I’ve been wanting to create a project using a birch round and gold metallic paint for quite a while now. But since the rounds are cut right from the tree, the surface isn’t exactly smooth which worried me just a bit.
But then I was lucky enough to receive a challenge from FrogTape® to use their new textured surface kit to create a project. What a great idea! Painting textured surfaces has always been tricky…but with the FrogTape Textured Surface kit, I hoped it would be easier. I figured this was the exactly the project to try it out on.
So I went and got the supplies I needed.
What I really wanted to do was create a monogram…but I didn’t want it to simply be the letter “H”. I wanted to add a little interest. So I decided to create a negative space monogram.
I started out by taping off a square.
Then I created a monogram out of the tape. (Luckily “H” is a pretty easy letter to create.)
Then I simply followed the instructions of the Textured Surface kit.
I went over the edges with the enclosed sealant. The purpose of the sealant is to create a barrier so that paint can’t leak under the tape.
Then I used several coats of the gold paint.
Once the paint was dry to the touch, I removed the tape.
I have to say, I was honestly impressed. There was no leakage at all. The lines were incredibly sharp. I was more than impressed. I was amazed.
I absolutely love how the monogram turned out! And once I added some metallic gold ribbon to hang it from, I was head over heels. I’m thinking I have a great gift idea on my hands, know what I mean?
Try out FrogTape®, Textured Surface kit for yourself and then make sure and pin your projects with the hashtag #TexturedSurface – or simply search the hashtag on Pinterest for lots of inspiration.
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