Stop by and read all about how Jessica from Loveleigh Creative Soul created this fun growth chart with Bliss, Graphite and Clear Glaze, and Pocket Watch metallic cream!
This project achieves a weathered turquoise finish using paint application technique, finishing product application and a little bit of sanding. The faux gold leafing is such a cinch you’ll be kicking yourself for not being an owner of this magical product before! An extra bonus, this entire project was dried within 2 hours.
For this project I used:
To begin this quick project I started off with a clean piece of pine board. With a dry brush technique [liberal paint application on a dry brush, no more than 1/3rd of the brush dipped in paint, and of course a dry brush] I applied Country Chic’s Bliss All-In-One Paint over the top and sides of the board. The paint application is what achieves the weathered look. If you are interested in varying thicknesses of paint, that is perfectly fine, do yourself a favor and apply it in several coats to ensure the paint is evening drying [it will dry super quick if it’s applied evenly, allowing you to work even faster]. After one coat and about 5 minutes of dry time, I lightly sanded the edges and corners to smooth out any build up I may have missed. The end product needs to be smooth (even paint) in order for the vinyl to adhere.
The next step is to apply the glaze. As you can see in the photo, I was not shy with the amount I applied. I needed quite a bit to work it in as I wanted [again, this product dries very quickly, try to apply in a room without a breeze so you can work it into the wood as long as you need].
With a clean rag, glaze applies very transparently; varying thicknesses of application can create varying deepness of color. When applying, I did it much like with the paint, in various areas of the board. There’s really no way to make a mistake, if there’s a spot that doesn’t look right you can add more glaze or sand it down to the paint once it’s dried. Again, I wanted to keep my coat even and smooth. For deeper coverage, I added a second coat.
Faux gold leafing is so easy and really there’s no technique - all you need is Country Chic Paint’s Pocket Watch Metallic Accent Cream.
Metallic Accent Cream is super creamy, its consistency is similar to glaze with a little more thickness. It’s very easy to paint on with a brush. One coat of Metallic Cream will add a pretty shimmer to paint and increasing coats create greater coverage. To achieve the desired gold I applied 4 coats.
After applying the vinyl I sealed the front of the board with Country Chic Clear Glaze. Clear Glaze can be used as a sealing medium, which is fantastic sealant for vinyl.
The glaze applies an opaque white and dries perfectly clear. Now this little growth chart is ready for a darling new home! Happy painting!
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