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Waverly ® Inspirations Brushes - Basecoating
Item #60538E

The Waverly Inspirations 2" Basecoating Brush is beautiful and functional, making it great for all of your crafting needs. The brightly painted wooden handles are comfortable and sturdy; the bristles, made from high-quality nylon or natural bristles, help to spread paint effortlessly. Use with Waverly Inspirations paints for everyday craft and home decor projects. To extend the life of your brushes, clean them while wet with mild soap and water, and reshape bristles while wet.


Waverly ® Inspirations Super Premium Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint - Silver Lining, 2 oz.
Item #60657E

Designed to coordinate with Waverly Inspirations Fabrics, this signature palette of Semi-Gloss paint will complete your home decor style. Thanks to a high-performance, durable, and fade-resistant formula, Waverly Inspirations Super Premium Paint is the ideal paint for your indoor and outdoor DIY craft projects. The heavily-pigmented paint is perfect for heavily-used furniture and accessories. It works beautifully on decorative glass, wood, paper mache, terra cotta, concrete, and plastic when applied by hand or with a stencil. The convenient 2 oz. inkwell-style bottle reduces wasted paint and provides 5 square feet of coverage. For best results, use with Waverly Inspirations brushes and applicators.


Waverly ® Inspirations Super Premium Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint - Elephant, 8 oz.
Item #60921E

Designed to coordinate with Waverly Inspirations Fabrics, this signature palette of Semi-Gloss paint will complete your home decor style. Thanks to a high-performance, durable, and fade-resistant formula, Waverly Inspirations Super Premium Paint is the ideal paint for your indoor and outdoor DIY craft projects. The heavily-pigmented paint is perfect for heavily-used furniture and accessories. It works beautifully on decorative glass, wood, paper mache, terra cotta, concrete, and plastic when applied by hand or with a stencil. The convenient 2 oz. inkwell-style bottle reduces wasted paint and provides 5 square feet of coverage. For best results, use with Waverly Inspirations brushes and applicators.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Waverly Inspirations fabric
Mahogany slant-front secretary desk
Brush basin
Paper towels
Foam plates or bowls
Craft knife
Medium- or fine-grit sandpaper
Tack cloth
Household glass cleaner
Fabric scissors
Yardstick or ruler
Screwdriver

Instructions

  1. Using a screwdriver, remove all drawer and door pull hardware creating a smooth surface for painting. Set hardware aside.
  2. Clean the previously finished surface with household glass cleaner to remove dust, dirt or grease deposits.
  3. Pour a small amount of Elephant into a foam bowl as a palette or load the brush directly from the paint bottle.
  4. Apply Elephant to the entire exterior surface of the secretary desk using long, smooth brushstrokes. Also paint all hardware Elephant and allow to dry. Clean the basecoating brush with soap and water, then allow both the brush and the painted secretary desk to dry thoroughly for approximately one hour.
  5. Following instructions above, paint a coat of Silver Lining to the interior of the secretary desk including the shelves. Allow to dry one hour.
  6. If needed, lightly sand the painted surfaces smooth removing all unnecessary texture of uneven paint application or messy brushstrokes using a fine grit sandpaper.
  7. Apply a second coat of Elephant and Silver Lining over the entire secretary desk for opaque coverage. Allow to dry thoroughly for approximately 1 hour.
  8. Using a ruler or yardstick, measure the interior back of the display section of the secretary. Cut Waverly Inspirations fabric to match measurements.
  9. Evenly brush a liberal amount of Mod Podge Matte onto the interior back of the secretary. Press the precut fabric onto the wet Mod Podge, smoothing out wrinkles and air bubbles and pressing the fabric into the corners and along edges. The Mod Podge will serve as the glue to attach the Waverly Inspirations fabric to the secretary desk. Allow 20 minutes to dry. If desired, a topcoat of Mod Podge can be brushed over the fabric in place. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  10. Replace all hardware.

TIPS

  • Use stencil or painter's tape as an aid to apply paint evenly where the two colors may meet along the edges of the desk.
  • Sometimes, it may be easier to seal the back-side of fabric with Mod Podge first before cutting it to size. Simply brush Mod Podge over the entire back of the fabric and allow to dry. When dry, the fabric can be cut to size or applique designs can be cut from the fabric without producing frayed edges.
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