IOD Paint Inlays are the artisanal answer to décor transfers. They are not a decal; they are not a synthetic film; they are not decoupage. When you apply an IOD Paint Inlay, artisanal paint is embedded into your surface and the paper is removed, leaving an authentic painted design and a buttery, almost leather-like surface on your piece.
IOD Paint Inlays are made from a proprietary artist-quality paint which we formulated specifically for decorative use. They are organic in nature and the transfer of the painted design will be slightly varied and unique for each individual. The results are visually interesting, texturally complex, and often inherently distressed. The paint formula is “active” until sealed. That means that you can manipulate it and apply special techniques or a custom touch before you seal your piece. And, as if once isn’t enough, you can often get a beautifully faded second impression, with the residual pigment on your “leftover” Paint Inlay sheets. Depending on the techniques and colors you are using with your Paint Inlay, sometimes you can even get a third impression!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Fore best results with basic application, use a chalk-type paint that does not contain polymers. (Polymer based paints and topcoats can also be used, but the timing and results vary, so check out our tutorials for that and more special technique videos.)