Hi everyone, well, I have had my entry for the display chain ready for a week—except for the final two photos. I missed the delay date so I was ready early. THEN, I thought I had signed up—not sure if I did or didn’t. My boys would say some of my charm () comes from how easily I get confused!! If I’m NOT in it, that’s OK—I’m happy to share this!! ANYWHO…..here is my TIP O’ THE DAY!!
My favorite crafting trick is waxing. No, not like Steph ‘s waxing ()—but resist waxing on my wood pieces! Take a look…….
These are MDF cutouts—paint with black paint and dry well.
Using a WHITE candle (I use an old taper ) rub wax on edges pushing hard. I do a little on the front close to the edges too. See the white chips? DON’T knock them off! This works really well if the surface is a bit rough.
Don’t use a colored candle—I tried….I regretted.
Paint with your chosen color—-doesn’t hurt to let a little black show through or uncovered…………I usually do one smooth, even coat. It’s OK if a bit of black shows.
LET DRY COMPLETELY!!! Sand…I use 100 grit—if it is not chipping off, use rougher sandpaper. Make sure you sand where those chips are!
See how nice the edge looks? I let a bit of the black go uncovered by the top color on the edges.
Click to see a close up on this one….
Wipe dust off and start painting….
How did YOU get on here!?! Pesky kitty!! I Wuv those wittle toes!!
Finish painting , antique with your favorite, and clearcoat!! TA DA !! This works great on smaller furniture and accessory pieces too.
See how pretty the wax resist looks?
I used to cut a LOT of stencils. Stencil plastic or mylar can get expensive. If you have access, get old xrays from someone you know who works in a hospital. Brian was famous for being a daredevil when little, so I had a constant supply of xray material. And it was, well, interesting having a stencil with bone images!!
That’s it!! Hope these are tips that help you!!–Jan