When I attended the paint course for stockists in Oxford I learned 6 techniques. Some I knew and some I didn’t. This one was new to me and my favourite and I am itching to try it on something.
And it was so easy. Basically, the paint was applied in a real haphazard kind of way. Every which way. Brush strokes were visible and went in every direction. Paint was thicker in some places- there were lumps and bumps everywhere.
Two coats of paint were applied to create massive texture.
Then a thick layer of rustic wax was applied and it was left to sit for a few minutes until it hardened slightly- then it was wiped off to reveal this technique.
Even on this small piece of wood this finish looks authentic -which is the ultimate goal! I was drooling at the simplicity and how beautiful it turned out.
Notice the round knob in the above photo- this is the same technique I learned- isn’t it a great effect!!
Here is another idea- this technique really gives a worldly effect to furniture- making it as though the furniture has been around for ages.
I am not sure how Polish people would react to this- it might look too old for some people. However, my blue and white French piece I did sold last week and I received an inquiry yesterday from somebody who wants me to paint another one just like it…..maybe I will try it on something small!