Create beautiful faux stone napkin rings with a paint pour of Americana® Acrylics.
- paper towels
- parchment paper
- 3/8" wooden dowel rod
- popsicle sticks
- Aleene's Tacky Glue
- wooden napkin ring
- dowel rod
- wooden square
- disposable cups
- cookie sheet
- wire rack
- 1" x 1 3/8 rectangular squares
Allow to dry between each step. (This could take a full day for each step. If the topcoat is poured on before the paint dries, it could result in pitting on the final product.) Any "inspired" stone can be created by changing paint colors. See instructions below for which color to use for the stones.
- Gather the supplies. To create malachite-inspired stones, use Eucalyptus Leaf, Lamp Black, Snow White, and Sea Glass.
- Mix Americana Acrylic paint of choice and Pouring Medium in disposable cups at ratio recommended on bottle.
- The darkest desired green color is 50/50 of Eucalyptus Leaf and Lamp Black mixed with Pouring Medium. The second cup is straight Eucalyptus Leaf and Pouring Medium, and the third color is Sea Glass and Pouring Medium.
- Place small wooden pieces on a raised surface that is protected underneath to catch pouring run-off. (We used dowel rods over a piece of parchment paper. A wire rack will also work.) Pour each color across the small wooden squares and rectangles. (It actually helps to start the pour before the square so it trails and thins out a little.) After pouring the first, pour the second and third above and below the first color.
- Once all three colors are poured, use a dowel rod or toothpick to drag the paint across, back and forth and in half circle patterns to mimic malachite. Don’t worry about covering the sides of the surface with paint. Let dry.
- To create amethyst geode slice-inspired stones, follow same directions to prepare paint as in STEP 3, using Purple Pizzazz and Lamp Black in a ratio of 9:1. Mix straight Snow White with Pouring Medium in the second cup. In the final cup, mix Fawn and Snow White in a 60/40 ratio to achieve light tan color and add Pouring Medium. Pour the colors across the wooden pieces, similar to the paint pour for the faux malachite (see STEPS 4 & 5).
- Once dry, paint the edges and backs of the wooden squares and rectangles with 24K Gold, doing two or three coats for complete coverage and less for a more gold-leafed look.
- Once the faux wooden stone pieces are completely dry, place them on dowel rods over a protected surface (or on a wire rack), and pour Clear Pouring Topcoat over the pieces, following directions, to seal and protect the paint poured area.
- Use a soft clean brush to clean up and drips on the edges of the wooden pieces, and let dry completely.
- To enhance the natural look of the wooden napkin rings, paint the rings with Clear Creme Wax to protect them and add a nice, light sheen. (Leave one small dime-sized place free of the wax where the faux stone will be glued to the napkin ring.)
- Once the faux stone wood pieces are completely dry, glue a wooden piece to the napkin ring with craft glue by adding a bead down the center of the napkin ring and on the square and pressing down slightly to adhere. Let dry.
- Once the glue is dry, the napkin rings are ready to use. Dust with a lint-free cloth to clean, and store in a small box between uses.