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Distressed Wildflowers Tray Art with FolkArt Paints and Stencils

A shiny metallic tray serves as an awesome background to a distressed wood plaque stenciled with wildflowers in silhouette.

At a Glance:

#5038 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Stencils Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Wildflowers & Butterflies

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $5.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 3/8"

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.69
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Soft Apple, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Coffee Bean, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Ashland metallic silver tray, small wood plaque, Brush basin or container for water, paper towels, Fine grit sandpaper, Wood fence – lime green scrap book paper (The Paper Source), ¾” Flat brush, No. 1 Liner brush, White candle wax, Hot glue/gun, Scissors

Instructions

  1. Measure and cut scrapbook paper to fit inside metallic serving tray.
  2. Decoupage paper to tray using Mod Podge Matte and a ¾” flat brush. Smooth any wrinkles and wipe away any excess Mod Podge. Allow to dry approximately 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. When dry, brush over decoupaged paper in tray with a coat of Mod Podge, allow to dry.
  4. Basecoat wood plaque Coffee Bean. Allow to dry, sand smooth and reapply if desired.
  5. Using a white candle rub over edges of plaque and areas you wish to seem distressed and old.
  6. Paint top of plaque Soft Apple and sides of plaque Fresh Foliage. Allow to dry.
  7. When dry, sand over plaque to remove some of the top layers of paint to expose the brown basecoat creating a distressed look.
  8. Position Wildflowers and Butterflies stencil where desired and stencil a Licorice silhouette. Allow to dry.
  9. Add a stenciled dragonfly at the top of the tray and if desired, trim with additional scrolls and brush strokes using a No. 1 liner brush.
  10. Attach the small plaque on the tray where desired using hot glue.
Tip: Use a plate hanger attached to the small tray to hang your artwork on a wall.

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