My latest dragonflies that I made with textured wings....
I used Flexall to make the texture.
It's basically joint compound but it has extra
polymers in it to make it stronger.
I use this product in a lot of different projects like
2016 Update. Flexall patch has been discontinued. An alternative is
regular joint compound, ceramic tile adhesive or texture building
products found at your craft store
I spread the Flexall with a plastic scraper over stencil of your choice.
When you remove the stencil, you are left with a raised pattern.
Let dry thoroughly.
After they are dry, sand lightly, prime then paint in your desired color
After priming, add your base coat/paint color and let dry.
If you used flat, matte,eggshell or satin paint for your base coat, you will need to
brush on a coat of clear satin or gloss polycrylic and let dry before the "antiquing" step.
If you used gloss paint for your base coat, you will be good to go.
If you don't apply the clear sealer, the brown antiquing wash will soak
into your finish and leave it very dark.
After the base coat and/or clear top coat is dry, brush on watered down brown
acrylic paint and quickly wipe off excess.
The brown wash leaves paint in the crevices and brings out all
that beautiful detail you created with the stencil.
This step really makes the stencil pattern pop.
I made another one the same way using a different stencil
I used copper plumbing strap for antenna
and a funky metal piece for the eyes
I used metal pieces from drawer pulls for the eyes on the other one
The bodies have a distressed finish
Thanks for reading!
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