Fauxy Rollers, also known as Decorative Art Rollers, give you the ability to create a textured pattern and design on just about any surface you want!
These rollers are commonly used for creating a "negative" technique, meaning the design is imprinted into the medium being used. You can use a number of different mediums with these rollers including paint (thicker based paints like DIY Chalk Paint), glaze, plasters, or texture.
Below you will find a number of videos to help you get the most out of your roller!
Using Fauxy Rollers
Rolling Through Texture
Rolling your Fauxy Roller through texture is a great way to add depth and texture to your project.
Step 1 - Prep your surface with a base color! Because the roller will be removing some of the texture medium, your base color matters.
Step 2 - Trowel on your texture medium. The texture medium Jenn uses in the video above is from her own line of products called ArtsSyVille Embellishments. You will want to trowel on about 1/8th to 1/16th of an inch thick. If you trowel on too thick of a coat, the product will clump up on the roller.
Step 3 - Make sure your roller is spinning well. If it's not, check out this video below.
Step 4 - Now you can roll through the texture. You can roll bottom to top, or top to bottom; whichever you prefer. If the roller slides or you don't line it up how you want, you can smooth out the texture again with your trowel and re-roll through.
Rolling Through Paint
Rolling your Fauxy Roller through paint is a great way to add subtle detail to your projects. You will want to make sure you have a thinker based paint, Jenn prefers Debbie's Design Diaries DIY Paint.
Step 1 - Again, you will want to prep your surface with a base color! The roller will be removing some of the paint you are rolling through, and you will be able to see the base color.
Step 2 - Paint on a layer of the paint you choose. Make sure this coat isn't too thick, but thick enough that the roller imprints properly.
Step 3 - Make sure your roller is spinning well before you roll through your paint. If it's not, check out the next video below.
Step 4 - Now you can roll through the paint. You can roll bottom to top, or top to bottom; whichever you prefer. If the roller slides or you don't line it up how you want, you can smooth out the paint again and re-roll through.