Summer is almost over and the kids are about to go back to school so I'm sure you all know what that means.... yep, it's that time of year again, when everyone starts digging out all their craft supplies and gets back into creative mode, yay!
After a really nasty gastro bug which lasted over two weeks I've finally managed to get back into the studio this week. So my first craft project after my hiatus ended up being a paint rack I picked up at Coleman's Craft Warehouse when I did the napkin decoupage demo back in August...
MDF Paint Rack
Vintage Collage Napkin (16 604 08)
Ultra Matt Chalk Mod Podge (62 249 11)
Flat Brush & Small Round Brush
Pale Gold Gilding Wax (Pebeo)
Step 1. Make up the paint rack following the manufacturer's instructions.
Step 2. Paint the sides of the rack with white acrylic and leave to dry.
Step 3. Apply a coat of Mod Podge over the painted top and then apply a piece of napkin over the top, lining up the edge of the napkin with the front edge of the rack. Pat it down to make sure it is stuck and then carefully apply more Mod Podge over the top.
Step 4. Use a wet paint brush to remove the excess napkin.
Step 5. Apply another couple of layers of Mod Podge over the top, leaving to dry between coats.
Step 6. Repeat Steps 3-5 for both sides.
Step 7. Paint all the edges with black gesso and leave to dry.
Step 8. Pick up a little gilding wax on a piece of tissue and lightly brush over the napkin decoupaged surface, being careful to avoid the recessed tabs.
Step 9. Carefully brush gilding wax over the gessoed edges.
Step 10. For added protection you can paint the sides and edges with another layer of Mod Podge.
Et voila! I decided not to bother filling in the tab recesses as I was too impatient and I didn't think it really mattered anyway, but you could fill them with standard filler if you wanted to before decorating.
Happy Crafting Everyone!