Friday, November 13, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Textured Candle Holders
Layered muslin adds texture to wood blocks

Tutorial at Hands On Workshop Blog

"We found these small wood blocks at Bunnings which are used to stack under sofa legs to add height and protect the floor. We started by painting on primer, then a layer of glue, but the surface crackled and blistered. The result created an interesting effect because the base colour shows through the crackled paint.  By adding another element (strips of muslin) and finishing off with a highlight colour. The textured finish turns a useful item into an decorative accessory for a table setting. The trick to creating this textured painted finish is to have an oil-based primer as the base, add a layer of paint, then aquadhere glue, then add another light layer of paint as a highlight colour".... Read more

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