HOW TO: PAINT ENGRAVED ITEMS
Paint your insert normally.
While the paint is wet, use a thumbtack or needle to clear the paint from the engraved lines
Repeat steps for each coat of paint
HOW TO: COLOR WASH
Color washing is one of our favorite techniques. This paint technique allows the natural texture of the material to show through. On MDF, this creates a soft color with a natural flecked texture.
STEP ONE: Use your sponge to add a few drops of water to the paint on your tray.
STEP TWO: Use the sponge to apply the paint to your piece/insert
NOTE: Piece will appear darker when wet.
Adjust finish by adding more water (for more transparent look) or more paint (for more opaque look)