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"Cracklin Rose" Design

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Create An Aged, Leather-Like Finish Using Wood Icing®, Decorative Napkins And A Stencil

We are sharing this post by blogger Debbie Dion Hayes of MyPatchOfBlueSky.com

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

You may have already discovered that using pretty, patterned, dinner napkins as a background can become lovely and aged after découpage and glazing. But have you ever gone one more step by adding an overall raised stencil with Wood Icing®?

I just experimented with this process as a new idea for walls, cabinet door inserts, book covers and canvas art. Use different napkin patterns and stencils for ever-changing effects. To see more of the background pattern, use less glaze or a smaller stencil design.


SUPPLIES
Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

• WOOD ICING®  Textura Paste, Tree Bark and Tomato Furniture Glazes
• Royal Design Studio Indian Floral Wall Stencil
• Large decorative napkins
• Mod Podge, Elmer’s Glue, or any type of découpage medium. I used Elmer’s
• tin foil for a palette, color shaper tool, rags, containers

DECOUPAGE THE NAPKINS ONTO THE SURFACE
Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

Open up as many napkins as you need for your project.

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

If you use a white glue, water it down about 20 to 30%. Use a wide brush to coat the surface with a generous amount of glue.

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

Crunch up the napkins, then lay one down into the glue, beginning at one end. Press gently to marry the paper to the glued surface. Brush a coat of glue on top. Let dry.

ADD A RAISED PATTERN WITH TEXTURA PASTE AND A STENCIL

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

Mix some Textura Paste with about 30% water to thin it some. But don’t let it become soupy. You don’t want it to run under the stencil.

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

Position the stencil on top of the surface. Put some of the mixture on tin foil. Load some up on the color shaper and gently pull it across the stencil. Try not to push it underneath. Mine ran under a bit, but I liked the way it looked. Let dry.

GLAZE

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

Pour some Tomato Furniture Glazing Color into a container and add about 20% water, then mix well. Using a large brush, cover the surface with the glaze.

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

Wipe with a damp cloth to soften. Let dry.

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins

Repeat using Tree Bark.

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

Soften with a damp towel. Let dry.

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

What you get is a soft, aged, expensive-looking finish. Sort of contemporary antique. I added piles of old family and found books to my vignette. It feels like fall, don’t you think?

Layer texture and pattern using Wood Icing® Textura Paste and decorative dinner napkins 

Do you need to protect the finish? It depends upon traffic and use. As artwork, no topcoat is necessary unless you want to add some sheen. For protection, you could add Wood Icing® Poly Acrylic Top Coat in Dull, Satin, or Gloss.

Ready to try your hand at this look?

Find your local Wood Icing retailer here. Often you will find that Wood Icing retailers also sell Chalk Paint® and Royal Design Studio stencils. How convenient is that?

{This post is sponsored by my wonderful client, Wood Icing®. They allow me to experiment with their cool products, and the ideas and comments are my own.}