With these cold temps…are you “Frozen?”
Yugonda said it needed a lot of work just to get it into a condition that it could be painted, but hey, for $3 – who can complain?!
She used wood filler and a sanding block, but no other prep like primer or shellac.
You might be thinking that the color of the piece in the above photo looks much lighter than what Florence typically looks like. And you are correct about that! That is because Yugonda added A LOT of the Pearl Plaster to the Florence and it really did change the color…. maybe a bit more subdued looking but she liked it.
So, she painted the AE Pearl Plaster straight from container with a small brush using snow flake stencils to the bottom of table. She held the stencil in place and lifted it right up. At The Purple Painted Lady we have used stencils with the Pearl Plaster and found it to be very easy to push through the stencil cutout and to get a smooth layer.
Since this piece was for someone special – Yugonda wanted the piece really shimmery, so after waiting 10 minutes – she then applied a coat of the Pearl Plaster over the entire piece.
Once the PP was dry (and it dries very very quickly) – Yugonda’s next step was to swipe quite liberally the back of a poster she bought at WalMart with Artisan Enhancement Artisan Enhancements Transfer Gel. She also applied the Transfer Gel to the top of the table. She felt the Transfer Gel glided on like a dream. (NOTE- she did not remove the paper, but rather left it to work like a decoupage)
Yugonda used saran wrap over the top of poster and rolled with a hard plastic decoupage roller to smooth the surface. She shared that the piece was larger than what she had worked on before, so she had to work a bit faster so it wouldn’t leave a lot of air bubbles. There are still a few bubbles which make this project less than perfect but she said she is really happy with it! Yugonda felt it was more her technique that needs work. (personally- I think it looks great!)
Then- she stenciled more snow flakes on the top of the decoupage poster using Pearl Plaster again.
Once that was all dry- she painted Pearl Plaster all over again, brushing in all directions over the poster.
Lastly! (phew) -she finished the whole piece with Artisan Enhancement’s Clear Topcoat.
Yugonda wrote me that she had no idea how creamy feeling the Artisan Enhancement products were and that it made them glide better during the application versus other products she has used.
Her last note was, “I am still learning but, the Artisan Enhancements products made this project feel easy. And I like easy ”
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