IOD Gallery Wall Episode 3

Here is episode 3 of the IOD Gallery Wall Series!

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Here is a list of all the products you will need to get started:

Dragonfly Piece:

7.4″ x 6” sande smooth plywood board (1/2″ thickness)

Coarse sandpaper

Cream paint  

Paint brush

1″ Painter’s tape

Dark grey paint

Light green wash (using a light green paint, add water to create a wash!)

Dark gray wash

Classic gold liquid leafing

Square brush

Fine sandpaper

Tiny chisel brush OR a light gray pigment marker

Rose Toile Decor Stamp FIND YOUR STOCKIST HERE

Clear wax

Wax brush

Shop Cloth

Hammer

Simple picture hanger 

Ruler

 

Rose Toile Piece:

8″ x 8” sande smooth plywood board (1/2″ thickness)

Coarse sandpaper

Cream paint  

Paint brush

1″ Painter’s tape

Dark grey paint

Square brush

Fine sandpaper

Rose Toile Decor Stamp FIND YOUR STOCKIST HERE

Clear wax

Wax brush

Shop Cloth

Hammer

Simple picture hanger 

Ruler

 

Seal Piece:

7.4″ x 6” sande smooth plywood board (1/2″ thickness)

Coarse sandpaper

Cream paint  

Paint brush

1″ Painter’s tape

Dark grey paint

Fine sandpaper

Queen Bee Decor Stamp FIND YOUR STOCKIST HERE

Clear wax

Wax brush

Shop Cloth

Hammer

Simple picture hanger 

Ruler

 

Are you ready to get started?!

Begin with your sanded boards, and apply a cream color base coat to all three boards’ front and edges. Our Dragonfly and Rose Toile pieces have a matte, so once these two boards are dry apply tape all around. Lay the tape down ¾” from the edge of the Dragonfly piece and ¼” from the edge on the Rose Toile piece, and use a straight edge and razor to trim the excess tape for a perfect corner!

On our Dragonfly and Rose Toile pieces apply a dark grey paint to the outer edges and sides, and paint the entire Seal board black.

Mix a light blue/green wash for our Dragonfly piece, and paint within the tape to fill the center. Apply a grey wash to the center of the Rose Toile piece, and lightly blot the wash with a shop cloth for nice movement.

Now it’s time to create a fun linen texture on our Seal piece! Make sure the paint is totally dry, and grab your coarse 80 grit sandpaper. Using your straight edge for perfect lines, pull the sandpaper straight across the board. Once the whole piece is sanded in one direction, turn the piece to pull the sandpaper across perpendicularly for a lovely linen effect.

Once you have your linen pattern on the Seal piece, take the coat of arms stamp from our Queen Bee Décor Stamp set and apply a layer of paint to the stamp with a brayer. Using a thin mount to stamp, lower the painted stamp to the center of the piece and (being careful not to shift the stamp) press down to transfer the paint! Let this dry thoroughly, then finish with a clear wax. One piece is complete!

Take your Rose Toile Décor Stamp set and apply a russet red paint to a floral section with a brayer. Stamp center of the Rose Toile board with the stamp, and wipe any excess red paint from the frame with a wet wipe.

For the third board, take the dragonfly stamp from your Rose Toile Décor Stamp set and apply dark grey paint with a brayer. Use a thin mount and stamp the dragonfly into the center of your third board. Using a chisel brush and a grey wash, apply a thin line to the center of the matte to give a three-dimensional feel to the piece. For a classic (and we think dreamy) effect, take a classic gold liquid leafing and add a mitered edge and texture to the frame!

While the Dragonfly piece dries, finish up your Rose Toile piece! Sand the edges of the frame for an aged feel, and peel off the tape to see your finished piece.

Once your Dragonfly and Rose Toile pieces are fully dried, apply a clear wax and buff with a dry shop cloth. Take all three pieces, and lightly tap simple picture hangers in to the backs of the pieces.

Your three fun-sized pieces are now complete and are ready for you to add to your growing gallery wall!

 

Don’t miss a thing! HERE are the first 2 episodes!

IOD Gallery Wall Episode 1

IOD Gallery Wall Episode 2

 

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  1. Anonymous on June 27, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    You girls are amazing.

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