I am so excited to share this these beautiful DIY transfer art wall plaques that were submitted by one of my readers! They were submitted by Yvonne from Home In Time via my new submissions page, and I think they are absolutely amazing!
Here is Yvonne’s full tutorial…
Plywood cut into 30cm X 30cm pieces
Stage 1 and Stage 2 Craqulure
I started with one coat of paint emulsion (in the color of your choice). Two layers of paint can be used…darker as a base and lighter as top coat. Distress when dry to bring out a stronger layered distressed effect.
Choose your graphic image and print on a laser printer, reversing the image. Place face down on the plaque using tape on each corner. Pour a small amount of Citri Solv into a glass container. Soak a minimum amount of Citri Solv onto a cotton cloth. Working from the corners of the image/shape (not the whole piece of paper), slowly and carefully rub over the print. Work on a hard surface only. Be careful not the overdo it on the Citri Solv as the print will bleed.
Once the print has completely shown through, use the back of a spoon to rub the print so that it imprints into the wood. Keep the image still. Press hard and go over it again if necessary. Lift the print every now and then to check the depth of the image.
Using Stage 1 Craquelure, lightly stroke the plaque in downwards strokes and let dry. Using Stage 2 Craquelure, load the brush more heavily, and paint in downward strokes. Do not over paint a stroke, just start from where you finished when reloading the brush. Using a hair dryer, watch the glaze slowly crackle.
When it is dry, rub in a medium brown wax which will make the crackly have more depth. If you overdo the brown, simply use a clear wax to rub it away. You can finish by either distressing it or by dry brushing with a light wash paint.
Thank you so much for sharing such a fabulous project with us, Yvonne!
You can find Yvonne on her facebook page Home In Time, HERE.
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