I have been wanting to try this technique for awhile but wasn’t brave enough to do it on a large project. It was so much easier than I expected and I will definitely be using it again soon.
The supplies I used were:
A wood tray that came with a wedding gift, Vaseline (petroleum jelly), paint, and foam brush.
After I wiped all the dust and spiderwebs off the tray, I applied a little Vaseline to all the edges where I wanted to see distress.
Next, I used a foam brush and painted one coat of my new favorite color of paint on the tray.
I waited until the paint was dry to the touch.
Then this was the fun part. I started by using a sanding block to lightly sand off the paint around the edges. The paint came off so easily I could have used a paper towel. I am used to sanding for several minutes to get the look I like but I think I was done in 60 seconds 🙂
Now this next step was important. Anywhere the Vaseline was the paint was not going to stick for long. So to keep from losing more paint I covered it in a clear top coat.
That was it!! Super quick paint job. I love the results and can’t wait to paint something else 🙂
Painted with ❤
Needles & Nails