Discover the unlimited possibilities of pattern and texture that you can create with APS Decorative Art Rollers. Each roller is made of high-quality rubber and measures 7" long by 2" diameter. Use a single roller pattern or combine several different patterns to create infinite variety of surface treatments. They are designed to roll through WET paint, glaze, textures, plasters and more. Create unique finishes that are fast, fun and easy.
Basic Instructions for Fauxy Art Rollers:
Fauxy Art Rollers are a very durable rubber roller that is designed to imprint into a medium. You can roll through many different mediums like, texture medium, plasters, glaze, and paint to name a few.
The most common technique for using the rollers is a “negative” imprinting technique to make an “impression” into some wet material. Applying a paint, texture medium or glaze onto the surface area and then rolling the rollers through while the medium is wet gives you a negative impression of the pattern.
Working with Paint: You can use any paint brand with the rollers, just use the paint straight out of the jar and apply to the surface with brush or roller. If the area you are working on is small enough, the paint will stay wet long enough to roll through with the roller of your choice. If you are working on a large area, you may want to add some clear glazing medium to the paint first, this will allow it to stay wet longer.
Working with texture medium: Texture medium can be applied to the surface with a spatula, putty knife, trowel, brush or whatever tool you have that will work. Apply a thin layer of the Texture Medium, approximately 1/8” to 1/16” – just enough so that you can create the roller impression. The thinner application will keep the rollers cleaner and not “peak” the product too much, which less sanding will be necessary when dry. Once you have applied the medium to the surface area, just roll the Fauxy Art Roller pattern of your choice through the wet material. You may need to off-load the roller onto unprinted newsprint or wash it out every so often depending on your project surface area. Once the texture medium is dry it will be necessary to sand down the peaks that the roll creates in the texture. Use 220 to 150 grit sandpaper and just sand off the high areas – you don’t want to lose the pattern! Once the sanding is complete, make sure to dust off the surface area so it’s clean and ready for the next application. At this point, you can decide to paint or glaze the texture – there are many options to enhance your roller pattern projects.
Working with glazing medium: Tint your glaze to the color of your choice or start with a pre-tinted glaze. Apply the glaze to the surface area with either a brush or roller – because glaze stays wet longer than any other medium, you can allow the glaze to “set-up” a little before using the rollers. Once your glaze has “tacked” up a little, you can just roll through the wet glaze with the roller of your choice. Depending on your project area – you may want to off-load the roller onto unprinted newsprint from time to time – so that the roller will continue to remove the glaze. Once you are done rolling through with your pattern – just allow the glaze to thoroughly dry.
Clean up: Water based materials are recommended and will clean up with soap and water. Using a garden hose with a sprayer and a 5-gallon bucket work best.