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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Faux Wood week with Nikki

Morning all,

Today I'm sharing a 'weathered' painted wooden look with you, on one of my favourite Tando pieces, the lovely Heart 3d Round Basket.  I love the different looks you can achieve on this, there are so many ways of painting it!

I started by laying all the pieces out flat, and painting both sides with tinting base.  Some Crackle paint was added in thin patches, following the 'grain'  in one direction.

Paint was brayered, again in one direction only, in two colours, (a mixed up blue with Cobalt Blue Hue & Tinting base, and then a slightly watered down burnt umber.  This gives the appearance of weathered wood.  It's also nice as some of the white still shows through, to give it another dimension.

I also added with a dry brush, some touches of Blue Green, to look more like beach hut painted wood.

'Screws' were added by painting Tando elements in burnt Umber & Pyrrole Orange, and some Quin Gold added as a rust 'drip'

I ran my fingers down all the edges of each panel with Burnt Umber before assembling, to make it look more like planks of wood. 

The whole piece was finished with a few coats of Ultra Matte Varnish, to protect the board and screws.

I really had fun making this piece, and it's pride of place in my 'Coastal' Conservatory. 

Don't forget to check out the rest of the team's Faux Wood design's this week.

Happy Crafting,

Nikki K.

Products Used:

Tando Creative:
Heart 3D Round Basket
Screws from Industrial Elements Kit

DecoArt Media Line:
Ultra Matte Varnish
Crackle Paint
Tinting Base
Burnt Umber, Cobalt Blue Hue, Blue Green Light, Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrole Orange.


Craftychris said...

Absolutely fabulous! You have done a remarkable job making it look so real! xxx

Jan Hill said...

I love this, so clever. It belongs in my lounge x

Dana Tatar said...

Wow! You nailed the texture of weathered wood. I love this Nikki!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Nikki . Love ❤️

Wilma said...

love it!!!And going to try it myself.

Heather Thompson said...

beautiful creation!!! love it.