We haven’t had the IOD moulds very long but I’ve already done a few projects and wish I could just spend all day playing with these fun molds. Because these molds and the paper clay may be a bit intimidating, I am making this post all about how to use IOD Decor Moulds.
This little table started off pretty sad. I know I paid less than $5 for it.
Camouflaging the Flaws
As you can see it is missing the little drawer and the wood is in pretty bad shape. Totally calls for paint and a little make over. Little tables are a good seller for us because they are inexpensive and everyone needs them. I knew I didn’t want to spend a lot of time or money on a new drawer. The top overhang is so significant that drawer is tiny. My husband to cut a piece of wood to go over the drawer space. I already knew I was going to decorate it with IOD Decor Moulds.
Here is the wooden piece attached to the table.
I guess it looks like a mock front drawer.
Next to make the IOD Moulds! Here’s a quick little video so you can see how easy it is! She dusted the mould with corn stash to make removal easier.
Let’s Do This-How to use IOD Decor Moulds
After the moulds are made you can remove them right away being careful with the details. I glued them right down to the wood while still soft with carpenters glue. Let them dry overnight and the next day you can paint.
I painted the moulds with Fusion Mineral Paint Chocolate Brown. I wanted to distress them a bit later and have the moulds match the brown on the rest of the table.
This table had a shellac finish which I sanded, getting rid of the gloss and giving the paint something to stick to. When the brown paint had dried, I used the Fusion Beeswax Distressing Block to go over the high spots on the design. The brown paint would then remain on the IOD mould after I lightly distressed before the top coat.
The whole table was then painted with two coats of Inglenook waiting 6 hours between coats. I painted the moulds white to be an contrasting accent to the seaglass color of the table. When dry, I lightly distressed the edges of the legs, table top edges and the IOD mould high spots.
To get the aged look, I first brushed the whole piece with Fusion’s antiquing glaze. I wiped away the excess until I had the look I wanted. After allowing the glaze to dry 12 hours or overnight, I used our Tough Coat Sealer to seal the whole thing. Then I was done making a Little Heirloom Table from discarded junk!
You now know how to use IOD Decor Moulds.
Would you like to try your hand with this great medium and create something Beautiful?
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