I have been wanting to try some decoupage projects lately, but couldn't think of any ideas.. The the other day while I was shopping at a local thrift store I came across some old wall paper border that I thought would look great along with Old Town Paints Chalk Style Finish on a piece of old furniture!
I had a small plain white vintage chair that Sasha had given me to paint and thought it would be perfect for this project.
The first color I decided to use was Old Town Paints Tree Bark. I used a damp foam brush to apply this coat. The dampness of the brush gave it a "wash" effect and you could still see some of the white coming through the paint. I only used one coat of Tree Bark because I planned on layering some other colors on top.
I waited about ten minutes for the first coat to dry then I added another layer of paint using Old Town Paints Stone. I applied this layer by using a dry paint brush and slapped the paint on in a very quick and messy style (I used one of my older more beat up brushes to do this
|second coat of Cottage White|
|first coat of Cottage white|
After letting the paint dry I realized that it didn't really match the wall paper angels that I wanted to decoupage and normally I don't mind if things don't match(my socks are always different colors lol) but for this project i wanted it all to look like it was made together and aged together! So I decided to add a final layer of cottage white. I did two layers of Cottage White, both times using a wet paint brush to give it more of a washed aged look.
Once I finished all of the distressing i added a quick layer of Old Town Paints Antique Glaze using a damp foam brush and wiping excess off with a rag.
Now the fun begins... DECOUPAGE!! The first thing that you must do is cut out the pieces that you want to decoupage, once you have them cut out pick a place on your project where you want to apply them. In the spot that I chose to stick the angel i applied a thin layer of Old Town Paints Clear Matte Finish then sprayed some adhesive to the back of the angel and applied it to the chair and let dry for a few minutes. Once it was dry I went over the Angel lightly with just a little bit of Antique Glaze. I did the same thing for the angel on the back of the chair. once the Antique Glaze was Dry I sealed the whole chair with the Clear Matte Finish.
I was so happy with the way this turned out and the Old Town Paints Clear Matte Finish worked great for decoupaging! And you can see in the pictures of the finished project how the layers of color come through after it had been distressed!!