Achieving Verdigris look: In this article I explain how to achieve a verdigris look by using paint and various washes. This decorative look can give anything an ageing air.
Hand Painted Marble: MDF altar-made to look like Marble, using tradional methods and a lot of know how, plus a lot of practice. Here is my step by step guide on how to acheive this look.
Creating Lapis Luzuli: This is how to create a Lapis Luzuli effect with paint.
- First paint your chosen piece in a primer and allow to dry. Once it has dried give it 2 coats of white soft sheen emulsion and again allow to dry.
- Next we get some artist acrylics in the colours ultramarine blue and a raw umber which again can be bought from a good art shop. We mix these together with a few drops of water. Then you need to cover the whole surface, to do this dab the mixture on to the box fidgeting the brush as you go, to give a patchy finish.
- Next take some crumpled newspaper and dab randomly all over, to break up the colour leaving a dappled surface.
- Then you need to soften the effect. This is done with a soft brush by gently feathering the finish to soften the sharp edges of the glaze.
- Then with a little gold powder which you can get from a good art shop spatter on to the surface, be careful not to use to much, less is more.
- Allow to dry then apply a spray clear satin varnish to protect it and give its Lapis Luzuli luste.
- This is how to create Lapis Luzuli with Paint.
Thanks for taking the time to read this how to. If you would like to get in touch about a project you might want looking at ie kitchen paint or any specialist paint finishes you can reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org. i also write a monthly column for the Lancashire magazine where you can find hints and tips there.