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How to Emboss on the Wood

Today I like to work on a bed tray that I picked up on one of my trips to Target! It is wood tray that have that nice farmhouse look Not going to lie it wasn’t easy to decide what to do with it.  I had soo many ideas and for my bad luck I only got one. I am so hopeful that I can get one more because I love that bed tray. Super excited about this project! If you follow me for some time you do know that I love some patterns, stencils and now I am obsessed with embossing technique. Shall we emboss my wooden bed tray together? How exciting that sounds. Let’s learn how to emboss with texture paste stenciled on my bed tray. Are you ready for some exciting bed tray makeover inspired by MacKenzie Childs. Let explore some embossing techniques


Supplies needed for this embossing on the wood project



Let the MacKenzie Childs bed tray makeover begin!

As you can see tray is made out of wood and actually pretty strong so I decided to paint my entire tray with chalk paint legs included to have a plain slate canvas to work with since I didn’t have a huge plan.



As you can see top of the tray have nice shiplap like groves that of course I will take advantage off . If you follow me for some time you do know that I love MacKenzie Childs Patterns so I decided to paint top of my tray black and white stripes with some check on the edges


Learn how to emboss on the wood. MacKenzie Childs inspired tray makeover

To make my work smoother I decided as always to plan all out. I am using my big crafting stick as a template to create my stripes on the sides all around my tray


Learn how to emboss on the wood. MacKenzie Childs inspired tray makeover

Time to paint all around


You can for sure check my blog for more MacKenzie Childs inspired projects including some tips on brushes and all tricks I learned painting that pattern. You could definitely use different color palette that fits your decor.



As you can see I am adding a bit of highlights with white and gold paint to bring some depth to my painting



How to emboss with texture paste on the wood

Tray is painted and ready for my stenciling and embossing. How exciting!! Not going to lie I am a bit addicted to it.


Learn how to emboss on the wood. MacKenzie Childs inspired tray makeover

Super excited about this part of my project! I have never done it before so I hope that my work with pattern is not going to be destroyed. I decided to use my finger to distribute texture over just a portion of my stencil


As you can see stenciled texture looks awesome but it is not too visible since I used clear paste but that is ok. Let’s quickly sprinkle a bit embossing powder in couple of shaded before paste dries out. It is actually suggested not to cover all . What I love to do is to shake my project and let paste to spread itself out and of course mix too.


Learn how to emboss on the wood. MacKenzie Childs inspired tray makeover

Make sure to watch VIDEO at the end of this post to see all live happening. Ideally you want to let all dry but itself for 20 min or so. As you can see my powder is not looking to good but that is ok I promise. All will change if we apply heat from heat gun or dryer and activate it all over. My goal here was to heat my embossing powder on my stencils until it became crusty and design was crisp.


Learn how to emboss on the wood. MacKenzie Childs inspired tray makeover

As you can see I am working on the another side so I can emboss some more . At this point I am lost if i love more my stencils or embossing powder. Love embossing with stencils! Cant wait to try more embossing techniques with you all on other surfaces


Wood embossing some more


I decided to use on the other side matt paste so you can see better on the pictures. Repeated the same steps of embossing twice more and my design was looking better and better or at least what I think. Make sure to watch video on how to emboss with texture paste on the wood. Love me my bed tray MacKenzie Childs inspired makeover.


MacKenzie Childs Inspired Target bed tray makeover. Learn how to emboss stenciled texture paste on a wood.  Wood Embossing technique

How gorgeous is that !!! Perfection for my first try! My target bed tray looks sooo high end now .


MacKenzie Childs Inspired Target bed tray makeover. Learn how to emboss stenciled texture paste on a wood.  Wood Embossing technique

First coat of my varnish with a bit of rub and buff and all looks soo good


MacKenzie Childs Inspired Target bed tray makeover. Learn how to emboss stenciled texture paste on a wood.  Wood Embossing technique

Love me my MacKenzie Childs inspired bed tray makeover.


MacKenzie Childs Inspired Target bed tray makeover. Learn how to emboss stenciled texture paste on a wood.  Wood Embossing technique

Love its distressed look that is perfect with embossed texture… don’t you think so ?


MacKenzie Childs Inspired Target bed tray makeover. Learn how to emboss stenciled texture paste on a wood.  Wood Embossing technique

Working with texture is my favorite. Check out this ornament that I made with homemade texture recipe HERE


RECAP VIDEO WITH THIS EMBOSSING TECHNIQUE ON THE WOOD


Make sure to check recipe for homemade texture paint HERE. That is what I will try next with embossing powder


MacKenzie Childs Inspired Target bed tray makeover. Learn how to emboss stenciled texture paste on a wood.  Wood Embossing technique

MacKenzie Childs Inspired Target bed tray makeover. Learn how to emboss stenciled texture paste on a wood.  Wood Embossing technique

MacKenzie Childs Inspired Target bed tray makeover. Learn how to emboss stenciled texture paste on a wood.  Wood Embossing technique

Here is my pumpkin I made inspired by MacKenzie Childs pattern


MacKenzie Childs Inspired Target bed tray makeover. Learn how to emboss stenciled texture paste on a wood.  Wood Embossing technique

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