If you're looking to add a touch of rustic charm to your home decor, creating a faux wood plank using Iron Orchid Designs Barnwood Plank Stamps is a fantastic option. In this blog post, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of achieving an incredible wood plank effect using only Iron Orchid Design and Annie Sloan products.
Let's get started!
- Iron Orchid Designs Barnwood Plank Stamps
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco, Old White, Honfleur, Aubusson, Graphite and Provence
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Charcoal
- Chippy brush
- Black Sharpie
- Straight edge
Prepare the Base
Start by applying a base coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco to your surface. This will serve as the foundation for your wood plank effect. Use a chippy brush to create a textured and uneven application for added authenticity.
Create Faux Planks
Once the paint is almost completely dry, use a straight edge and a black Sharpie to draw lines across the surface, imitating the appearance of individual wooden planks.
pro tip: divide your surface so that your boards are about equal sizes, preferably the same width of your stamps!
Layer the Colors
To achieve a weathered and aged look, layer the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors. Begin with Honfleur and Aubusson, focusing on marrying the colors in certain areas. Apply these darker colors towards the edges of the faux boards to create depth and dimension. Use a dry chippy brush technique to ensure a distressed appearance.
Add Accent Colors
Introduce pops of color by using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence and old white. And repeat with Honfleur and Graphite. Apply these shade strategically along the planks, blending with the surrounding colors. And streaking along the length of the boards in others. This will give your wood plank a unique and vibrant touch. Work fast so that paint remains wet and thick so that you have texture!
Stamp with Iron Orchid Designs
To enhance the wood plank effect, use the Iron Orchid Designs Barnwood Plank Stamps. Apply Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White to the stamp using a brayer. Ensure an even and thorough coverage of paint on the stamp. Press the stamp firmly onto the surface, creating the impression of wood grain. Repeat this process across the entire surface, aligning the stamped planks with the drawn lines for a cohesive look.
Pro tip: We recommend stamping the knots in Graphite.
Allow the stamped design to dry completely. Once dry, you can distress the surface further by lightly sanding certain areas or adding additional layers of paint if desired. Finally, seal the wood plank with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Wax for added durability and protection.
By following these steps and utilizing Iron Orchid Designs Barnwood Plank Stamps along with Annie Sloan products, you can easily create an incredible wood plank effect that will add rustic charm to any space. Experiment with different colors and techniques to achieve a personalized and unique result. Have fun and enjoy the process of transforming your home decor with this faux wood plank technique!