When restoring an old wooden object, it can often be useful to clean or strip it.
Thanks to painting on wood, revive old possessions : make them useful and decorative too !
The surround of this writing case has been painted with leaves of different colors and shapes using a stencil (cleaned after each leaf). Note the tree's planting pot motif has been repeated along the side in the form of a fence.
Stencil painting on wood technique
For a "stippled" effect, use a short handled stencil brush - more practical and generally gives a better result. Alternatively, use a flat end brush. Pat with a brush from which any excess paint has been removed with a cloth. So the paint doesn't run, the brush should be barely damp (otherwise the moisture draws the paint through the wood).
For a more 'blended' effect, apply paint to the stenciled areas using circular movements of the brush. Let dry before placing (if the motif needs it) the second stencil : certain designs are produced by the use of several stencils.
Painting on wood from a drawing
We play on contrasts here, with a goose made from the same design as the painting, but in salt dough, attached by a red ribbon like the one painted on this chopping board.[stencils] [wood cut-out] [painting on cloth]