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Want to create a look similar to mine? You can do it! Here you'll find some of my most popular pieces and projects, and what it took to create them.

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 Flower Power Dresser

  • White Lightening Cleaner
  • BOSS (white)
  • Dixie Belle paints in Fluff & Drop Cloth
  • Dixie Dirt in Earth
  • Easy Peasy Spray Wax
  • Dixie Belle Stain Clear Coat 
  • Dixie Belle Sponge
  • Dixie Belle brushes (I use a variety, but the ones I use most are Oval Medium, Flat Small, and Mini or Mini Angle)
  • Moulds:
  • In Bloom
  • Etruscan Rose
  • Etruscan Accents
  • Leafy Blossoms
  • In The Garden
  • Redesign Modeling Material
  • Resin
  • Titebond III wood glue or E6000 (both are great and you can use either)
  • Very fine sanding sponge
  • Shop towels

 

  1. Clean piece thoroughly with White Lightening according to directions. (Rinse well.)
  2. Prepare surface with 2 coats of BOSS to prevent wood tannin bleed-through. 
  3. Paint 2 coats of  Fluff or Drop Cloth as preferred. 
  4. Create several resin mould castings according to the instructions. They will dry hard and flat, so plan to use these on flat surfaces where there are no openings - in other words, don't use them in between drawers because you can't cut them and the drawers won't open.
For best results, lay your piece flat so you aren't working against gravity. If you have to keep the piece upright, have frog (green) tape ready to secure the moulds to the piece, as some of the moulds will want to slip. 
  1. Glue resin castings to your piece where desired.
  2. Using Modeling Material, create several moulds. Let them dry in the mould for 10 minutes before taking out, but glue to your piece within about 15 minutes, before it starts to dry. You can shape these moulds around curves, you can stack them on top of other moulds to create depth and dimension, and you can place them between drawers for a continuous look. 
  3. If you've put any moulds between drawers, cut with a razor blade or xacto knife before they dry to ensure you can open and close the drawers/doors. You cannot cut resin castings, so this only applies to Modeling Material mouldings. 
  4. Allow to dry overnight. 
  5. Paint the piece again with another full coat of the same color you painted with before, but this time you're painting the moulds as well. 
  6. Allow to dry an hour or so.
  7. Using your second white color (whichever you haven't used yet), paint random flowers and leaves. This gives you two different colors of leaves and flowers for a more interesting look. It's entirely optional, but it's what I did. 
  8. Allow to dry overnight. 
  9. If desired, add additional dimension with Dixie Dirt. To do this, spray the entire piece with Easy Peasy Spray Wax and lightly brush or wipe with a towel to distribute the wax. While the wax is still wet, dust on the Dixie Dirt lightly on and round the edges of the flowers (only). Add more as desired, or if it's too much, spray the wax to reduce the amount of Dirt. Blend with a brush or towel as desired. 
  10. Allow to dry overnight. 
  11. For added protection (if desired), brush on Dixie Belle Clear Coat, being sure to use light coats, especially in the mould area. 

And... you're done! :)