A whitewashed surface, whether wood or brick, is right on trend; for this project, we whitewashed wooden cladding in four lovely different shades for added impact. Applying this technique to wood changes its colour, but does not cover the grain. And remember, it only works on raw timber and not
Here’s how…1. Dip a large piece of cloth (choose fabric that absorbs moisture well) in lacquer thinners and clean the corrugated-iron sheet thoroughly. It’s important not to use any other chemicals.2. Wait about 20 minutes for the thinners to evaporate, then apply a coat of Cloud White with a 50mm
Here’s how… 1. Paint the wooden board in Sherif’s Stone. When dry, drybrush with Silver then Rose Gold. 2. Secure the stencil on the board with masking tape and evenly spread Stencil of Paris (Tjhoko’s embossing paste) on top with a paint scraper. 3. Remove the stencil while the Stencil
You will need:• stencil in the design of your choice• masking tape• stencil brush• 250ml Tjhoko Paint (in a colour of your choice); we used Lorains Cream. Which fabrics work best?Natural fabrics such as cotton, cheesecloth and other woven materials are ideal for stencilling. Here’s how…1. Place the curtain on
Whitewash a wallMix equal quantities of Tjhoko Paint with water; we used Lorain’s Cream. If you’re after a moresolid whitewash effect, add more paint and less water. If the wall needs a wash, use a mixture ofsugar soap and water and allow it to dry before applying the whitewash technique.
Getting Started Paint the wall with the base colour – we used Lorain’s Cream. Apply two coats of paint; wait for the first layer to dry completely before applying the second layer (about 30–40 minutes between coats). Then leave overnight before doing the stencilling, as the masking tape used for