Last year I was playing with All- Purpose Joint Compound decorating my faux fireplace. I used the same compound to decorate my table to make it look like carved wood. First I sanded the entire surface because my table has a glossy varnish. I used my cake decorator kit and filled it with All-Purpose Compound and applyed some roses and leaves just like you would do it on a cake. Then I let it dry completely. I used a primer-sealer and painted the detail and table. Then I painted my table white.
It just looks like those commercial furniture appliques.
You could follow a commercial applique design as an idea. I really love how it turned out.
Would you like a sweet treat? I have not stopped playing with Joint Compound yet, I made these faux mini-cakes. My husband was annoyed when I told him that he could not eat those mini-cakes, :) He said that I was evil making them because they made him hungry for goodies.
I filled the baking cups with joint compound and smoothed the top with a wet spoon. Then I let it dry. To speed the drying process, I took them out of the cupcake baking sheet and transfered them onto a flat surface lined with paper.
I removed the cupcake paper and placed the cupcake on paper or a paper plate. With a butter knife, I decorated it just like I would do with a real cake and let it dry. Then I decorated it using my cake decorator kit and let it dry.I first applied a primer-sealer, and let it dry completely.
Do not attempt to remove the mini-cake from the paper, cut around the edge with scissors.
Then I painted with acrylic pastel colors.
This is how my faux fireplace turned out using All Purpose Joint Compound. It's really important to use a primer-sealer when we are working with All-Purpose Joint Compound, otherwise the paint will peel off after painting it.
"Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report...think on these things."Philippians:4-8
I want to wish you a wonderful day and keep yourself crafty.