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Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!


Do any of you craft?  I love to make things for my home that are unique to me!

I fell in love with this display that Caromal Colours had in a copy of Country Living Magazine a while back and I was inspired to create some pumpkins of my own using their products this fall!  So I thought I’d share some pictures of my pumpkins that I made using Caromal Colours Texture Basecoat, Toner, Liberon Wax and Gold, Silver, and Copper Leaf.  I also used some decorative tissue paper that I applied with Modge Podge!

Maybe not your traditional fall pumpkins….but I love a little bling and thought I could use these anytime during the year!

On these pumpkins I used the Caromal Colours Peppercorn (black), and Paprika (red) Texture Basecoats, Silver Leaf, Toner, Liberon Wax…some zebra tissue paper, modge podge, trim, ribbon & a bling button!

Here are some that are  slightly more traditional….but keeping with the French Country look….love me some fluer de lis! 

On these I used the Wisteria Texture Basecoat, Fleur de lis tissue paper, Modge Podge, Gold Leaf, Toner and Liberon Wax.

I love how these turned out and get so many compliments on them!  They have that Old World/French Country feel that is so popular in Louisiana!

Okay….so finally some that are a little more traditional…at least I used the pumpkin color!

On these I used the Textured Basecoat Pumpkin, Copper Leaf, Toner, Liberon Wax…and some Cheetah tissue paper, and coordinating ribbons!

On the little stand I used the Textured Basecoat Chocolate  with a little toner and Liberon Wax!                                                                            


If you are ready to order product, you can click on the Caromal Colours Sign below.  Enter MartiC (case sensitive) in the coupon code or comments section and you will receive a discount on your shipping and I will receive credit for your order!  If you need any help placing your order, please feel free to contact me at CaromalColours@gmail.com or 225-975-3957 and I will help you with it!



Look What’s New!!!

OMGsh!  Have I got some awesome news to share with everyone!  Introducing Country Living Artisans Collection of Decorative Finishes by Caromal Colours…better known simply as Caromal Colours!  This is an amazing line of professional quality decorative painting products that are now available to the do-it-yourself market!  Country Living Magazine has given their full endorsement and you can find some wonderful ideas for projects within its pages.  I am the first Certified Independent Rep for this new product line in Louisiana, however I’m not territory impaired so I can work with any of you who would like to try it out!

So let me introduce myself.  I am Marti Carroll and I have been a professional decorative finisher for over 17 years.  Although I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; I have commissioned decorative painting projects as far away as Ocho Rios, Jamaica!  I love what I do and get great satisfaction from creating beautiful finishes for my clients who want to hire a professional.  You can see some of my work at http://www.fauxscapes.com, as well as my other blog that will display more projects at http://www.fauxscapes.wordpress.com, along with a little more information on me!

I created this blog to offer ideas, inspiration, instruction, and support to those interested in creating their own beautiful finishes using the incredible line of Caromal Colour products!  You may ask why?  Why would I want to be involved with a product line that could directly conflict with my professional business?  Well it’s really simple.  There are a lot of people out there who would never consider hiring me when they get such great satisfaction of doing it themselves!  And let’s face it…in today’s economy there are going to be a lot more people learning to do all sorts of stuff that they would have hired out in the past.  Besides, haven’t you ever seen an item in a store that was pretty and thought to yourself, “I could do that!”.  Well that’s one reason why I’m here…to offer you products and support…so YOU can do just that!

To learn more about the products you can follow along with future posts right here…and you can also go to http://www.caromalcolours.com  to see how to order products and get some more inspiration!  These products are not sold in paint stores or big box stores, however there are a few retail shops around the country that sell them.  So the best way to get your hands on them is to order them online…you have them delivered to your home in about 3-5 days.  I do ask that if you place an order, please use my code:  MartiC (case sensitive) so that I will receive credit for you order and you in turn will get a discount on your shipping!

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email at caromalcolours@gmail.com or (225)975-3957.