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Cedar Lined Armoire in Navy with Copper - lots of pics

When I purchased this solid armoire cabinet it did not take long to decide on a navy paint color. I also like the carved details on the front but thought the top and sides would look lovely stenciled with the hardware copper. Using Homestead House Milk PaintCutting Edge Stencils & Krylon spray paint I achieved my vision.

But first it needed a good cleaning starting with vacuum followed with a scrub with warm soapy water to remove any past gunk and dirt that would hamper paint adherence. The entire outside was lightly power sanded to smooth the wood surface then wiped well again.

Thank goodness for this heavy duty furniture dolly to move it around and also allow to be tipped on its back for the cleaning and sanding portions.
As well I was able to paint the underside and base areas with primer all around to seal.

Homestead House Milk Paint in midnight blue was mixed up and painted on

One coat was all that was needed to get good coverage over the original dark stained wood.
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How to make IOD moulds with clear acrylic latex caulk

I am jumping on the IOD - Iron Orchid Désigns  bandwagon first trying the IOD transfer wall art post HERE (above right) and then moving on to the moulds. I live rural so mold medium is limited but after much research I found that acrylic latex caulking is an option. This is easily found in our local home repair stores.

This tube filled 4+ moulds

Step 1 - squeeze into the moulds
Step 2 - level with an offset knife for a smooth surface

Step 3 - let dry 2 full days minimally,in our cold Canadian climate right now even longer.  They will become clear (below shows after 2 days and not ready), I waited 4 days
NOTE: they will shrink down a bit, that is normal

Step 4 - unmould.. first wipe the surface edges with a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol to make nice clean edges and pull out.

 and this is the result. The pieces are very flexible and continue to become clearer as they fully dry once out of the moulds. I am letting them dry on paper towel to allow air to the underside as well.

Now to put them to use.. stay tuned for future IOD - Iron Orchid Désigns mould creation posts!

Check out the bread box I did as first project

I also have purchased paper clay and resin to try next, watch for them being posted here too

I created a Creative Moments Share Group on Facebook if you would like to stay current on progress before a blog post is created.

  This post contains links for IOD - Iron Orchid Designs to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, strictly added for your convenience ;)
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