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Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6714

All Topics » Topic: Arts » Subject: Crafts » Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6714
  • 2014
  • Grade/Interest Level: 7 - 12
  • Running Time: 27 minutes
  • Captioned English

Synopsis:

Sheryl and guest paint faux red bricks, while and representative from The California Fig Advisor Board stops by to talk about growing, harvesting, and storing figs. While Shannon Bielke offers ideas for green decor.

Transcript:

>> "CREATIVE LIVING," UTILIZING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY WITH THE
BEST OF THE PAST TO BRING YOU INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND UP-TO-DATE
INFORMATION FOR CREATIVE LIFESTYLES IN TODAY'S ACTIVE
WORLD, WITH YOUR HOST, SHERYL BORDEN.
>> THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME TODAY FOR "CREATIVE LIVING."
WE'RE GOING TO LEARN HOW TO PAINT FAUX RED BRICKS, WE'LL
DISCUSS THE NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS OF FRESH AND DRIED CALIFORNIA
FIGS, AND WE'LL SHOW HOW TO MAKE WHAT MY GUEST REFERS TO AS
"GREEN DECOR." WHETHER YOU WANT TO COVER UP A PLAIN WALL IN
YOUR HOME OR CREATE A FAUX BRICK WALL, BARBARA WURDEN
KNOWS EXACTLY HOW TO ACHIEVE A PROFESSIONAL LOOK. SHE'LL
DEMONSTRATE CREATING FAUX RED BRICKS AS A WALL COVERING.
BARBARA'S COMPANY IS BARBARA WURDEN FINE ART AND FAUX FUN,
AND SHE LIVES IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA. ANOTHER GUEST IS
KARLA STOCKLI, AND SHE'S THE CEO FOR THE CALIFORNIA FIG
ADVISORY BOARD IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. KARLA'S GOING TO
TALK ABOUT FRESH AND DRIED FIG VARIETIES AND COMPARE THE
FLAVOR NOTES TO POPULAR WINE VARIETALS. AND SINCE FIGS HAVE
BEEN AROUND SINCE PRACTICALLY THE BEGINNING OF TIME, HAVE YOU
EVER WONDERED WHY THEY HAVE REMAINED SO POPULAR TODAY? MY
GUEST WILL DISCUSS THIS AS WELL AS TALK ABOUT THE GROWING,
HARVESTING, AND STORING OF CALIFORNIA FIGS. AND WE'LL
BEGIN THE SHOW WITH SHANNON BIELKE, WHO IS A DESIGNER AND
CRAFTER FROM PAYSON, ARIZONA.
SHANNON WILL SHOW HOW TO TAKE ITEMS FROM AROUND THE HOUSE AND
INCORPORATE THEM INTO NEW CREATIONS, OR WHAT SHE CALLS
"GREEN DECOR." HER BUSINESS IS SHA AND COMPANY.
SHANNON, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. WE HEAR ABOUT
RECYCLING AND TAKING CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT, AND SOMETIMES
CRAFTERS ARE REALLY THE BEST INSPIRATION BECAUSE I THINK
PEOPLE WHO DO CRAFTS AND SO ON TEND TO TAKE OLD THINGS AND
REUSE THEM. AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT YOU'VE DONE WITH THIS.
>> THAT IS. ALL OF THIS IS REUSED STUFF THAT I FOUND
AROUND THE HOUSE. AND IN A CLASS I DO FOR PAPER CRAFTS, I
INSIST THAT WE USE AT LEAST 80% OF USED ITEMS.
>> OH. AND THIS IS GOING TO BE A BIRDHOUSE. YOU SAW ONE, AND
YOU SAID, "I COULD DO THAT."
>> I SAW ONE SOMEWHERE AND LIKED THE DESIGN. SO I WENT
HOME AND DESIGNED THE WAY TO DO IT TO SHOW PEOPLE HOW TO DO IT.
TOOK AN OLD CARDBOARD BOX.
>> RIGHT.
>> THESE ARE OLD CARDBOARD BOXES. CUT THEM ANY WAY YOU
WANT. COVER THEM WITH PAPIER-MACHE. PAINT A LAYER OF
PAINT, AND THEN SEAL IT. YOU DO A NUMBER OF LAYERS TO GIVE
IT--IT GETS A LOT STURDIER, AND PRETTY SOON YOU'RE NOT TOO SURE
IF THAT'S CARDBOARD BOX ANYMORE. AND THE 20% OF USED
ITEMS IS THE BEAUTIFUL PAPERS AND THINGS YOU CAN USE AND THE
PAINTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
SO--AND THEN YOU BUILD IT.
I BUILD IT IN SECTIONS, COMPLETE EACH SECTION, DON'T
GLUE THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER UNTIL I AM SURE, BECAUSE
OTHERWISE I'M GONNA PROBABLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING ON THE
INSIDE AFTER I'VE GLUED IT DOWN.
>> AND THEN YOU CAN'T TAKE IT APART.
>> RIGHT.
>> BUT AT THIS POINT--AND YOU DO FINISH THE--IT'S ALL
FINISHED, ISN'T IT?
