I love trying out new products and was thrilled when Dixie Belle launched their new Gemstone Mousse. These gorgeous metallic colours come in 4 highly pigmented metallic shades, Golden Gem, Diamond, Amber and Garnet. They are water based and have a rich, creamy texture. They are a great product for those with environmental sensitivities, since they are non toxic and don’t smell.
This gorgeous ornate console was the perfect piece to use Gemstone Mousse on. Here is how I did it!
Prepping is the most important step when painting furniture. I started by giving it a quick scuff sand and then removed the dust with a damp rag. I used White Lightning to clean the console and used a damp clean rag to wipe off residue.
Once dry, I applied Putty as a base coat.
Once my base coat was dry, I applied a coat of Steel Magnolia with the Scarlet brush for a smooth finish. I applied a second coat once my first was dry.
I painted the basket weave pattern on the console in Silver Bullet.
I gave the Diamond and Golden Gem Gemstone Mousse a good shake and stirred it until it had a creamy, smooth texture. Using a fine artist brush, I used a small amount and brushed it evenly on the legs and details of the console. A little goes a long way. After 30 minutes it was dry.
For extra durability I applied Dixie Belle flat Clear Coat.
That’s it! That is how you can easily use Gemstone Mousse on your next project to add some flair. It is so easy to apply and makes a big impact on your project. You can use Gemstone Mousse on furniture, hardware, stencils and Dixie Belle Silkscreen Stencils. Make sure to try some out on your next project. Happy painting!