Print Project

Distressed Beach Starfish Plaque

Author: Amanda Formaro

Supplies

  • plastic bucket lid
  • staining/antiquing medium
  • thickening medium
  • Ryobi Sander
  • soft brush
  • dry rag

Paint

  • Americana Bleached Sand
  • Americana Spa Blue
  • Americana Raw Umber
  • Americana Desert Sand
  • Americana Cocoa

Instructions

  • First I sanded the entire surface and sides of the wood using my beloved Ryobi hand sander. Then I dusted it off with a soft brush.
  • I added a coat of Bleached Sand. I thought about giving it a really good coat of paint, but I was pretty smitten with the way it looked with all the little nooks and crannies. So I just painted until I liked it.
  • I ran a dry rag over the still damp paint. I wanted to removed any excess paint and dry it off, while giving it a more aged look from the start.
  • I used a dry brush to randomly add Spa Blue.
  • Applied the stain…
  • … and wiped it off, and just kept doing this until I was happy with the results.
  • … and wiped it off, and just kept doing this until I was happy with the results. I didn’t want it to be dark, just a little aged.
  • It was easier to show you how I made the dots by using a video…
  • I let it dry overnight, then dry brushed some cocoa carefully over the starfish to make it a little darker and make it look a bit sandy.