>> AND SEE, THE INSIDE OF THAT WILL BE FINISHED. AND MOST
LIKELY, BECAUSE IT HAS WINDOWS, I'LL PUT SOME LITTLE BIRDS OR
SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN THERE.
MAY CUT A BIRD OUT OF CHIP BOARD AND PAINT IT KIND OF
THING. SO, YES, AND THAT'S ONE OF MY THINGS ABOUT MAKING
THESE, IT HAS TO BE FINISHED-LOOKING.
>> RIGHT.
>> BECAUSE WE HAVE IN THIS PAPER CRAFT CLASS, WE'VE HAD
PEOPLE SAY, "OH, THAT'S THE STUFF THAT YOU DID WHEN YOU
WERE IN KINDERGARTEN AND STUFF," AND I'M GOING, "WELL,
YEAH. IT KIND OF IS," BUT WE CAN DO IT SO IT LOOKS GOOD,
TOO. THANK YOU, PROFESSIONAL IS RIGHT.
>> THIS IS A CLOCK, BUT IT STARTED OUT JUST AS A CAKE
BOARD OR ONE OF THOSE...
>> IT'S AN OLD PIECE OF FOAM BOARD.
>> UH-HUH.
>> AND, YEAH, I THOUGHT I WANTED TO DO A CLOCK. IT WAS A
HOUSEWARMING GIFT FOR A FRIEND.
WHAT AM I GONNA DO? SHE LIKES PARIS. SO I WENT IN AND LOOKED
AT MY STUFF, AND THIS IS JUST BITS AND PIECES OF STUFF. I CUT
A RING HERE, CUT THIS OUT OF IT. THIS OUTER EDGE IS WRAPPED
WITH RIBBON SCRAPS.
>> OH, THAT'S RIBBON. I THOUGHT IT WAS PAPER, BUT NOW I DO, I
FEEL THE RIBBON.
>> IT WAS INKED FIRST BECAUSE THAT'S ONE OF MY FINISHING
TOUCHES. I INK ALL THE EDGES OF THINGS.
>> UH-HUH.
>> AND THEN I WRAPPED THE RIBBONS AROUND JUST ENOUGH SO
THAT THIS WOULD STILL FIT IN.
THIS IS A PIECE OF PAPER ON TOP OF IT. AND THEN IT'S BITS AND
PIECES OF THINGS.
>> OH, THESE ARE THEN PUT ON TOP OF IT.
>> RIGHT. SCRAPS OF PAPER, NUMBERS...I JUST--I HAVE THE
NUMBERS. I--THE NUMBERS ARE STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS NOW
BECAUSE I'M LOOKING AT THIS AND THINKING IT NEEDS--THE NUMBERS
NEED TO POP.
>> AND THIS IS ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE A CLOCK?
>> RIGHT. YOU JUST GO TO YOUR LOCAL STORE AND GET CLOCKWORKS.
>> SO THIS WILL WORK? I MEAN, THIS IS GOING TO BE A NICE GIFT
WHEN YOU FINISH WITH IT.
>> YES, YEAH. AND YOU JUST GET A CLOCKWORKS SOMEWHERE.
>> AND YOU WERE SAYING, OF COURSE, HERE WE CAN SEE THE
ADDITION OF THE GLITTER.
>> RIGHT.
>> BUT YOU WERE SAYING THE NUMBERS ARE LACKING A LITTLE
BIT.
>> I'M THINKING THE NUMBERS NEED TO POP A LITTLE BIT MORE.
SO I WAS GOING TO TRY--WHICH I MIGHT SOME OTHER TIME. I DON'T
THINK YOU WANT GLITTER AL OVER YOUR STUDIO.
>> IT IS MESSY, UH-HUH.
>> THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT YOU'LL END UP WITH GLITTER
ALL OVER YOUR FACE AND EVERYBODY WILL THINK YOU'RE
LOVELY.
>> BUT WITH THIS KIND, YOU PUT AN ADHESIVE ON FIRST AND THEN
SPRINKLE THE GLITTER, KIND OF LIKE WE USED TO DO IN SCHOOL
WITH ELMER'S GLUE.
>> RIGHT, BUT YOU CAN PAINT IT ON. I AM DETAIL ORIENTED, AND I
WANT TO PAINT IT ON. I DON'T WANT A THICK GLUE. SO YOU PAINT
IT ON. YOU CAN PAINT THAT ON AND THEN DUMP THE GLITTER ON.
OR YOU CAN USE SOME OF THIS NICE STICKER GLITTER GLUE KIND
OF STUFF.
>> AND YOU CAN GET THESE IN ALL COLORS.
>> RIGHT, AND YOU GET THESE IN ALL COLORS, BUT SOMETIMES I
WILL START WITH A CLEAR JUST SO THAT I CAN SEE IF I REALLY WANT
THAT, BECAUSE THE COLORS SHOW UP DIFFERENT ON YOUR PAINTS,
AND THIS IS A PAINT THAT'S-- >> IT'S ALREADY BROWN, SO YOU
DON'T KNOW FOR SURE.
