Brand new to the diy market, IOD Paint Inlays! Indigo Floral is eight sheets of 16x12.
IOD Paint Inlays are ground-breaking, first-in-class, premium art products that will revolutionize the DIY industry and empower creative exploration across all skill levels.
When you apply an IOD Paint Inlay, paint is physically embedded into the surface of your project. After drying, the carrier paper is removed, leaving an authentic painted design and a buttery, almost leather-like surface on your piece. They can be used on almost any surface.
How do IOD Paint Inlays work?
IOD Paint Inlays are made from a proprietary artist-quality paint which we formulated specifically for decorative use. Organic in nature, the Paint Inlays transfer the painted design yielding a slightly varied and uniquely beautiful aesthetic each time they’re used. The results are visually interesting, texturally complex, and often inherently distressed. The paint formula is 'active' until sealed. That means that you can manipulate it and apply special techniques or a custom touch before you seal your piece.
Can IOD Paint Inlays be reused?
You can usually get a beautifully faded second impression, with the residual pigment on your 'leftover' Paint Inlay sheets. Depending on the techniques and colors you are using with your Paint Inlay, sometimes you can even get a third impression!
IMPORTANT NOTE: For best results with a basic application, use a chalk-type paint that does not contain polymers.
Basic Steps for Use
Step 1: Plan the layout of your design
Step 2: Using the grids on the backside of the inlay sheet, trim as needed
Step 3: Apply a generous coat of mineral-based chalk-type paint in small sections to manage the paint-drying window, generally not larger than 12"x16".
Step 4: While the paint is wet, lay the paint inlay sheet, design side down into the wet paint, keeping it taut.
Step 5: Spritz lightly with an even mist of water. Using a smooth damp sponge or folded soft cloth, pat down with even light pressure to make sure the design makes good contact with the painted surface. Avoid excessive moving or dragging of the Paint Inlay sheet once it is laid down, as this can cause blur or smear.
Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 to complete your design, lining up your sections as appropriate.
Step 7: Allow the Inlay to dry to the touch. Drying times can vary anywhere from 10 minutes to one hour, depending upon conditions.
Step 8: When ready to remove the Paint Inlay sheets from your surface, spritz evenly with water, and allow 30 seconds to absorb; this helps the backing to release. Starting at one corner, gently pull the paper up, keeping it at a low angle. It should come up easily without tearing.
Step 9: If desired, use water to blend out or soften the design, because the pigment is still movable and active. You can even add additional colors.
Step 10: Once you’re happy with the Paint Inlay design, allow your project to fully dry.
Step 11: Now, it’s time to seal it.
Various Options for Sealing an IOD Paint Inlay?
● Spray on a water-based sealer of choice
● Create a “mistable” setting spray using a 50/50 mix of water and your favorite
water-based sealer. Apply with a fine spray mister. Allow it to dry completely and then apply your brushed-on sealer.
● Set your work initially with a commercially available spray-on sealer or artist's fixative. Allow it to dry completely and apply your finish of choice.
● You can also use wax to seal your piece. Apply according to the manufacturer's
directions and buff to a sheen as usual.
● Some oil-based finishes can be applied directly by brush to the surface without reactivating. Test in a small area before applying. Note that most oil-based finishes do tend to discolor to amber with time, and that is most noticeable on light colors.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Always check for compatibility between sealer/finish products when using more than one.
Full instructions included on packaging