Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial

Marilyn is a member of the Old Farmhouse Gathering and the owner of Harvest Moon Primitives. Stop by and visit her shop today. She is a very talented artist!!! We appreciate her sharing the tutorial for:

Aging Wooden Pieces

Start with raw wood...I sanded it to smooth the finish of the wood. I then added a coat of sealer because the wood I used was very pourous. I made my wood 1" larger than the stencil, but you can make it any size you choose.
Next is the basecoating of the wood

Once that is dry...I did the stencil. Make sure you measure carefully so it is centered on your wood. I cut the wood 1" larger than the stencil. I like to use a sea sponge when applying a stencil like this because it is very thin and I don't want to bend the stencil. Once that happens it is never the same.

  The finished stencil looks good huh?

Next comes the sanding...I used my mouse sander, but if you don't have one, regular sandpaper will do...just takes longer, and more time.

Once sanded the way you like...then it's time to add the stain/antiquing. I used Briwax in Black to stain them both, however, on the mustard board I added minwax stain first...and used the black lightly around the edges


Lots of time, and work, but well worth it...when you have your finished checkerboard.! You can use this technique on all your wood pieces you want to "Prim" up...and they come out wonderful!


Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Marilyn and everyone,
Your gameboards look so nice. There are always so many steps involved when working with wood, aren't there? Thanks for sharing your tips with us.

Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

Jody said...

Wonderful tutorial...really enjoyed this!

Maria said...

Wow. That looks like a lot of work. You do such nice work. The gameboards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing! :)

Barb said...

Great tutorial! I might be able to even do that...no I will leave it to the professional! But at least I now have a bit more knowledge!
Thanks for sharing,

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Thanks for sharing this with us! I really want some gameboards and I think I am going to need to give this a try!!

Marilyn said...

Glad to do the tutorial...it gives you so much pride when you do something yourself and it comes out well...Enjoy


Anonymous said...

It looks great, thanks for sharing it! You make it look so easy to do.

nancy huggins said...

Love the gameboards..Where did you get the stencils? I would like to give it a try..Thanks for posting it :)

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

I love picking up lil tips here and there for a change when doing my own woodcrafts. Thanks Marilyn and Lucy:)

Trish-Ladybug said...

Wonderful tutorial Marilyn
Yes there always many steps working with wood,love working with
wood.. Thanks for sharing your tips
and the Tutorial ...

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The Country Primitive Shoppe said...

Love your tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing your techniques!