Those who already know me, know that, besides Country Painting designs, I also like to add a personal touch to the interior design of my home. I guess this helps me in considering my things more… mine, besides the fact that I have another excuse to use and share all the creativity that’s always knocking at my door! I had this wood organizer that hadn’t been painted yet, so… it was the perfect excuse to do something creative again! In fact, I decided to make a textured decoration with stencils and acrylics!
I wanted to try some new products for some time, and I thought this was the right project to try the DecoArt Americana Dècor Metallics paints! Like other Décor products, also the Decor Metallics paints are quite creamy and have a well coverage. Plus, they really “stick” to any surface, so you don’t need to use a primer or to prep the surface. I actually used them also on plastic, and I can tell you these paints really work great also on the smoothest surfaces!
I also decided to try the Americana Decor Texture line and and I have to admit… it was love at first sight, or love at first try if you want to!!!
As you have probably seen in the Texture Painting page, I like to use textures in my projects. I also did something similar in some of my Decorative Painting designs, where I have been able to come up with an interesting technique to create a textured background (see: Welcome Spring, Summer Memories, Fall…in love and Winter Wonder). The Décor Texture line is even more creamy, so that you can easily create many different textured effects!
For this project I used:
- IKEA Moppe organizer
- Americana Decor Metallics paint – Pewter
- Americana Decor Texture (Metallics) paint – Rose Gold
- DecoArt Mandala ASD26 stencil (12″ x 12″)
- wood stain
- paper tape
- Dynasty Blue Ice size 2” flat brush
- palette knife
I wanted my organizer to have a “surprise” effect, so I decided to cover with wood stain the sides and the inside area of each drawer.
When dry, I forced myself to use some patience, and I covered all the areas I didn’t want to paint leaving only the front panel of each drawer. If you have already read some of my articles, you probably know that this is absolutely not my favorite step, but it’s really something I suggest you do if you want to avoid those famous “accidental” paint brushes I already told you about! 😉
Then I laid down Pewter on the front side of the drawers and on the whole organizer. As I already mentioned, the Décor line has a fantastic coverage, in fact I used two thin coats and it was pretty enough.
When dry, I put the drawers back in the organizer and I took my stencil. Looking at the size of the stencil and of the organizer, I decided not to place it in the center, because I would have had too much empty space around it, so I preferred to place it on the corners.
I secured the stencil with some tape in the position I wanted, I took Rose Gold and I laid down the creamy color with the palette knife! Ok, well… you have to be a little careful here to evenly level the color without pressing too much otherwise the color will pass through the stencil and you will get a bit of a mess!
Important tip: when using the Decot Texture (or any texture in general), you have to keep in mind that it takes a little more to dry. So, you need to be careful not to touch the decoration you just made or to place the stencil on it if you want to use it again!
I hope you liked this project and that my suggestions will be helpful if you will also realize a textured decoration with stencils and acrylics!
Let me know what you think and, if you have any doubts, just get in touch with me or write in the comments below.
See you next time!