The Official Unicorn SPiT User’s Handbook

Book description

Create colorful masterpieces with the official guide to using Unicorn SPiT! Unicorn SPiT is a paint, gel stain, and glaze concentrate all in one bottle! It creates a multifaceted, 3-dimensional effect on wood, glass, metal, fabric, pottery, wicker, concrete, laminate, and more. Fans love that it’s nontoxic and comes in a variety of outrageous colors. Now, for the first time, Unicorn SPiT inventor Michelle Nicole spills the secrets about the best tips and tricks for using this magical substance to create all-new works of art. This book details everything you need to know, including: • How to use Unicorn SPiT as a paint, alcohol ink, glaze, stain, dye, antiquing agent, watercolor, resin tint, and beyond • Over 50 projects for transforming any object, including: furniture, clothing, glassware, decorative wood, metal, and more • Handy instructions for mixing colors to create unique new shades • Detailed charts showcasing how Unicorn SPiT can be used on a variety of wood types and surfaces And much, much more!

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter One: Getting Started with Unicorn SPiT
    1. Surface Preparation
      1. Staining Wood, Concrete, Clay, or Other Porous, Sealed Surfaces
      2. Raw Wood, Raw Concrete, Raw Clay, Canvas, Paper, Fabric
    2. Determining Dilution Rates
      1. How to Prepare Samples
    3. Dilution Ratio Guide—Regular Unicorn SPiT
    4. Recommended Diluting Agents
    5. Liquid-Wood Canvas/Primer Concoction Formula
    6. Color Mixing Guide (Color Wheel)
    7. Unicorn SPiT on Different Types of Wood
    8. Unicorn SPiT to Oil Paint Matches
    9. DiY Alcohol iNK Chart
    10. Sealing
      1. Compatible Oil-based Sealers
      2. Results from Finishes
    11. General Uses
    12. Laminated MDF or Poster Board
    13. Laminate Countertop Surfaces
    14. Glass Stain or Glass Paint
    15. Automotive/Metal Paint
    16. DIY Chalk Paste for Screen and Traditional Stencils
      1. Fabric Paint or Dye—Ways to Apply
      2. Semi-Permanent Fabric Coloring
      3. Diluting with Water
    17. Permanent Fabric Coloring
      1. Fabric Medium/E6000 Spray Adhesive
      2. E6000 Fabri-Fuse (DiY Fabric Paint/Ink for screen printing, stenciling, and stamping)
      3. Fabric Protectant Spray/Fabric Waterproofing Spray
    18. Medium Uses
      1. Directions for use as a paint, glaze, or antiquing/dry brushing on non-porous/sealed wood, glass, metal, fabric, pottery, wicker, concrete, and laminate
      2. DiY Self-Sealing Stain
      3. Directions for use as a self-sealing glaze, white or color wash, or antiquing agent
      4. Directions for use as a dry/hard watercolor
      5. Directions for use as a gel or liquid watercolor
      6. Directions for use as a non-self-sealing wood stain or dye
      7. Directions for use as an alcohol ink
      8. Directions for use as an epoxy/resin tint
      9. Directions for use in flow/fluid art
    19. Why Is It Best to Use Unicorn SPiT in Pours and Flow Art?
    20. Basic Techniques
    21. Unicorn SPiT Tips to Remember
  8. Chapter Two: Wood Dye and Stain
    1. Americana Wood Blocks
    2. Boho Woodburning Tissue Box
    3. Wood Flowers
    4. Mahogany-Colored Shot Box
    5. Beach Shading
    6. Mermaid Jewelry Box
    7. Abstract Wood Stain Fine Art
  9. Chapter Three: Glass
    1. Marbled Vase
    2. Seasonal Glass Shade
    3. Faux Leaded Stained-Glass Owl
    4. Carnival Glass Trinket Holder
    5. Chandelier
  10. Chapter Four: Metal
    1. Metal Garden Flower
    2. Rainbow Pride Tiara
    3. Stain Press Tumbler
    4. Gaming Zone Metal Sign
    5. Blinging Belt Buckle
  11. Chapter Five: Textiles
    1. Sparkling Western Boots
    2. Galaxy Canvas Shoes
    3. Pop-up Tent
    4. Personalized Pillows
    5. String Art
    6. Dreamcatcher
    7. Upcycyled Wedding Dress
    8. Ombre Lampshade
    9. Rainbow Rose
  12. Chapter Six: Paper and Canvas
    1. Watercolor Painting
    2. Fantasy Falls Faux Oil Painting
    3. 3-D Paper Bag Stars
    4. Angel Faux Acrylic Painting
    5. Balloon Smash on Canvas
  13. Chapter Seven: Clay, Concrete, and Plaster
    1. Paper Clay
    2. Cactus Pot
    3. Ceramic Diffuser
    4. Exterior Plaster Wall Art
    5. Vibrant Concrete Floor
    6. Alcohol iNK Coasters
  14. Chapter Eight: Plastic and Cast Resin
    1. Cosplay Shield
    2. Faux Tarnished Brass Mirror Frame
    3. Faux Patina Candlestick
    4. Colorizing Doll Hair
    5. Marbled Spray Bottle
  15. Chapter Nine: Fluid Arts
    1. Faux Amethyst Bowl
    2. Neptune Chest
    3. Gemstone Side Table
    4. Faux Labradorite Countertop
  16. Chapter Ten: Furniture
    1. Tie-Dyed Organizer
    2. Mariposa Live-Edge Table
    3. Stylish Storage Cubby
    4. Poppy Flower Table
    5. From MDF to OMG Chest
  17. Chapter Eleven: Signature Techniques
    1. Crimson Color Wash Wine Caddy
    2. Hummingbird Aura
    3. Galaxy Chair
    4. Sunset Table
    5. Caribbean Color Wash Wine Caddy
  18. Chapter Twelve: Redesign with the Change of Tme
    1. Multi-Finish Jewelry Box
  19. Conclusion: A Few Thoughts
  20. Meet Michelle’s SPiT Family
  21. Resources
  22. Acknowledgments
  23. About the Author

Product information

  • Title: The Official Unicorn SPiT User’s Handbook
  • Author(s): Michelle Nicole
  • Release date: May 2021
  • Publisher(s): Rocky Nook
  • ISBN: 9781681987217