Monday, April 6, 2015

Before and After Stained Straw Basket

Can you stain a straw basket?

I used General Finishes wood stain in Espresso, gloves and an old sock to apply the stain. The sock didn't work well getting into the nooks and crannies.  I switched to a foam brush but got the best results with a bristle paint brush.  So far, the stain is adhering well to the straw.
The basket tag was made with with CTMH Artiste cricut cartridge (notebook page #M3A4B4) and the Dimensional Elements chipboard tag.  The font is from Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cricut cartridge.