Texture and Watercolour Meet

I snagged this beaten up chest on chest, full of holes and missing veneer
I love the shape but decided it needed some interest and colour. Out came the stencil and the drywall compound!
It was my plan to add a small image transfer of one of my watercolour paintings, I wanted to evoke a look of a loved chest from a time gone by
left a circle clear of texture, ready to transfer my image. Copied onto laser copy paper and using a gel medium
Painted the drawers in buttercup yellow then applied a wash of cadmium red acrylic paint. The whole thing was then 'aged' with General Finishes java gel, applied and immediately wiped off.
The top was in a really bad way, java gel applied with a paint brush. The body was painted in buttercup yellow and java gel and the raised parts dry brushed with the same yellow paint. Knobs painted black and the whole thing sealed with Minwax Polycrylic
I LOVE it!!
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Here is a video showing how to do raised stencilling
Julie McDowell - Design Artist
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  • Pamela Field Pamela Field on Mar 13, 2016
    what is an image transfer?

  • Pamela Field Pamela Field on Mar 13, 2016
    I love it! Where did you get that great stencil??? :o

  • Pam2029533 Pam2029533 on Mar 14, 2016
    I'd like to try this on an oak piece I have that is missing veneer. Where can I buy this stencil?

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