My Love and the popularity of Decorative Rollers continues to grow as more people discover these wonderful tools. So, I’m here once again to share more of my Tips & Tricks for using these rollers and making your projects easy and fun!
My collection continues to grow with over 50 different patterns to choose from, so your first task is trying to figure out which pattern you want to play with. For some people this is the hardest thing, choosing which roller to start with!
If you are wanting to learn different techniques on how to use your rollers, you will definitely want to check out my YouTube Channel. I have tons of tutorials showing you how to use your new roller.
One of the easiest techniques for using the rollers is a “negative” technique. Let me try and explain what I mean… These rollers are designed to make an “impression” into wet material. Like in my videos, I demonstrate applying Texture Medium, paint or glaze for you to roll into/through. This creates a negative impression of the pattern into the wet material. You can see this in action on my YouTube Channel!
Glaze is one of the easiest materials to work with. This medium stays wet for a long time and will allow you to apply the glaze and have plenty of time to roll through while it’s wet. I actually like to let the glaze “set-up” for a few minutes after applying to the surface. Otherwise, your roller may “slide” in the wet glaze. Also, make sure that your roller head is spinning freely on the handle before you use it. If it’s not “lube” the bar with a little Pam Cooking Spray. This stuff works great!
Paint is another medium that you can roll through. I really love using DIY Paint! Application is the same as glaze, but you will not have as much “working time” because paint dries faster. If you are using paint and the surface area is larger, you can add some clear glaze to your paint to help it stay wet longer.
My favorite medium to roll through is my Texture Medium by ArtsSyVille Embellishments. I have worked very hard on creating a texture medium that is easy to roll through and this stuff is AMAZING! One thing that is really important when rolling through an applied texture, is to keep the application “thin”. I always say to my students ‘Thin wins’! If you have applied the texture too thick on the surface it just clogs up the roller and you will have to wash it more often…. And that’s not any fun! Also, having more than one roller for a larger project is a good idea 🙂
For more information on these amazing rollers, you will definitely have to visit my YouTube Channel. If You don’t have any plans tonight, just grab some popcorn and watch a video or two 🙂 You will love learning these amazing techniques.
I sure hope that you will give the Decorative Rollers a try and please let me know if there is any additional information that you need before you get ROLLIN’!