Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Heart Dry Brushing

Sometimes you learn more from doing it the wrong way first. After taking the Altard workshop, I came home completely hopeless with my glazing experience (you remember that post?). Glaze did not work for me. It was difficult....you had seconds to work with it before it set.....it was thick. I was no good at it. But I loved that weathered look.....

Fortunately, the internet has a lot of information out there on how to achieve that same look without using glaze. Enter whitewashing and dry brushing. After watching a few Youtube tutorials, I decided to give it a try. AND.......I.......LOVE.......IT!
I Took This Old Mirror And I Painted, Distressed and Dry Brushed the Heck Outta It
You Can See It More Clearly Here.....

For me, it's the way to go. Forget the glaze....for now, at least.

Here's a sneak peak at how the
buffet is coming along. I whitewashed the top and began dry brushing a dark brown on.
A few more things to do.....


 
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