Unicorn Spit Wood Grain Technique on a Picnic Table (video Tutorial)

3 Materials
$150
3 Weeks
Medium

How to Unicorn Spit on a picnic table. Get amazing results!


If your a beginner I would advise looking into practice pieces before starting a project like this as it can take up to a 3 weeks to complete.


Unicorn Spit is considered a gel stain and glaze in ONE bottle. And believe me the bottle might be small, but it can be used in so many ways and can last over a year depending on how you use it!




First if you want this look you have to torch the wood. I was scared of a torch for awhile so I had my husband show me how to use it to get over my fear. It's ok to go back and look it over the next day and either sand or torch more. It's kinda hard to do it all in one day .....my hand starts hurting from holding the torch and I didn't want to drop it!

PART ONE: Preparing for Unicorn Spit with burning wood. (skip to PART 2- if you don't plan on it for Unicorn Spit (colored wood stain) you don't have to but it adds dimension and a cool look.

I hope these videos help you achieve your dreams of capturing all Unicorn Spit can do.  Really I believe I will always be learning! I plan on showing the process of the top of it. Join us spitters!


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**This is a separate picnic table I did last year. Below is a video of my picnic table hand stained HOURS of work. I used Unicorn spit for the colorful stain.

 *Please note I have practiced with Unicorn Spit for about a year before I attempted this. It took a total 1 month to complete. Still stands as one of my largest piece of functional art I have ever made..... So far!

Check out more helpful videos on my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/TheArtChick/videos

Suggested materials:

  • Picnic Table   (Lowes)
  • Unicorn Spit   (https://www.michellenicoles.com/theArtChick?rfsn=3790263.1b4a32)
  • Water   (Tap)

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  • Bobbie Marshall Bobbie Marshall on Dec 11, 2020

    I think your table is beautiful!! But can we say Unicorn Breath instead of unicorn spit?

  • Diana Runs with Scissors Diana Runs with Scissors on Dec 12, 2020

    I have this same table well one very much like it from Pier One. I love the rectangular shape of the table and I have refinished it up to the point of adding gel. The one thing I noticed when painting it was brushstrokes that I didn't want to be seen. Is the trick to paint it in the corners of wood so we discovered on the first coat but not necessarily with the grain? On the second and third coats, keep the brush Strokes with the grain?

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