PAINTING TIPS

REDUCING AND ENLARGING PATTERNS.
REDUCE: Divide the size of the pattern by the size you want. ie: Size is 10" and you want 6". Divide 10 by 6 and you get .60 or reduce by 60%.

ENLARGE: Size is 10" and you want 14". Divide 14 by 10 and you get 1.40. You would therefore enlarge by 140%.



HANDMADE WOOD FILLER:
Mix sawdust with Elmers glue



TO CRACKLE GLASS:
Paint with acrylics and put into refrigerator for a natural crackle.



STAIN CONVERSIONS TO *DELTA ACRYLICS:
Antique Oak *Walnut
Cherry *Red Iron Oxide
Fruitwood *Spice Brown/Red Iron Oxide
Modern Walnut *Dark Burnt Umber
Golden Oak *Spice Tan
Walnut *Brown Iron Oxide



LACEY QUILTED BACKGROUND:
Basecoat and let dry.
Apply a 2nd coat of paint with some extender to give a longer open time.
Wet a quilted paper towel, lay on surface and remove.
OTHER OPTIONS: Lace and Bubble Wrap



JO SONJA MAGIC MIX RECIPE
2 Parts JoSonja Glazing Medium
1 Part JoSonja Retarder

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