Inspired by a comment on my previous post I thought I would write some information about using two colours.
If you want to achieve a look of layers of paint on a piece of furniture….this is the one for you!
This is part of the magic that is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. We can create an aged look without too much trouble.
I recommend using a darker layer and a lighter layer so that both paint colours are quite visible and there is a noticeable contrast.
In my samples I have painted one with dark under light and one with light under dark.
In the above photo I have painted two spindles- these are really great to show my clients the full effect. The first one is Original on top of Scandinavian Pink and the second is Aubusson Blue on top of Country Grey. No special technique, I painted one layer and once it was dry I painted the second layer in a different colour. Then I waxed and sanded.
In the close up you can see that I have just lightly sanded to reveal the lighter colour underneath. This is the look I like, of course if you want to- you can sand much more to reveal the under colour. If you really want the first layer to show through I would recommend a strong sanding with a 150 to 180 grit sand paper –before the layer of wax.
I have sanded a bit more to show more of the pink underneath as well as the dark wood. Again, this is how I like it- you may like more or less distressing in your own work.
The sample boards are pine so you can really see the wood details in the under colour.
This is a fun and easy technique to try. Nothing really difficult about it and it creates an authentic aged look in your furniture.
Try it!! You will love it!