When I told you all this year I would be trying new things, I guess I was not fooling around. Today I am sharing how to age and patina wood. One lesson I am learning in life is patience. I have never been much of a patient person. Patient with my boys..YES, Patient with my husband, so so, patience with my readers, YES, patience with my sister, NO, patience with my MOM, Yes, now I am:) Anyhow, you get the gist. I run hot and cold in the patience category. These latest projects I have been sharing with the Plaster of Paris, do indeed require patience. I am enjoying the process though immensely.
I am learning as I go, so I do appreciate you being patient with me as well and learning with me if you don’t already know how to do these sort of projects. If you missed my last few plaster of Paris projects
You can check those out after this post.
I started off with my wood board. I get all my boards and wood at Lowe’s home improvement. I have them cut it to size on site. It’s very inexpensive and you can get quite a few signs off one large piece of plywood. They have pine and other varieties of wood to choose from.
I decided on this board I would go for the worm wood look. Using a hammer and needle nose pliers I simply pounded and gashed away. That was a lot of fun in itself. After that I used my favorite gel stain to stain the board. NOTE: Next time I would stain the board after using the plaster the Paris.
There was really no covering up this mess. Although, I thought I could with a damp paper towel. No biggie though. I wiped up the best I could and waited for this board to completely dry over night. This is where patience comes in.
The next day I went over it again with gel stain and let that dry over night. This is where the fun part comes in with the patina. I took my stencil and went back over the project with some simple red craft paint. Just a light dab here in and there. That dried quickly and then I was able to come in over the stencil again and use my shimmer lumineer paints and dusting powders. I LOVE those craft paints and shimmers. I will leave the link down below. I have only used them on other time before when I tried them on a glass. I then lightly sanded the project and used a wax to seal it all. I like how in some areas it is chippy and raised and in other parts of the sign it is not. Just a neat look overall.
I love the old aged patina look of this board. It was a fun process and one that took me a few days to work on. I think I am starting to enjoy my new found patience. We shall see how long it lasts.
I can’t recall if I ever shared the final on this memo board? This is basically just two boards put together, using fastener clamps on the back, wrapping twine, adding ribbon and then using it as a picture board.
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