Juliana's wooden appliques on onlays are made in the USA from American Birch. They can be painted, Stained or Varnished. They are ideal for furniture when creating a Shabby Chic or Antique Classical Look .They are a perfect add on to the Da Vinci range of Chalk Finish Paint and Waxes.
Decorative Appliques for Furniture. Juliana’s appliqués replicate traditional, hand-carved wood onlays and give you an affordable option for adding exquisite detail to your custom furniture designs. Use our appliqués on: · Beds · Headboards · Dressers · Armoires · Tables · Cabinetry · Wall Units · Chairs · Accent Furniture · Home Décor Accessories
How to apply Juliana’s Appliques Preparation:. Clean the back of each applique with a soft damp cloth to remove dust & dirt. Wipe the project pieces down as well in all areas where you plan to install the appliques. Plan: Hold the applique up against the project piece to find the ideal position for it. If it is hard to tell up close, make one or two loops of painter's tape & stick them to the back of the applique, then press the applique onto your project. Stand back and look at the project from afar, then adjust the applique as needed. Mark: Use a tape measure and pencil to align each applique so it is level and even. Draw small pencil marks to indicate the bottom and side edges of each applique on the project piece, or use small bits of painter's tape if you prefer not to mark the project. Position: position the project piece horizontally, if possible, so gravity assists your efforts to secure the appliques. eg: if decorating a drawer front, remove it from the furniture and place it so the front faces up before applying the applique. Now Glue: Apply a thin bead of adhesive Eg: PVA, Polyurethane Glue or elastomeric adhesive caulk around the perimeter of the applique, staying at least 3mm from the edge. Apply more adhesive to the inner areas so there is no more than 12mm inch of caulk-free space in any direction on the back of the applique. Set: Press the applique, adhesive side down, against the project piece, using the pencil or tape marks as guidelines. Dry: Repeat Steps 5 and 6 for each remaining applique. Allow the adhesive to completely dry for several hours or as recommended on the adhesive packaging before setting the item up vertically. Finish: You can stain, varnish or paint now. if you want a clear definition of the applique you can paint, stain or vanish prior to Gluing to project. These appliques a unfinished wood so can be painted with most finishes