Step 1: The Template
Step 2: Cut It Out
Step 3: Paint
Sand with very fine sandpaper, I used 220 grit, and wipe clean.
Now brush on your final coat.
Note: I used Behr porch and floor paint because it was on hand and because I wanted my necklace displays to match my studio, but you can use whatever you have, including cheap acrylic craft paint.
Step 4: Details
Step 5: Making a Base...
First cut the top off straight across with a hand saw so that you are able to get a good angle cut.
Second, hold your display board up to the spool and decide what angle you want the board to set and mark the spool with a pencil.
Now you will cut the angle with the hand saw and hold your display board up to it in a dry run to make sure you like the angle you have cut.
And the last step is to glue the spool to the back of the board (this is why you have waited to pain the back, so the glue can get a good strong bond, after the glue dries you can paint the back)
I used E-6000 jewelry adhesive, mainly because it's what I had on hand and because it's a good strong glue that will glue almost anything. I also propped the spool so that it would lay flat on the board until the glue dried. You can also tape it in place with masking tape until it dries.
Step 6: Distressed Aged Paint Technique...
1. Dry brush some white streaks gently from the top of the board to the bottom, this give a nice weathered effect. Let dry completely.
2. Now mix some brown acrylic paint with water to make a "stain". Brush all over your board and quickly wipe away with a damp cloth. This leaves the darker paint in the crevices and details of your appliques and tones down the brighter colors in your previous paint layers.
You can now brush on a layer of sealant, or spray on some sealant or just leave it as is and a paint chip here or there will only enhance the effect.
Step 7: Finished Display...