Friday, December 8, 2017

DIY "Rust"ic Ornaments

It's beginning to look a lot like a "rust"ic Christmas! 
Creating rust is easy with the Patina Collection from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
I started with a plain wooden ornament. It had a red ribbon which I removed.
 I gave the ornament a coat of Dixie Belle Paint. I used Barn Red, but the color doesn't matter because in the end it won't show. The patina needs something to grab onto, so that's why you can't skip this step.
 To create rust, I used the Iron Patina Paint. It has metal in it which can settle, so I gave it a good shake then painted one coat of the iron paint onto the ornament.
 I let the first coat of the Iron paint dry completely. Then I painted a second coat of the Iron Patina Paint.
 While the second coat was still wet, I sprayed it with the Green Patina Spray. 

 The spray reacts with the iron to create rust. The process begins to happen quickly, but can take up to 6 hours to complete.
 Look at that beautiful rust!
 I added a sweet little wooden deer to the ornament using E6000. Keeping with the rustic theme, I added jute to hang the ornament.
 You could stop there, but I wanted the deer to blend more with the color of the rust. So, I added Bronze Gilding Wax.
 You can use a brush, but I prefer to apply it with my finger.



 Here's a look at the progression...
 Warning: If you use this product, you will want to rust everything!!!



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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mad About Plaid

Cold weather and plaid go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. Nothing feels better in the Winter  than a plaid flannel shirt or cozy blanket. Add the warmth of plaid to your Winter d├ęcor with this do it yourself frame. 
Supplies:
Wood Block
Paint in 3 colors
Paintbrush
1 inch Painters Tape
Sandpaper
Jute
Glue
Wooden Embellishment (optional)
 Cut a 1 x 6 board to 10 inches long. If you don’t have the tools needed to cut the board, your local home improvement store will cut it to the desired length for you. Sand the ends to make them smooth and remove any splinters.

Paint the block of wood with one of the 3 colors. Let dry.

 Line up a piece of the painters tape horizontally across the edge of the block of wood. Line up a second piece of painters tape along the edge of the first piece of tape. Continue this process until the block of wood is covered.
 Once the block in covered, remove every other row of tape. 

 Paint the exposed rows with a second color of paint. Let dry. Repeat this process vertically across the block. Let dry.



 Place painters tape horizontally across the block to form small stripes that will cross over the original base color and the second color. Fill in with the third color of paint. Repeat this process vertically.


 Place the tape horizontally across the block to form small lines across the second color of paint. Fill in with the base color and then repeat vertically.

Sand the block to give it a worn look. This will also mask any imperfections in the lines.

 Cut a piece of jute that will wrap tightly around the block seven times and secure on the back of the block with glue.


Optional: To add a holiday touch, paint a wooden Christmas embellishment with one of the paint colors, and glue it onto the jute at one end of the block.

Tuck your favorite photo into the jute, place on a table or shelf, and go mad for plaid!






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Monday, November 27, 2017

You Crackle Me Up!


I've been so excited to try out Dixie Belle's new Crackle & finally found the perfect piece for it.
There was however a problem. The drawer stunk! It smelled like something climbed in there & died! Well, maybe not that bad, but bad nonetheless. 
 Luckily, Dixie Belle has a solution for that too. BOSS to the rescue! It blocks odors, as well as stains & prevents bleed through. It worked like a charm to block the smell in the drawer.
 I painted the entire table with the color Gravel Road.


 Once the paint was dry, I added the crackle. You have to be careful not to overwork it or it won't crack as much. 

 I let the crackle dry overnight, then painted the table with Manatee Gray.
 As the paint dries, it will start to crack.
 I love the result!
 The second problem with the table was that it didn't have a handle. I had one leftover from another project but it was the wrong color.
 So, I painted it.
 Midnight Sky was the perfect color to bring it all together.


 I may become obsessed with Crackle! 





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