attendance in Milk Painting 101 is required)

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PAINT AND TAKE STEP STOOL

Who doesn’t need to get up a little higher to reach things from time to time? This stool can be used in more ways at home than just to stand on. A little stenciled detail makes this  project more fun. This also a great project to do a little more milk paint practice on before diving into those big pieces at home.

Duration: 3 – 4 hours;                 Cost: AED 300;  inclusive of all materials

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WOODEN WALL FLOURISH

Sometimes our walls need a nice bit of shabby and chic. This meter long flourish can grace a mantel or be hung above a door. You can match the colors to your room interior.

Duration: 3 – 4 hours;                 Cost: AED 350; inclusive of all materials

You can book these Paint and Take projects on Sundays as well.
 Call us to book your space.

 

Keep on creating!