- Begin with embossed paintable wallpaper, applied to the surface (in this case the door panels) with wallpaper glue and allowed to cure (fully dry) for a week.
- Using a good quality brush, about 1 1/2" to 2" wide, paint on a thin coat of the first paint color. Lori used “metallic” paint from Behr, available at Home Depot. This will become the paint on the “raised” part of the design.
- Allow this first coat to dry for about 4 hours.
- Thin second coat (Use latex paint in your choice of colour) with faux glaze so that the resulting mixture loses some of it opacity.
- Paint on this second coat of paint.
- Immediately and carefully, using a piece of paper (newspaper or “loose leaf” paper work here) and working in sections, blot the second coat of paint to remove it from the raised portion.
- If necessary, go back and touch up the raised portion with the metallic paint.
- It’s a good idea to practice the technique – especially the painting and blotting portions – to find your rhythm before applying the wallpaper to your surface. All embossed wallpapers are not created equal.
- When you’re finished, step back and admire your work!