Stencil with Wax on [re]design!

 Have you seen the Painted Lady? This beautiful piece was found in Arizona and brought back in the truck to our workshop in Temecula for a much needed makeover. Unfortunately, we went to town on it and forgot to take a before pic, but that's OK....this post is about a fun technique we think you will love and we did take photos of the process-phew!

Have you seen the Painted Lady? This beautiful piece was found in Arizona and brought back in the truck to our workshop in Temecula for a much needed makeover. Unfortunately, we went to town on it and forgot to take a before pic, but that's OK....this post is about a fun technique we think you will love and we did take photos of the process-phew!

 This post is all about adding stylish character using our [re]design stencils and wax pastes to your projects.  And it is so easy to do.  Here is what we used and how we did it...

This post is all about adding stylish character using our [re]design stencils and wax pastes to your projects.  And it is so easy to do.  Here is what we used and how we did it...

 This is one of our waxes I used-Eternal. Here are some amazing aspects about our waxes:  -They glide on smooth and creamy  -They can be used with any paint brand  -They are permanent when dry  -High pigmentation for ultimate results  -No bad odor  -Available in 12 (amazing) colors . Check them out  here! 

This is one of our waxes I used-Eternal. Here are some amazing aspects about our waxes:

-They glide on smooth and creamy

-They can be used with any paint brand

-They are permanent when dry

-High pigmentation for ultimate results

-No bad odor

-Available in 12 (amazing) colors . Check them out here! 

 Grab a hold of a wax brush, and start dabbing in the tin. Tap off excess onto paper towel or cloth. Make sure you coat the brush as evenly as possible. 

Grab a hold of a wax brush, and start dabbing in the tin. Tap off excess onto paper towel or cloth. Make sure you coat the brush as evenly as possible. 

 We used our Distressed Flourish [re]design stencil. This stencil is made of thicker mylar so you cab also use it with a dimensional substrate like plaster for example. We mixed and matched designs so you can do a collage style design for walls or decor projects with ease. 

We used our Distressed Flourish [re]design stencil. This stencil is made of thicker mylar so you cab also use it with a dimensional substrate like plaster for example. We mixed and matched designs so you can do a collage style design for walls or decor projects with ease. 

 For this particular project, I just wanted to use the flourish design for the table top. So we taped off the design we wanted and also used the tape to tack it to the table to hold in place while stenciling....

For this particular project, I just wanted to use the flourish design for the table top. So we taped off the design we wanted and also used the tape to tack it to the table to hold in place while stenciling....

 Dab the wax over the design, making sure you add an even coat of the wax for the design to come through. Add more wax as you go or needed. You can lift up every so often to be sure you have added enough and you are happy with the results. 

Dab the wax over the design, making sure you add an even coat of the wax for the design to come through. Add more wax as you go or needed. You can lift up every so often to be sure you have added enough and you are happy with the results. 

 Voila! Looks great so far....We cleaned the top before we started and just decided to go right over the original finish. Worked great. And no extra work needed for striping and re-staining--even better!

Voila! Looks great so far....We cleaned the top before we started and just decided to go right over the original finish. Worked great. And no extra work needed for striping and re-staining--even better!

 Line up the design as best you can for a continuous flow of pattern. I had some help here. Denny helped line it up and held it while I taped it down again. 

Line up the design as best you can for a continuous flow of pattern. I had some help here. Denny helped line it up and held it while I taped it down again. 

 Repeat the process as before and continue to do this until the table top is complete with the design...

Repeat the process as before and continue to do this until the table top is complete with the design...

 Add the wax to the details on the piece to bring out the beautiful carvings. I used my fingers so i had more control over where the wax was applied. I just wanted to hit the high points. 

Add the wax to the details on the piece to bring out the beautiful carvings. I used my fingers so i had more control over where the wax was applied. I just wanted to hit the high points. 

 I did the same on the drawers and waxed the hardware too (yes-you can use the wax on metal too). On the bottom portion of the table, we used Annie Sloan Old Violet chalk paint. It is such a pretty color. 

I did the same on the drawers and waxed the hardware too (yes-you can use the wax on metal too). On the bottom portion of the table, we used Annie Sloan Old Violet chalk paint. It is such a pretty color. 

 Here is another shot of the top-the wax over the natural finish...

Here is another shot of the top-the wax over the natural finish...

 We hope you enjoyed today's post. This was a really fun project and we hope you will try this idea on one of your future projects.   Looking to purchase our products? Go to our  "Where to Buy"  tab for a list of [re]design retailers all over the world. And be sure to join our  Facebook group  to see what everyone is creating with our [re]design products.  Stay tuned for more inspiration right here on the blog, so visit again soon...

We hope you enjoyed today's post. This was a really fun project and we hope you will try this idea on one of your future projects. 

Looking to purchase our products? Go to our "Where to Buy" tab for a list of [re]design retailers all over the world. And be sure to join our Facebook group to see what everyone is creating with our [re]design products.

Stay tuned for more inspiration right here on the blog, so visit again soon...

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