>> SO THEN I TRY A LITTLE BIT OF GLITTER ON IT TO SEE IF I'M
GONNA LIKE IT. THIS IS GOING TO DRY CLEAR. AND SEE, I'M GIVING
IT A LITTLE DEPTH BECAUSE MAYBE THAT'LL HELP POP THE COLORS,
TOO. BUT THEN I'M GONNA SEE IF I EVEN LIKE THE GLITTER ON IT,
BECAUSE IF WORST COMES TO WORST, I CAN SCRAPE THAT OFF OR
COVER IT WITH SOMETHING ELSE.
>> AND GO BACK TO PLAN "A."
>> RIGHT. AND THE NEXT THING WOULD BE, OK, WHAT DO I DO
NEXT? BUT I THINK I LIKE THE GLITTER, AND I THINK I MIGHT
TRY THE GOLD GLITTER. I'M NOT SO MUCH A GLITTER PERSON, BUT A
LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE GLITTER.
>> AND YOU CAN SEE HOW IT DOES JUST MAKE CERTAIN AREAS POP.
>> RIGHT. AND THEN YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO PUT TOO MUCH
STUFF ON--JUST GAUDY. RIGHT.
OH, THERE'S TOO MUCH. THAT'S CRAZY. BUT I'M THINKING THAT IF
THE NUMBERS POP A LITTLE MORE, THEN I'M DONE, BECAUSE THERE
ARE LITTLE PIECES OF RIBBON THAT I GLUED DOWN AND SOME
BLING HERE AND THERE AND A LITTLE BIT OF PARISIAN. THIS IS
AN OLD TAG THAT I JUST STAMPED ON.
>> YOU'D USE ALL OF THOSE SUPPLIES THAT YOU HAVE.
>> JUST DO WHAT YOU KIND OF FEEL LIKE DOING. THE METALS.
>> WELL, AND WE'RE MAKING USE OF THINGS THAT OTHERWISE WOULD
BE THROWN AWAY AND JUST WASTED.
SO THESE ARE GOOD IDEAS. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I APPRECIATE IT.
THANK YOU.
>> KARLA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. WHEN YOU WERE HERE
SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I SAID I THOUGHT I LEARNED EVERYTHING
THERE WAS TO KNOW ABOUT FIGS, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY I KNEW
NOTHING. SO IT'S NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK, BECAUSE I BET WE'RE
GOING TO SHARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE NEW FOR EVERYONE TODAY.
>> ABSOLUTELY, AND IT'S SUCH A PLEASURE TO BE HERE. THANK YOU.
>> WELL, THANK YOU. WHEN I READ ABOUT THE HISTORY OF FIGS, IT'S
FROM WAY BACK--LET'S JUST SAY THE VERY BEGINNING. BUT WHY ARE
FIGS SO POPULAR TODAY?
>> WELL, SHERYL, THAT'S CORRECT, AND FIGS ACTUALLY
BEGAN ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE GARDEN OF EDEN, AND IT MIGHT BE
DEBATED WHETHER OR NOT FIGS WERE THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT, BUT
WE KNOW IT WAS THE CLOTHING OF MAN, THE FIRST CLOTHING.
>> UH-HUH.
>> AND SO-- >> THE FIG LEAF.
>> THE FIG LEAF. AND SO WE BRING IT FORWARD TO TODAY, AND
THEY'RE SO VERY POPULAR. COOKS, CHEFS, FOOD
PROFESSIONALS--THEY'RE ENJOYING FIGS, COOKING WITH THEM, AND
IT'S ALMOST LIKE WE HAVE THIS RENAISSANCE, AND PART OF IT IS
THE UNIQUE FLAVORS THAT FIGS DELIVER TO YOUR RECIPES AND
DISHES. AND THESE FOOD PROFESSIONALS JUST LOVE WHAT
THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR DISHES.
>> WELL, I BET PEOPLE HAVE ASKED YOU THIS MANY, MANY
TIMES, THAT THEY THOUGHT THE ONLY THING THAT FIGS WERE GOOD
FOR WERE THE LITTLE FIG NEWTON COOKIES.
>> WELL, THAT ABSOLUTELY IS OUR HISTORY, AND THE HISTORY EVEN
IN THE CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY GOES WAY BACK. IN THE EARLY 1600s,
THE SPANIARDS INTRODUCED FIGS TO CALIFORNIA.
>> MM-HMM.
>> AND IT WAS IN 1779 THAT THE PRIESTS AT MISSION SAN DIEGO
ACTUALLY PLANTED THE FIRST FIG TREES.
>> THAT'S THE NAME...
>> AND THAT'S WHERE THE PURPLE FIG COMES FROM, THE MISSION
FIG. AND THEN IT WAS REALLY IN 1885 THE CALIFORNIA FIG
INDUSTRY LIKE WE KNOW TODAY BEGAN TO TAKE SHAPE WHEN FIGS
WERE PLANTED IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY.
>> AND IN THE UNITED STATES, CALIFORNIA IS THE ONLY PLACE
THAT FIGS ARE GROWN. IS THAT RIGHT?
