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I have had this little paper mache deer head for a while now, and never could really figure out what I wanted to do with him. Back in April when I went to Plaid headquarters and learned about one of their new products I immediately knew what I was going to do with this little deer of mine. FolkArt Painted Finishes in Concrete! Yes you can now paint something with paint that gives the illusion of concrete. This is exciting news with concrete being on trend for home decor!
The FolkArt Painted Finshes paint is not only available in Concrete, but you can also now buy these finishes that give the illusion of rust, moss, and barnwood. Today I’ll be showing you how you can use the Concrete and Barnwood Finishes, but at the bottom of the post I’ll give you some examples of the others and I’m sure you will be seeing some more of these around the blog!
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- FolkArt Painted Finishes in Concrete and Barnwood (Available in 2oz carded set or 4oz open stock)
- FolkArt Painted Finishes Shortie Brush Set for FolkArt Painted Finishes
- Paper Mache Deer Head – Hobby Lobby
- Scrap 1×4’s
- Kreg Jig
- Super Glue
- Hot Glue Gun or Super Glue
Start by painting the deer head with the FolkArt Painted Finishes in the lighter color of the Concrete Finish, this is an easy dab on formula, so you won’t need to brush it on like normal paint. Using the brushes specifically for this formula apply using a dabbing motion, you’ll want it to be kind of thick giving the illusion of concrete. Following the directions on the bottle, start with the light Concrete paint color and apply liberally.
While that is still wet, start dabbing on the darker Concrete color in random patterns to provide dimension and depth to the paint color. I like to blend mine in pretty good, but you can play with it to get the overall look you want to achieve. If you feel it’s to dark, just go back over it with some of the lighter color.
Now it’s time to let the deer dry for approx. 4 hours, and while that is drying we can work on our wooden plaque. I used 3 scrap 1×4’s I had in my garage and attached them using Kreg Jig pocket holes.
Now let’s make this look like barn wood using the FolkArt Painted Finishes. First you will apply a coat of the Barnwood Tint with FolkArt Painted Finishes Shortie Brush following the directions on the bottle. Let this dry approx. 4 hours and then we can move on to the wax.
Apply the wax over the Barnwood Tint with the Shortie Brush and scrape off the excess, I used an old credit card, but you need a hard thin surface to remove the excess.
To mount the deer head to the plaque I used super glue and then secured it with a few finishing nails, with my nail gun, from the back of the plaque.
Now place your new Concrete Deer Head Taxidermy wherever your heart desires! My guy ended up on our rolling bookcase for the summer. I can’t wait to dress him up for the holidays!
Concrete Deer Head Taxidermy
I promised you some examples of the other amazing FolkArt Painted Surfaces so here you go… ; )
You can learn more about each of these finishes HERE.