How to Paint Furniture, Blend Color With a Spray Bottle and Clay Molds

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In this video I share how to blend paint with a spray bottle of water and add detail to plain furniture with paper clay and molds from Iron Orchid Design.
I found this mini armoire at a consignment store for $100, it came with the original key and a highly varnished surface.
I added several layers of watered down paint, using all natural clay based paint from DIY Paint :) in the colors Gravel Road, Queen Bee and Mermaid Tale
found here- https://diypaint.co/collections/diy-paint-and-finishes
This piece of furniture was plain, all the detail you see here is from clay molds by Iron Orchid Design, they are very very easy to use. I show you just how easy in my video. i know it might look complicated, you'll want to see this in action to believe it!
I outlined the inset of the door with the clay and added more clay designs to the corners.
I have been following The Turquoise Iris on Facebook and have be dying to know how she creates her blended finishes, so I went to etsy and ordered her paint tutorial for $10 here- https://www.theturquoiseiris.com/listing/526553682/diy-tutorial-painting-furniture-blending
Then I started to work on my video, watch the transformation below...
Watch the video and see how I used a spray bottle full of water to blend several thin layers of paint...
It looks really weird before its finished, this method literally transforms as the paint dries, I began to wonder if I had ruin this project but the final results are lovely.

To add detail,I made a bunch of paper clay furniture molds and glued them on the armoire... I
For more step by step details, photos and information about our free classes and make and takes at DIY bootcamp this fall, please visit my blog here- http://debisdesigndiary.com/new-video-how-to-blend-paint-with-a-spray-bottle-and-using-clay-furniture-molds/
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We would love to meet you in real life!

Suggested materials:

  • DIY Paint   (http://diypaint.net/find-a-retailer/)
  • DIY Clear Wax   (http://diypaint.net/find-a-retailer/)
  • Iron Orchid Clay Furniture molds   (http://amzn.to/2hEBK8X)

Debi Beard
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  • Lnc21613729 Lnc21613729 on Aug 16, 2017
    Where can I get the molds? I replayed that part but still could not hear where.

  • Nan Nan on Nov 05, 2017
    I would love to do this with my pantry door. . do you think it would work ok on a hollow core door?

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  • Karolyn Karolyn on Aug 24, 2018

    I just love your videos! You make me laugh out loud a lot of the time, but I'm always smiling during the whole thing!!! And, of course, I always love what you've done with your projects!! Thank you for your tips and tricks!



  • Serena Grace Serena Grace on Oct 17, 2018

    ripper well done u cleva gal. cheers serena. tailem bend south australia

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