Make Time to CREATE … like Janik Chopin

Janik used the following APC products:

  • Gunpowder 
  • Home Plate
  • Top Coat


This is what she had to say about her project:

My husband purchased this frame for me in the 81, just before our wedding!

Originally red it was painted in Gold Leaf, & he cut the mirror to size.

This sat in a box for a number of years as it was soo dated to hang anywhere.


I recently attended some classes at Princeton Paint & Decor,

and have become hooked on APC Paints!


Step 1:

Started with a full cover of Gun Powder, it looked hideous and stayed in the garden shed for 2 years!

After 2 lessons I felt brave enough to tackle this project.

Covered it in Home Plate, it looked worse!! 

Step 2:

Played with watering down the Gun Powder, when dry I worked in the shadows with the paint, then took sandpaper to the edges to release some gold.

Step 3:

 2 coats of  Top Coat sealed the deal.


It was a lengthy process to get the desired finish, products dried quickly, which made it easy for touch ups.

Now I’m on the look out for more projects!!


Creating is a process, ENJOY it!!  Don’ t get discouraged when you are working on a project.

REMEMBER: There is no right or wrong way…

Sometimes we just need to take a little extra time to get the look we are going for, that is what creating is all about!


Thanks Janik for sharing your experience CREATING with APC!


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