Asked on Jul 20, 2019

How do I give a cardboard letter a distressed look?

Cheryl ABeverly Roderick at Across the BlvdFiddledd224


5 answers
  • Gk
    on Jul 20, 2019

    You can paint it with chalk paint Sandy and then distress it with a light sanding. You only want to remove the paint not sand too deeply into the cardboard. You could use a darker color under a lighter color-two different coats of paint--sand lightly to let the darker color show. Finish your project with a coat of clear sealer or poly.

  • Teacup8885
    on Jul 20, 2019

    Maybe very very little paint on a dry sponge(2-3) colors that work well together, dab em allover separately then gently smudge them together with clean dry sponge n maybe dry paper towel!!??!

  • Fiddledd224
    on Jul 20, 2019

    You can age it by painting it with wet tea and letting it dry. Make sure you don't apply it soaking wet or you may have a mess---

  • You can paint cardboard as long as it's sturdy. Thin cardboard will curl when painted. Apply a thin coat and use a piece of sand paper to distress the edges.

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