>> CORRECT. COMMERCIALLY, WE PRODUCE 100% OF DRIED FIGS AND
98% OF FRESH FIGS. AND SO WE REALLY DO HAVE, AGAIN, A CORNER
ON THE MARKET, AND WE DO PRODUCE THE HIGHEST QUALITY IN
THE WORLD, AND PART OF THAT IS THAT WONDERFUL CALIFORNIA SUN.
YOU COMBINE THAT WITH WARM AND THE TEMPERATURES, BUT ALSO THE
SOIL IS VERY RICH, AND THEN THE DEDICATED FARMERS. AND THEY'RE
ALWAYS IMPROVING THEIR CULTURAL PRACTICES TO DELIVER THAT
HIGHEST-QUALITY FRUIT AROUND THE WORLD.
>> WELL, LET'S LOOK AT SOME--YOU MENTIONED THE
DIFFERENT VARIETIES. AGAIN, I HAD HEARD OF MISSION FIGS, AND
I THINK MY MOTHER HAD BOUGHT SOME DRIED, AND WE WOULD EAT
THOSE FOR A SNACK, WHICH--FIGS ARE REALLY GOOD FOR SNACKING,
BY THE WAY.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
>> TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE DIFFERENT VARIETIES AND WHAT
THEY'RE CALLED.
>> EXCELLENT. WELL, ONE OF THE THINGS--AND WE DON'T HAVE ALL
THE VARIETIES HERE TODAY, BUT WE LIKE TO THINK OF FIGS AND WINE
NOTES. AND IT ALLOWS THE CONSUMER TO KIND OF AS A FOODIE
FIGURE OUT WHICH ONES THEY LOVE BEST. AND SO, AS I MENTIONED
THE MISSION FIG, THE MISSION FIG IS ACTUALLY A DARK PURPLE
FIG, WHICH WE HAVE HERE, AND IT'S MORE LIKE A NICE CABERNET,
WHEN YOU THINK OF WINE. SO YOU WANT TO PAIR IT WITH FOODS THAT
YOU WOULD NORMALLY A CABERNET.
AND THEN YOU ALSO HAVE A DRIED MISSION FIG. SO WHEN YOU GET
THE CONCENTRATED SUGAR, IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF THAT CABERNET.
>> A LITTLE SWEETER.
>> BUT IT HAS A LITTLE MORE TAWNY PORT OR A BALSAMIC-Y
FLAVOR.
>> OH.
>> AND SO IT KIND OF DRIVES EVEN MORE TOWARDS THOSE STEAK
WONDERFUL FLAVORS AS WELL. AND THEN WE HAVE THE SIERRA FIG
HERE, WHICH REALLY IS A RIESLING. WHEN YOU THINK OF A
WINE, IT'S MORE LIKE A RIESLING. IT HAS A NICE BERRY
NOTE TO IT, VERY REFRESHING. WE ALSO HAVE A CALIMYRNA FIG
DRIED. CALIMYRNA FIGS ARE DRIED AND FRESH, AND THEY HAVE MORE
LIKE THE BUTTERY NUTTINESS OF A CHARDONNAY.
>> I SEE.
>> YOU REALLY DON'T GET THAT OAKINESS, BUT YOU GET THE
BUTTERY, NUTTY NOTES.
>> THEY'RE GOLDEN COLOR.
>> THEY'RE VERY BEAUTIFULLY GOLDEN. AND REALLY, AS A
CATEGORY, WHEN CONSUMERS ARE LOOKING FOR FIGS FOR THEIR
RECIPES, WE LIKE TO SAY THE GOLDEN FIGS BECAUSE THEY'RE
GONNA DELIVER VERY SIMILAR AROMATIC FLAVORS TO RECIPES.
AND THEN THE DARKER FIGS ARE GONNA GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT
MORE OF THAT MEATIER FLAVOR.
>> I SEE. THAT'S A GOOD WAY TO REMEMBER IT.
>> AND THEN THE BROWN TURKEYS, THEY'RE KIND OF FUN COLOR.
THOSE ARE MORE LIKE THE PINOT NOIR, AND THEY ARE THE ONLY FIG
THAT ACTUALLY HAS A FRESH--THEY'RE ONLY FRESH, NOT
DRIED. AND THEN ONE FIG THAT IS FUN, IT'S A NEWER VARIETY THAT
HAS A LIMITED SUPPLY AT THE MOMENT, BUT THOSE ARE TIGER
FIGS. AND WHEN YOU THINK OF THE BEAUTIFUL TIGER STRIPES, YOU'RE
GONNA SEE LIKE THE GREEN SOLID FIG WITH YELLOW STRIPES.
>> OH, WITH A YELLOW STRIPE.
>> THE UNIQUENESS OF THAT IS THE FACT THAT IT'S RASPBERRY
INSIDE IN COLOR, AND IT REALLY HAS MORE BERRY NOTES, AND IT'S
A VERY JAMMY FIG.
>> OH. UH-HUH.
