About a year ago I showed y’all how to stain wood using paint. This little tip has helped others turn simple projects into works of art near and far.
I’ve recently started using Dixie Belle paint and found this technique to be even better with their chalk mineral-based paint.
The application is smooth and easier to apply allowing the wood grain to shine through in addition to adding color. It also dries faster which is perfect for the busy crafter.
Paint Arrival and Introduction.
Dixie Belle paint is water based which means it’s needs to be stored at room temperature over th winter months to keep from freezing.
The plastic jars are double sealed which is nice and their color assortment is fantastic. Today we’re sporting a nice mix of spring colors we’ll be staining onto pieces of pine.
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Dixie Belle Color Flamingo Application
You have the option to sand your wood to smooth the edges prior to appling this technique. I was presently surprised when I added this flamingo color, the light weight appearance worked.
I could have painted this wood with a brush but I would have missed the details and that color pop that I really like in my wood projects.
- The stain technique is simple, all you need is a rag and bit of paint.
- Apply a dab of paint on the rag and rub into the wood.
- It dries in minutes.
Dixie Belle Paint can be purchased online right here.
The kudzu green is very unique, this shade really pulls out the wood grain much like this birdhouse project from last week.
I use paint for my smaller garden projects or those made in my workshop classes.
As much as I enjoy working with wood, I also like adding pops of color through paint staining because it’s clean and simple.
Paint Stained Boards
Look at these beautiful colors of wood, each one is bright, screaming spring. Well maybe not screaming but they sure are pretty.
The goal with paint staining is to allow the wood grain to seep through in addition to leaving behind a pop of color.
Paint staining with Dixie Belle paint makes this technique possible and less difficult to achieve.
Protective coats can be added if desired, they bring a little shine forward and project the long gevity of each project.
Have you ever thought about teaching a workshop class? We’ll I did this for several years and it was a lot of fun to watch others put their own spin on one of my craft kit examples.
I decided to write a book, sharing how to take your personalized craft and turn it a workshop environment.
Check out Make and Take Workshops here.