Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Painting With Stain

Have you ever painted with stain? I don't mean just staining...I mean painting a design with stain. I have seen some beautiful pieces with elaborate designs that use different color stains. I tried my hand at painting with stain with a simple design on a beverage cooler. 

My friend, Chuck, makes awesome coolers using cedar. He had a New Orleans Saints fan who wanted a fleur de lis painted on the front of a cooler. So, he cut the cedar to size for the front of the cooler and gave it to me to paint the design.

I lined up the boards and drew the fleur de lis with chalk. Then I started painting with VooDoo Gel Stain from the Dixie Belle Paint Company. This stain is water based and makes clean up easy.
 I chose the color Tobacco Road.
 I left areas I wanted as a highlight blank.
 I filled in the highlights with Dixie Belle's Bronze Patina Paint, then added some shadows with Dixie Belle's oil based gel stain in the color, Espresso.

 Once I finished my part, Chuck built the cooler and the Saints fan was very happy!
Now I'm waiting on the perfect piece to try my hand at something a little more elaborate!

You can check out Dixie Belle stains and other products HERE .


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12 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! I love the aged look stain gives it as opposed to paint. :)

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  2. Hi there and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Looks like you started the year off with a bang. Such a gorgeous aged look! Sending hugs and wishes for a fabulous New Year.

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  3. That turned out excellent! The stain gives it a nice finish that paint would never be able to do. Great choice!

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  4. Turned out really nice Virginia! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. It looks terrific. I love Dixie Belle products.

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  6. Never would have thought of using stain as paint! Looks great! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  7. Wow, I too would not have thought of painting with stain but it turned out great (and you have a talented woodworking friend). Featuring when my party opens tonight.

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