Painting with nails and thread

We need: - plywood; - wood stain; - gloves; - yacht varnish and brush; - newspapers; - scissors; - nails (it is better to choose carpentry or furniture nails, we used - “Blister nail carpentry worked"); - hammer; - thread. Steps robots 1 . First of all, you need to prepare plywood of the required size. If your plywood is too large, you can reduce it to the required size with a saw. The plywood thickness must be at least 4-5 mm, otherwise it may be difficult to nail in.
 prepare plywood
2. To give the tree a beautiful color, use the stain. Wood stain can be purchased at the hardware store or you can make it yourself, as we did. The recipe is cooking it at home. You will need 1 cup of vinegar, 1/3 cup of ground coffee or tea (we used black tea) and steel scourer for dishes.Put all ingredients in a jar, close the lid and place for 2-3 days in a dark cool place (for example, under a wardrobe or bed).
use the stain
This stain has It has a very specific smell, so it’s worth working outdoors. Put on thick gloves and use a steel wool to apply stain on it in a circular motion.
 give the tree a beautiful color
Do not be afraid that the stain seems to be transparent and not at all paints a tree. Apply it in several layers and leave to dry overnight in the open air or in a very well-ventilated place. If you decided not to experiment and purchased the stain in the store, then apply it to the tree in several layers and leave to dry completely.
 give the tree a beautiful color
3. When the surface of the painting is dry, transgress to varnish. It is better to apply varnish in 2 layers. The lacquer coating protects your creation from dust and burnout.
 Varnish
4. With the help of the newspaper make a template for the future picture. This will greatly simplify the work and make it clear what the picture will look like at the final stage.
 make a template
On the newspaper, mark the places where the nails will be driven in to find out the necessary number of nails . 5. Drive nails slightly above the line of the newspaper or at the edge of the newspaper at the same distance from each other. Nails should be driven quite a bit. They should stick tightly and steadily on the board, but not stick out of the back wall.
 Hammer nails
6. Keeping the distance between the studs, drive them along the entire perimeter of the template.
 Hammer nails
7. Carefully remove the newspaper template. If small pieces of newspapers remain near the studs, you can carefully remove them with tweezers or a large needle.


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