Mix three parts Easy Street, one part Vintage Affliction, and one part Brooks Grey One Step Paint.
Step 2: Paint Your Surface
Using your custom color and a high density paint roller to paint your surface. Allow it to dry 20-30 minutes.
Step 3: Make Your Glaze
Remember your ratios for a glaze - one part glaze, one part water, one part paint. For this glaze we are going to mix one part Glazed Over, one part water, one part of our paint we mixed in the first step but we will also add a little Lady Singing The Blue Ones Step Paint and Black One Step Paint. We wanted to have a bit of a darker color for this glaze.
Step 4: Paint Your Glaze On
Paint your glaze on using a sponge brush or a roller. Apply it in all different motions - circular, organic squiggles, etc. Work in sections so you have complete control over your areas - you want to work fairly quickly so it does not dry. After applying your glaze to a section, bunch up a lint-free rag and pounce it on to the section. We don't want it to be too crunchy or to look like leather. Allow your glaze to dry.
Step 5: Lay Your Stencil Down + Mix Your Gel Art Inks
Lay your stencil down on your piece and press it down so that it sticks. These stencils are great because they will hold in place on your surface and then you can easily remove it. Wash your stencils in water, let them dry, and use it over and over!
Time to mix your Gel Art Ink - mix Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, and Hush Your Mouth Gel Art Ink.
Step 6: Apply Your Gel Art Ink To Your Stencil
Apply your mixture in sections to your stencil using an artist brush.
Mix more blue into your other mixture and apply is here and there.
Use a ChalkArt spreader to start blending your inks around.
Add some Metallic Silver Ink and work that around the stencil.
Keep adding more gold and silver and blending until your stencil is covered.
Step 7: Remove Your Stencil
Remove your stencil and see your gorgeous design! Be sure to wash your stencil as soon as you can.
Mix your Venetian Plaster with warm water, you want your consistency to be similar to a thick sour cream. Apply your Venetian Plaster to your metal trough and spread it on to your burlap. Completely cover your burlap and let it dry overnight.
Step 3: Apply Your Milk Paint
Mix up your Milk Paint, it's best to mix this the night before! Brush your Milk Paint on to your burlap, work fast because the plaster will be sucking up the Milk Paint. Apply it the Milk Paint in vertical motions to your burlap. Let it dry.
Step 4: Sand and Stencil
Sand your burlap a little so you can see the texture coming through. Take your favorite A Makers' Studio Stencil and ChalkArt Color. Apply the Mesh Stencil and ChalkArt to your burlap. Create all kinds of fun designs based on what you want to use your burlap piece for!
Step 5: Distress
Roll up your piece of burlap to distress it. We want piece to crack off so squeeze your burlap as you roll it!
This week on Finish Friday, Amy concludes the 2-part series on techniques for weathering and aging wood pieces. In Part 1, Amy showed off some gorgeous pieces that were treated with Amy Howard at Home Better With Age solution and Venetian Plaster, finishing with Cerusing Wax to add a nice sheen. In Part 2 this week, Amy is talking about adding layers to finishes with tools and plaster, using stencils, and treating a piece of furniture that has already been stained.