This DIY was a direct request from Erin Nikole! Here's all my tips and tricks for making your own wood stain in ANY color. It's super easy and doesn't take much paint.
Paint - very little is needed. I used about 1-2 tablespoons per stain
Floetrol - or any other paint conditioner that reduces brush marks
Paint - you can use acrylic house paint or art acrylics
Wood Shelves - I used these: https://www.walnuthollow.com/store/trapezoid-shelf-with-inner-shelf/ and these: https://www.walnuthollow.com/store/wood-surfaces/pine/hexagon-shelf-with-inner-shelf/
I mixed about 1-2 tablespoons of paint. Then added 1/4-1/2 cup of floetrol and 1/2 cup of water. These measurements are approximate, and the recipe is super forgiving. Stir really well, then paint. The stain will be darker if you add more layers, and lighter if you wipe as you paint.
I learned how to do this from my boss, she's been working on theatrical sets her whole career - Thank you Hashi! She showed me how to do this when I needed cool backgrounds to shoot on for the cover photos on YouTube.
Big thank you to Walnut Hollow! Check out their environmental commitment here: https://www.walnuthollow.com/about-us/
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Music composed for Break + Remake by Janet Overfield