>> SO WHAT WE TRY TO DO IS ENCOURAGE PEOPLE, ENJOY THEM
ALL AND FIGURE OUT WHICH ONES WORK BEST FOR YOU EITHER OUT OF
HAND SNACKING OR TO PAIR WITH YOUR FAVORITE FOODS.
>> OH, THAT MAKES SENSE. AND THEN LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME
PAIRING IN TERMS OF MAYBE A SNACK TRAY, A CHEESE TRAY. AND
WE WERE TALKING, TOO, ABOUT THE ONES THAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR
ARE THOSE THAT AREN'T SO PERFECT THAT PEOPLE ARE AFRAID
TO ENJOY. BUT THIS ONE'S VERY BEAUTIFUL.
>> AND I'LL DO THIS EVEN DURING THE WEEK. YOU GET HOME, YOU'RE
TIRED FROM WORK, YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF THINGS YOU NEED TO DO
BEFORE YOU EVEN START COOKING DINNER. SO I'LL PUT TOGETHER A
CHEESE TRAY, PAIR IT WITH SOME DRIED FRUIT, DEFINITELY FRESH
FRUIT DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, AND THEN A LITTLE PROSCIUTTO, A
LITTLE SALAMI, AND THEN A COUPLE CHEESES. YOU KNOW,
AGAIN, WHAT WE'VE GOT HERE IS A REALLY NICE BRIE WITH A FIG
JAM, AND THAT'S GOT--IT'S GONNA BRING IN SOME SAVORY NOTES
BECAUSE THERE'S SOME PORT WINE REDUCTION WITH THAT AS WELL. SO
AGAIN, YOU WANT THAT SAVORY WITH THE SWEET.
>> AND WHAT KIND OF FIG WAS USED FOR THIS?
>> THAT MOST LIKELY IS AN ADRIATIC FIG, WHICH IS MORE
LIKE THE FIG NEWTON BECAUSE IT HAS THAT TEXTURE THAT YOU WANT.
>> COULD YOU ALSO USE THAT NEW TIGER FIG?
>> YOU CAN USE YOUR NEW TIGER FIG. ANYTIME YOU'RE
USING--YOU'RE DOING JAMS OR YOU'RE DOING CHUTNEYS AND
SAUCES, YOU REALLY COULD COMBINE ALL THE FIGS THAT YOU
HAVE AVAILABLE IN YOUR KITCHEN.
>> OH.
>> BECAUSE YOU'RE GONNA GET DIFFERENT FLAVORS. THEY
ALL--THEY PAIR WELL TOGETHER AS WELL. AND THEN WE'VE GOT,
AGAIN, THE GOLDEN FIG, AND THAT IS THAT HONEY, BUTTERY NOTE
THAT'S GONNA PAIR WELL WITH THE--WE'VE GOT HERE A SPICY
JACK CHEESE. SO YOU'RE GONNA GET SOME SPICE AND SWEETNESS
THERE.
>> AND LOOK AT THEM CUT. THAT'S INTERESTING.
>> AND IT'S VERY SIMPLE. YOU CUT THEM. YOU CAN ALSO HAVE
MARCONA ALMONDS, PISTACHIOS, WALNUTS. THOSE ALL GO VERY WELL
WITH FIGS AS WELL. AND THEN WE HAVE A NICE BLUE HERE, AND BLUE
GOES REALLY VERY WELL WITH YOUR DARKER FIGS. AGAIN, WE'VE GOT
THE BROWN TURKEYS, WE'VE GOT THE MISSION FIGS, AND IT JUST
PAIRS PERFECTLY. AND OF COURSE YOU ALWAYS WANT TO PAIR THAT AS
WELL WITH A NICE WINE.
>> UH-HUH.
>> AND AGAIN, YOU CAN USE A LIGHT SAUVIGNON BLANC. YOU CAN
USE A PROSECCO, A LITTLE LIGHTER FOR SPARKLING WINE--JUST
SOMETHING LIGHT BEFORE DINNER STARTS.
>> WELL, ONE THING WE HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT, BESIDES TASTING
GOOD AND THERE BEING SO MANY VARIETIES, FIGS ARE
NUTRITIONALLY VERY GOOD FOR US, AREN'T THEY?
>> ABSOLUTELY. FIGS ACTUALLY DELIVER AN EXCELLENT SOURCE OF
DIETARY FIBER PER SERVING, AND IT'S 3 TO 5 FIGS ARE A SERVING
OF FRUIT. AND AS YOU KNOW, MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, AND SO THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO
INCORPORATE FRUIT IN YOUR DIET EVERY DAY. AND WITH DRIED FIGS,
YOU CAN PUT THEM IN YOUR LOCKER, YOU CAN PUT THEM IN
YOUR BRIEFCASE OR YOUR DRAWER, AND YOU HAVE THEM ALL THE TIME.
>> WHAT A GREAT WAY TO SNACK AND NOT FEEL GUILTY.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
>> WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THIS HAS REALLY BEEN INTERESTING. I KNEW IT WOULD
BE. THANK YOU.
>> THANK YOU.
