Here are a few pictures of some of the pieces I’ve done it on:
- Tissue paper (I am always on the look out for different tissue paper designs. I have a hoard of it.)
- 1GEL a Decoupage, Transfer and Sealing Medium all in one.
- Soft cloth – I prefer a staining sponge
- 150 grit sandpaper
- 220 grit sandpaper
- Ancient Agings Aging Dust from Heirloom Traditions
- Vintiques Antiquing Gel from Heirloom Traditions
- Paint if you prefer to paint the finish before you apply the tissue paper. It’s strictly up to you. I used a coat of Vintiques Chalk Type Paint in the color Barkcloth and a coat of Posh Pink Chalk Type Paint by Heirloom Traditions for this demo. I do this finish on raw wood so the wood grain shows through and also on painted surfaces. It’s a matter of preference depending on what you’re working on.
Let’s get started! First I applied a coat of Vintiques Chalk Type Paint in Barkcloth.
Second, I applied a coat of Posh Pink Chalk Type Paint.
Third, I applied a generous coat of 1GEL.
I let it dry for about an hour and then I applied a coat of 1GEL on top to seal.
I let the top coat of 1GEL dry and then sanded the excess paper off of the edges with 150 grit sandpaper. I also use this little blue treasure craft distressing tool by Ingvild Bolme I bought from Prima Marketing a few years ago to distress the edges. I love it!
I sprinkled on some Ancient Agings Aging Dust to add some contrast and worked it in with a 220 grit sanding block.
Then I added some Vintiques Antiquing Gel to give it some extra grunge.
Below are some drawers I did for a piece with the tissue paper over raw wood.
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Thank you for your support and thanks so much for stopping by! -L