Learn this out-of-the-box paint finish and unique techniques to add texture and interest to your furniture and decor.
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Time: 2 Hours Cost: $35 Difficulty: Easy
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Start by thoughouly cleaning and degreasing your project piece removing any dirt or grime.
I applied the IOD decorative detailing using thier resin moulds (Prima Marketing Inc) simply brush moulds with corn starch then fill with paperclay. Smoothe the backs of detail flat then simply pop them out of the moulds. I applied Gorilla Glue to the detailing to attch them.
Paint products I used are Diy Paint from Debis Design Diary, Mermaid Tail and Fancy Farm Girl
pour one straight line of each color right beside each other in a plate, load a chip brush so that half of brush is covered in each color
begin applying paint in single swipes, not overworking or over blending the colors too much. Let dry
With regular clear wax, use a cheese grater to grate off chunks of the wax.
Press chunks onto the piece so that it slightly sticks to the surface.
shhhhh! nobody tell my secret ingredient to use to crackle! Yep, just good ole elmers glue! apply very thin inconsistent applications randomly over the entire piece. Then immediately apply the next layer of paint while glue is wet
Cover the entire piece covering up the layers of glue and chunks of wax. Let dry completely.
Ooooo! I really love this part! Using a putty knife gently flake away all those chunks of wax so that all the under layers of color will pop through!
Nect cover entire piece with Clear Patina from the DIY Paint line to seal.
lastly you can apply glazes or waxes of your choice! I used clear wax mixed with dark wax from DIY Paint line to achieve this final aging look!
Notice I added copper to the decorative detailing and handle to help match the inside of the stand to the copper tin!
see full demo of this entire look in my online video!
Materials I used for this project:
- Diy Paint Products (https://diypaint.co/?aff=17)
- IOD Moulds (http://amzn.to/2l6vR5I)
- Finnabair paste (http://amzn.to/2rkDe8p)