Thursday, November 7, 2013
Blog: DecoArt Blog Autumn Placemat
I let this dry for several hours if not completely dry for the next step you may use a heat gun to dry completely. It is Important do not over put Heat Gun to close to canvas it can burn.
Step Three: I used a stencil that looks like a wire fence, do not know the name of stencil as I have had it in my supplies for years and the name is worn off. To achieve the color I wanted I mixed these new American Multi surface acrylics, and I mixed three colors and mixed them together to get the proper color I wanted since I did not have the color on hand. You can always mix your colors if you have the basics on hand to achieve the color you need. Colors used were: Buff Beige, Brown Sugar, Black. I used a stencil brush to apply the stencil using a very dry brush I load my brush with paint and then wipe off on a scrap of denim from my hubbys old pants legs and this will dry your paint to a powder consistence. When you are working with stencils use a circle motion so the paint does not go under you stencil and you will have a crisp edge when finished. To clean you brush use Decoart Stencil and Brush Cleaner, apply a small drop on your palette paper or Tim Holtz work sheet and rub in a circlural motion and it will foam up and clean the brush and rub on a paper towel to dry. NEVER PUT YOUR STENCIL BRUSH IN WATER.
When completely dry take the Decoupage and brush over the entire mat let dry completely and you can add more layers of Decoupage until you get the finish you want. It will be easy to wipe off messes with a damp rag. It can be used over years if stored flat in dry space.
I left this mat very simple you could add as much decoration you want on your background there is no limits when it come to your creativity.
This is the last of my Autumn Post I will be doing Christmas projects the next few weeks...Everyone loves Christmas Decorations...And I have some great new products to share with you for those projects.
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Happy Crafting <3