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Monday, November 15, 2010

Tutorial for aged board

I took down my old board that said "The Memory Room"
cause I needed a change and had an idea.

I had to soak the letters off, since they were not vinyl
and they were decoupaged on there. After that I gave it a good sanding. Found some old stencils in my stash.
Got out the texture medium by Delta and the palette
knives and went to work on creating some texture with
the stencils.  Make sure you have your stencil secured well to the object.

For a project like this one I just spread it out on the floor.

I had to let the layers dry in between going over the designs again, to give it more height.

Then  I went over all the designs with a small sanding stick.

It doesn't have to be perfect, because you want it to look old and warn.  Next brush on Crackle medium.
(Also a Delta product)  Put it on thicker in some areas for affect.  Don't let it dry completely.
When it is still tacky, brush on paint, and
                                                         let dry completely.  It will start to crackle almost immediately.  More will come as it is drying.  
When it is completely dry, do this next step.  Take a 
walnut 'Distress Ink' pad or other dark brown stamp pad
and rub over the raised stenciled design.  Some of the ink will get on the 
board off the design, but that is okay.  You can rub some along the 
edges to and if you want to get a rag and rub some of it off, now is 
the time.  You can seal this all by using a matte finish spray, but mine
is hanging up high, so I did not spray mine.  Note:  I went over the design 
a couple of times.  I love it.  How about you?
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Unknown said...

Ooooh! I LOVE this!!!! I can't believe that you haven't received just a ton of comments, it's beautiful! I want to try it for sure!

Pam said...

I love this new look. What a great way to update without buying new. You room beautiful.

CK Chai said...

Oh, I simply love this and thanks for sharing. BTW, I chance upon your blog from Gaby's blog, great work!

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