I hope everyone has a fab Easter weekend and don’t eat to much chocolate…..not that I will be following my own advice of course hehe…
I wanted to share a recent make with you, It is a house shaped wooden shelf system and it was painted grey with clouds, as a request to match some wallpaper a customer had.
I snapped a few photos of the process to share.
Take your wooden house shape shelf and paint it the base colour you want. I didn’t primer this (paint with a coat of gesso or similar) I just used a couple of coats of the colour i wanted it. I didn’t have a grey paint and was worried that if I mixed my own and needed more for any reason, I wouldn’t be able to get the right shade again, so I popped to my local DIY store and got a couple of tester pots in the colour that closet matched the sample paper I had been sent.
2. For the clouds I used a memory box die to cut out some clouds from some scrap card.
3. And using a white gel pen, I drew around the clouds onto the wooden house. I drew the cloud outlines in various random places.
I used a Sakura gelly roll pen, but any white pen that allows you to draw onto the paint will be fine, preferably with a fine nib though, as you don’t want it interfering with the white paint you will use.
I made sure some went off the bottom and edges as I find it gives it a more natural look.
4. Using two different sized brushes (one for filling, one for outlining) I painted each cloud, using a white acrylic paint.
5. It took me a couple of coats on each cloud to make them look as ‘white’ as i wanted and to neaten up any lines etc. I also used my white gel pen to smooth a couple of the edges.
And that was it all done 🙂
Memory box cloud die – Or any cloud shaped die or cut out/stencil
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