This DIY Embossed Stenciled Chest was transformed with paint, stencils and joint compound.
To achieve this embossed look on wood, adhere the stencils to the surface and spread joint compound over the stencils. You then remove the stencils and are left with a unique pattern that you can dry brush to bring out the details.
You can use this technique on lots of different wood projects. On smaller projects you can use Rub N Buff metallic wax to give the embossed surface a subtle gold finish.