One of my sons is obsessed with puppies! He has always loved them and I was in the mood for a new project so I decided to make him a custom piece for his room.
I started with 4 pieces of cheap pine which I put 2 coats of black stain on. I wasn't sure what I was going for but I knew the black stain wasn't enough so I pulled out the acrylic paints.
I put off white, blue and brown on a paper plate with a bit of water. Using a paper towel, I began rubbing the wet paint right on to the stained wood. I used one color at a time. I kept adding more and more paint and it became weathered looking. I wiped it on and smeared it off with the paper towel. I made sure to stay going with the grain of the wood.