>> BARBARA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. IT'S BEEN
QUITE A WHILE SINCE YOU WERE HERE, AND YOU ALWAYS SHOW US
SUCH INTERESTING WALL TECHNIQUES. AND YOU EVEN HAVE A
VIDEO THAT'S--THIS ONE'S CALLED "ROCKS, BLOCKS, AND BRICKS."
>> YES.
>> AND IF SOMEBODY IS REALLY INTERESTED AND THEY MAYBE DON'T
REMEMBER EVERYTHING THAT YOU TOLD THEM, THEY CAN--WHAT'S
YOUR WEBSITE ADDRESS?
>> OH, IT'S FAUXFUN.COM.
>> FAUXFUN.COM.
>> FOR THE DVDs THAT TEACH YOU EVERYTHING, AND I'M GONNA SHOW
YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW TO MAKE RED BRICKS TODAY.
>> OK, AND SOMEBODY ASKED YOU TO DO THIS IN THEIR HOME, AND YOU
CAME UP WITH THE TECHNIQUE.
>> RIGHT. WELL, YOU CAN DO IT WITH JUST PAINT, BUT I WANTED
TO MAKE IT MORE 3-DIMENSIONAL AND TEXTURAL SO IT GIVES IT A
MORE AUTHENTIC LOOK.
>> AUTHENTIC.
>> MUCH MORE AUTHENTIC.
>> WHERE ARE SOME PLACES YOU MIGHT USE THIS TECHNIQUE?
>> I DON'T KNOW. IT DEPENDS.
EVERYTHING IS JOB-SPECIFIC, BUT I'VE USED IT IN THE
FARMHOUSE-TYPE-LOOK KITCHEN.
>> OH.
>> SOMETIMES AROUND A FIREPLACE. THERE ARE CERTAIN
PLACES THAT IT REALLY CALLS FOR IT.
>> UH-HUH.
>> YOU KNOW? SO YOU GOT TO HAVE THE TECHNIQUE.
>> OK. AND YOU'RE GOING TO SHOW US THE LOOK IN A MINUTE, BUT WE
NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PREPARE OUR WALL. AND WOULD THIS TECHNIQUE
WORK ON IF WE HAVE WALLPAPER ALREADY UP, OR DO WE HAVE TO
TAKE THAT OFF? WHAT IF IT'S JUST STUCCO?
>> WELL, YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE ONE THING YOU COULD PROBABLY DO
OVER WALLPAPER IF IT'S REALLY STUCK TO YOUR WALL, BECAUSE
WE'RE ACTUALLY PUTTING ON TEXTURE.
>> OH, YEAH.
>> BUT I DO PREFER JUST AS A NICE PAINTED SURFACE. AND YOU
PROBABLY WANT TO START WITH SOMETHING--THIS IS LIKE A LIGHT
GRAY. SO-- >> SO THIS HAS BEEN PAINTED?
>> YEAH. JUST PAINT A LITTLE, AND IT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE TO BE
PAINTED WELL, BECAUSE THIS IS ONLY THE GROUT THAT'S GONNA BE
SHOWING THROUGH.
>> OH. OK.
>> SO THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO START WITH. SHOULD I JUST GET
IT GOING?
>> LET'S SEE HOW YOU DO IT.
>> SO WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS START WITH CREATING THE GROUT
LINES. AND WHAT I LIKE TO USE IS BLUE TAPE.
>> MM-HMM.
>> AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS TAKE THE TAPE AND JUST KIND OF
LIGHTLY STICK IT TO YOUR WALL, AND THEN WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS
PEEL IT IN HALF. AND WHAT I'M DOING IS TRYING TO CREATE AN
IRREGULAR EDGE. AND SOMETIMES IT'S A LITTLE TRICKY. SO
YOU...JUST KEEP DOING SECTIONS.
YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET IT A SMOOTH FLOW. YOU JUST WANT A
NICE IRREGULAR EDGE LIKE THAT.
OK?
AND IS IT OK, THEN, THAT THIS SIDE IS STRAIGHT, OR ARE YOU
ALSO GOING TO TEAR THAT A LITTLE BIT?
>> WELL, I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO.
>> OK.
>> AND YOU KIND OF GOT TO BE CAREFUL WITH THIS STUFF BECAUSE
IT WANTS TO TWIST UP ON ITSELF.
ALL RIGHT. SO I WOULD NORMALLY HAVE LINES KIND OF MARKED OUT
WHERE MY BRICK WOULD BE. SO I'M GONNA GO WITH THAT. AND THEN...
SO WE'VE GOT THE SOLID LINE ON ONE SIDE.
>> MM-HMM.
>> ALL RIGHT? AND THEN YOU'RE GONNA WANT TO JUST--
>> OH, I SEE. YOU'RE JUST OVERLAYING IT.
>> ...TO BACK IT UP LIKE THAT.
>> MM-HMM. SO THAT LEAVES THIS...
>> IT JUST MAKES FOR A FUN LITTLE IRREGULAR EDGE AS IN
REAL BRICK WITH GROUT.
AND THEN, I HAVE TO ADMIT THIS IS A LITTLE TIME-CONSUMING, BUT
IT'S VERY REWARDING.
