Redoing a vintage metal tray into an antiqued finish using a decoupage and stain technique.
What you need
Tray or similar item to use this idea on such as a can, box, jar, etc.
Desired print, antique photo, typography, etc.
Decoupage solution (white glue and water)
White chalk paint
Lacquer or clear coat
|So moving on to projects on the back burner, I decided to do a decoupage and stain technique that I admire so much done by other artists. This vintage metal tray is perfect for it.|
|I printed out the designs and decoupaged them onto the cleaned off tray.|
|After it dried, I used white glue to make raised scroll work around the prints.|
|Adding white paint over the entire tray, I only lightly white washed over the print areas.|
|Then added a light clear coat.|
|Then over that, a wood stain brushed on the entire surface.|
|After the stain dried, I applied a dark brown acrylic paint, smudging into the crevices.|
|Using dry brush technique over the whole tray, antiquing it.|
|Now I have a functional kitchen accent: a magnetic memo board to hang.|