Finding old things to upcycle and repurpose is so much fun. This sure was the case for this old paddle that I found a little while back in the thrift store. It was a little dated and needed some refreshing up. So today I’m sharing how to upcycle an old paddle with paint pouring.
How To Upcycle An Old Paddle With Paint Pouring
What is paint pouring?
Paint pouring is when you add some pouring resin and cell enhancer to acrylic based paints separately and then pour over a flat surface. It can be used on canvases, wood or furniture leaving a beautiful glossy finish.
- An Old Paddle
- Fusion Mineral Paint- Enchanted Echinacia – Sample
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Pouring Resin
- 3 x Plastic cups
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Raw Silk – Sample
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Little Lamb Sample
- 3 x Paint Stirrers
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Cell Enhancer
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Stencil – I made my stencil using my cutting machine but any stencil will do.
- Foam Wedge
- Large piece of scrap paper
Today’s project fits in perfectly with this month’s Int’l Bloggers Club Theme – Environmental Day. Be sure to check out the other fun projects below from my blogging pals.
Step 1 – Strip back your paddle using 120 grit sandpaper because you want a nice flat surface to paint on. Then using your brush give 2 coats of Raw Silk.
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Step 2 – Pop out equal parts of Pouring Resin into your plastic cups. (See Above Video too see how much I used). You don’t need a lot. Add a few drops Raw Silk to one cup, Echnicacia to the other and Little Lamb to the last cup. Use your stirrers to mix up each cup.
Pour each colour into one cup. Don’t mix but just tap the bottom of the cup to remove any air bubbles. Add 3 to 4 drops of cell enhancer.
Step 3 – Carefully turn the cup upside down onto your paddle making sure that the cup stays on the paddle. Tap the bottom of the cup because to make sure all the paint falls. Release the cup and let the paint freely flow around your paddle. Once you have the spread the paint around to your liking, turn upside down one of your empty cup onto some scrap paper and sit your paddle on there to dry overnight.
Step 4 – Take your stencil and foam wedge and stencil on the word eat in Little Lamb. Let dry.
And you’re all finished! Hope you’ve enjoyed this fun way to upcycle an old paddle. Be sure to check out all the other fun projects below from my blogging pals.
Happy Paint Pouring!
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I’ve been wanting to try paint pour for some time now so I appreciate the tutorial. I love the colors you used but I also like how you poured on just part of the old paddle and added the stencil. So pretty and such a great upcycle!
I really love this and your colours are stunning. I have tried this a few times and it is always a failure. I had no idea you could buy a cell enhancer. I will be looking into that.
Love those colors you used Sam. Soooooo soft and beautiful together. Paint pours are always so much fun to do and the results are always so fascinating. It’s almost like Mother Nature takes over a little and decides how to finish the piece off. Love it
I love the colors you chose Sam and how this paddle turned out! Looks like marble, so beautiful!
What a great makeover! I’ve been wanting to try paint pouring and your tutorial will be helpful!
Ooh…this is beautiful! Wowza!