A few months ago I shared a simple wood photo holder that we made on a craft day at my house last summer. I had one bigger piece of wood left over so I decided to try my boho paint finish on it.
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Boho Paint Finish Wood Photo Holder
- wood block
- mini bulldog clip
- Iron Orchid Designs mold – I used Baroque No. 3
- paper clay
- wood glue
- 2 shades of turquoise chalky type paint – I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint, in Escape and Treasure.
- coral acrylic paint – I used Watermelon Slice.
- light green paint – I used Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Moss Green
- white chalk-type paint – I used Everlasting
- burnt umber acrylic paint
- glazing medium
- spray bottle
- paint brushes – This is my favorite paint brush.
- palette knife
- sanding sponge
- craft heat gun
STEP ONE: MAKING THE PAPER CLAY CASTING
I used wood glue to attach the paper clay casting.
STEP TWO: BASE COAT
Once it was dry, I painted the entire board with the two blue paint colors, not cleaning my brush in between. While that was still wet, I came back with my palette knife and added the contrasting colors in random places. I sprayed it with water and smeared it slightly with my palette knife.
Using a palette knife allows the colors to move around a bit but they don’t blend together like if you were using a brush.
I used the heat gun to dry it, focusing on the acrylic and enamel paints to get some bubbles and texture.
STEP THREE: WHITE WASH
When that paint was dry, I painted a thinned down coat of white paint over the whole board.
I waited until the white glaze was completely dry before using the sanding block to bring out the colors.
STEP FOUR: GLAZE
Then I mixed a little burnt umber with the glaze and brushed it on and wiped it off with a rag. When that was dry I gave it a final sanding.
Here’s the Facebook Live video where I showed how to do this method on a photo holder board.
STEP FIVE: ADD CLIP
I drilled a starter hole with my Dremel and then screwed in a mini bulldog clip.
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Thanks for reading my project. Let me know if you try making it. I’d love to see how it turns out.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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