>> YEAH!
>> AND OF COURSE, I'M SHOWING YOU RED BRICK, BUT YOU CAN DO
ALL SORTS OF KINDS OF BRICK, AND YOU CAN DO ALL OF THE
DIFFERENT SHAPES OF BRICK. THIS IS JUST A TYPICAL BRICK
PATTERN, WHICH HELPS YOU GET GOING WITH THE CONCEPT OR THE
IDEA OF HOW TO DO IT.
SO WE'RE GONNA DO THAT. AND THEN YOU MASK OFF THE SECTION
OF BRICK.
>> SAME THING. YOU'RE GONNA OVERLAP IT TO MAKE...
>> YEAH, BECAUSE YOU WANT THE IRREGULAR LINES ON THE OUTSIDE
OF THE GROUT.
>> UH-HUH.
>> OK? AND THEN WE'RE GONNA DO THIS ALL OVER THE WHOLE BOARD...
AND MASK OUT THE...COMPLETE BRICK PATTERN.
>> MM-HMM.
NOW, YOU'RE GETTING PRETTY SPEEDY ON DOING THAT NOW.
>> WELL, YOU CAN GET IT GOING THERE QUICKLY. OOPS.
>> IT DOES STICK TO ITSELF EASILY, DOESN'T IT?
>> YEAH, BUT LIKE ANYTHING, ONCE YOU GET GOING, YOU GET
GOING. I AM--I'M JUST GONNA DO THIS.
>> SAVE THAT. SEE, I THOUGHT A WHILE GO YOU'D PROBABLY WAD
THAT UP, BUT NOW I SEE WHY THOSE SMALL ONES--
>> OH, THE SMALL ONES ARE GREAT, YEAH. SO, YOU KNOW, ALL
THIS STUFF IS USABLE. AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE THESE
PRE-MEASURED OUT, OR I'M JUST KIND OF GUESSING AS WE GO HERE
JUST TO GIVE YOU THE IDEA.
>> MM-HMM.
>> OK.
SO IT'S STARTING TO TAKE THE SHAPE OF BRICK.
>> IT'S STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A BRICK WALL.
>> LITTLE BIT. OK? SO THIS IS KIND OF WILD, TO HAVE THIS. AND
IT'S GONNA TAKE SOME TIME.
JUST, YOU KNOW, RELAX AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH IT.
>> OK.
>> AND THEN--OK. I'M GONNA JUST--I'LL JUST DO ONE MORE SO
IT KIND OF LOOKS MORE LIKE BRICK. AND THEN WHAT WE DO IS
WE'RE GONNA TAKE ACTUAL DRYWALL MUD.
>> OH, THAT'S WHAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT TO GIVE IT THE
TEXTURE AND IT DIDN'T MATTER IF IT WAS OVER WALLPAPER OR NOT.
>> RIGHT.
>> MM-HMM.
>> SO...
AND YOU'RE GONNA WANT TO HAVE A TRAWL. AND IT'S JUST VERY
SIMPLE. I MEAN, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL ANYTHING
FOR THIS. THAT'S WHY I LIKE DOING SOME OF THIS STUFF,
BECAUSE IT'S JUST SO EASY. I MEAN, YOU KIND OF JUST...
YOU WANT TO COVER THE SPACE.
YOU DON'T WANT IT TOO THIN, AND YOU DON'T REALLY WANT IT TOO
THICK, YOU KNOW? IF IT'S TOO THICK, OF COURSE, IT'S GONNA
CRACK.
>> OH.
>> BUT YOU WANT TO COVER THE SURFACE.
>> IS THIS THE SAME TYPE OF PRODUCT THEY USE WHEN THEY DO
THOSE, I THINK THEY'RE CALLED TUSCAN WALLS OR SOMETHING, WHEN
THEY'RE REAL--THEY HAVE LOTS OF TEXTURE TO THEM? IS THIS THE
SAME PRODUCT?
>> WELL, THERE ARE DIFFERENT TEXTURES YOU CAN USE, BUT A LOT
OF--WHAT I'M BIG WITH WITH MY VIDEOS IS DOING STUFF VERY
INEXPENSIVELY WITH EASY-TO-FIND MATERIALS. SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO
GO AND GET THE FANCY STUFF.
>> OH.
>> OK? THIS IS JUST--YOU CAN GET THIS ANYWHERE. AND JUST PUT
ON A NICE COAT. AND, OF COURSE, YOU'RE GONNA WANT TO LET THAT
DRY.
>> ALL RIGHT. HOW LONG DOES IT USUALLY TAKE? OVERNIGHT OR...
>> DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER, BUT AT LEAST OVERNIGHT.
>> AND HOW THICK? YEAH.
>> OK. AND SO WHEN THAT'S DONE...
