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Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Instructions

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 1: Start with plain, wooden cooking utensils. Remove any packaging, stickers, etc.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 2: Using Dina Wakley Media Tape, tape off the bottom section of the utensils. Leave a decent amount of the wood, close to the top of the utensil, untouched. It’s best to leave space untouched so that it is not by the food.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 3: Coat the bottom of the utensils with a thin layer of Dina Media White Gesso.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 4: Next, coat the bottom of the utensils with Dylusions Paints. For these, I used Calypso Teal, White Linen, and Slate Grey. I created an ombred effect with the Calypso Teal by adding White Linen to lighten up the color and give me the various shades of blue. I gave each color two coats each.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 5: Gently remove the Media Tape to reveal a clean, crisp line.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 6: Once again, using the Media Tape, tape off the top section of color blocked painted section. I used the ¾” size tape and lined the top edge to where to color started. This ensured that all the utensils would have the same size piece of color as well as a straight line.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 7: Using the same selection of colors, paint the bottom of the utensils. I randomly chose how the shades were paired. Once the paint has dried, again, slowly remove the tape.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 8: Take your Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen and write out the kitchen phrases associated with the utensils. For these I used “Mix, Stir, Taste, Blend, and Scoop.”

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 9: Once everything has completely dried, I would recommend sealing the final product with an acrylic sealer. Tape off the entire top half of the utensils, only leaving the painted section exposed. Do not spray the top which comes in contact with food with the sealer. Hand wash only once the project is completed.