making stain, need help!!
I am in the middle of painting some baskets. You may have seen them. I bought them at AC MOORE. They have a wooden lid with a leather strap, and the basket has a handle. My question is....I am painting a winter scene on the wooden lid and all I have done right now is the base coating. Haven't even transfered my pattern yet. The basket is a natural color and I have painted the lid a midnight blue. Now it looks like the basket and handle needs to be stained. The contrast looks to harsh, (blue top and unfinished wood bottom and handle). Problem....I don't have any stain. I know it's possible to stain with acrylic paint, but how? Do I use an extender, blending gel? I would truly appreciate any help you can give. I've been reading the posts here for a while now, and I feel you guys can help. Hope this has made sense. Thanks in advance!!!