ON THE VIDEO, I SHOW YOU, DEPENDING ON WHAT COLOR BRICKS
YOU'RE GONNA DO--OF COURSE, THESE ARE RED, BUT YOU COULD DO
GOLD, GRAY, WHATEVER BRICKS YOU WANT, AND WHATEVER SHAPE YOU
WANT. AND THEN, ONCE EVERYTHING'S DRY AND I DO A
LITTLE SPONGE PAINTING ON TOP--AND YOU CAN SEE ME DO THAT
IN THE VIDEO--AND THEN-- >> WHAT KIND OF PAINT IS THIS,
THIS RED?
>> JUST WALL PAINT.
>> OH, JUST--OK.
>> THIS TYPE OF SPONGE PAINTING IS ACTUALLY INCREDIBLY SIMPLE.
YOU CAN BUY MY SPONGE PAINTING VIDEO, TOO, IF YOU WANT TO GET
REAL COMPLICATED ABOUT THIS, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY QUITE SIMPLE.
YOU CAN SEE I--IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE MUCH HERE. THE SPOTS ARE
COMING THROUGH.
>> BUT I DO SEE NOW WHY YOU LEFT THOSE LITTLE TAILS OUT. I
WONDERED A WHILE AGO IF WE NEEDED--BUT NOW I SEE WHY.
>> EXACTLY. RIGHT. HAVE A TAIL ON YOUR WALL--AND ESPECIALLY ON
YOUR WALLS, SOME OF IT'S GONNA BE BURIED, AND ESPECIALLY WHEN
YOU DO THE LONG PIECES ACROSS SO YOU KNOW WHAT TO PULL OFF
FIRST. AND THEN IT WILL PULL OFF THE...
>> OOH, THAT'S FUN TO SEE WHAT IT'S GONNA LOOK LIKE.
>> YEAH. AND THEN IT COMES TO JUST PEELING ALL THIS OFF. AND
IT'S A LITTLE MESSY.
>> THUS THE DROP CLOTH WHEN YOU'RE WORKING ON IT?
>> YEAH. PLUS THIS HAS HAD SOME TIME TO DRY, MORE TIME THAN
WOULD BE ALLOWED IF YOU WERE ACTUALLY DOING IT YOURSELF.
>> NOW, THAT CAME OFF GOOD.
>> SO...
SOMETIMES IT HELPS TO HAVE LIKE A TWEEZERS OR SOME SORT OF
PICK-LIKE TOOL BECAUSE SOME OF THESE SMALLER--
>> OR EVEN A LITTLE KNIFE THAT YOU CAN SLIP UNDER THERE, I
GUESS.
>> YEAH. ANYTHING THAT ACTS LIKE A PICK.
>> UH-HUH.
>> MAKE SURE YOU GET IT ALL OUT.
OK.
>> OH.
THAT ONE'S--DEFINITELY NEEDS A PICK.
>> OK.
>> OK.
I SEE NOW WHY WE WANTED THE...
>> SEE, I PREPARED THIS, LIKE, A WEEK AGO, SO IT'S A LITTLE
MORE STUBBORN THAN YOU'RE GONNA BE DEALING WITH, ACTUALLY, WHEN
YOU DO IT YOURSELF. OK.
SO--WHOO! THERE WE GO. WE'RE GETTING A BRICK PATTERN.
>> YEAH.
>> THERE'S ONE MORE BURIED UNDER HERE.
THERE WE GO.
>> MM-HMM. THAT'S THE ONE I NEVER COULD--YEAH.
>> AND THEN THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS YOU CAN DO TO FINISH IT
OFF. YOU CAN-- >> WAS THIS JUST--LIKE I'M
SEEING THIS LIGHTER COLOR THROUGH HERE. DID YOU USE JUST
ONE COAT OF PAINT OF THE RED BRICK PAINT ON TOP, OR DID YOU
MIX SEVERAL WHEN YOU DID THE SPONGING?
>> I USED A COUPLE, A COUPLE DIFFERENT SHADES OF RED.
>> UH-HUH.
>> THEY KIND OF BLEND INTO ONE.
AND THEN YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A GLAZING-TYPE MATERIAL, AND
YOU CAN RUB THAT IN, GIVE IT MORE OF AN EFFECT, DEPENDING ON
WHAT YOU WANT. AND SOMETIMES YOU MIGHT WANT THE WHITE
HIGHLIGHTS, SO IT WOULD BE FUN TO COME BACK IN AND SAND IT OFF
A BIT.
>> OH. UH-HUH.
>> SO WE'RE JUST CREATING A LITTLE MORE DEPTH BY USING THIS.
>> MM-HMM. HMM.
>> AND IN THE RIGHT PLACE, IT BECOMES VERY, VERY CONVINCING...
>> UH-HUH.
>> THAT IT'S RED BRICKS. SO THERE WE GO. IT'S
ACTUALLY--IT'S SIMPLE. IT'S JUST A LITTLE TIME CONSUMING.
>> RIGHT. IT'S AMAZING.
>> YEAH.
>> IT DOES LOOK LIKE BRICK.
>> YEAH.
>> WELL, I APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. THANKS FOR TELLING US
ABOUT IT, AND IT'S FAUXFUN.COM, RIGHT?
>> YOU GOT IT.
>> OK. WE'LL LEARN HOW TO DO IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH,
BARBARA.
>> SURE.
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