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Monday, December 28, 2009

Rust Paint Effect

My friend Nicole gave me this beautiful "R" as a gift. I've had an itch to try a new paint technique. Rust. Here is the final product. Here it is displayed on the mantle next to the family picture.
I started with a brown. The R started out as gold.
I did lots of layers of acrylic colors. I would dry brush on and wipe off with paper towels. Sometimes blotting the towel to create a weathered look.
Here are all the colors I used.
See the shiny gold R in the right bottom corner. That is the before.
I am going to be trying this technique out on a wall at my friend Brandi's photography studio.
I can't wait!
I am participating in Metamorphosis Monday http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Very cool! Glad you did that to it. It looks great!

Tabi said...

Great job!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

great job! thanks for the "how to's"
Happy New Year!
gail

Mimi said...

Oh, I like it, I like it!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

This looks great! It really does have that patina to it.