Hey guys here's another tutorial actually just some instructions of how i did the flooring for the Office Shadow box.
- craft sticks/ Popsicle sticks
- Coloring Ink in brown
- Ink Pad brown
- Gel Medium
- Ruler, Pencil, cutter
I first sanded the craft sticks on one side to smooth out the surface this also brings out the natural grain of the wood.
Then i stained them with the coloring ink since i wanted a teak look i used a complimenting color. i use coloring ink on craft sticks because they stain them perfectly and u don't have to use a lot of it.
Next i cut them up into 2 inch pieces and inked the edges with the stamp pad. This is the result.....
I used some very strong glue and started to lay down the pieces like you would actual floor boards in a tile effect. i used the 2" pieces first and then cut small pieces to fill in the rest of the gap.
After that was dry i went over the entire base with gel medium, it was one even coat and have to let it dry very well, the gel medium gives the boards like a faux wax effect. It looks so real.
Here, it is the finished look in the daylight. i love it!! it actually looks like real teak floor.