Tuesday, March 10, 2015

How to Create a Watercolor-Like Finish!


Create a watercolor effect on furniture and accessories by layering pastel color tinted glazes
over your paint finish!


Start by painting your piece in a solid color. Antoinette was used here for one piece and Duck
Egg Blue for another. Once the paint has dried, you may choose to add a stenciled design.
 
 
Part of the Artisan Enhancements Chandelier stencil design was applied here in Old Ochre to
frame the metal hook that would later be added. When the stenciled design had dried, it was
sanded lightly with fine grit sandpaper for a more natural, muted look.
 
 
Artisan Enhancements Scumble can be tinted with paint to create a custom glaze color. Here
1 part Louis Blue to 5 parts Scumble was mixed for one glaze, and the same ratio Paloma to
Scumble for another.
 

 
The Scumble mixtures were applied one at a time with a brush, and then wiped back with a
damp sea sponge. The extended open time of the Scumble product allows you to wipe away
the glaze, add more and play with the finish until you are satisfied with the results.
 


 Here both Antoinette and Paloma were mixed with Scumble to create 2 separate glazes that
were applied overtop a board painted with Duck Egg Blue and stenciled in Old Ochre.
 
 
Once you have achieved a watercolor effect that you are happy with, you will want to protect it
with a durable sealer. The Scumble product leaves you with a flat, silky finish. To enhance the sheen, apply a thin coat of Clear Finish. Wait 23 hours and apply a second coat. For more of a matte finish, choose Artisan Enhancements Clear Topcoat Sealer.
 
 
With Artisan Enhancements Scumble, you can mix any number of custom tinted glazes and feel like a true artist as you layer them onto your paint finish! Consider creating a watercolor-like finish for your next furniture or home accessory makeover!

 
Disclosure: This is an Artisan Enhancements sponsored post, however the opinions and ideas expressed here are mine and I will only ever promote products that I enjoy using and feel may benefit my readers.
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for your visit today!
 
Happy Creating!
 
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda
 


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6 comments:

  1. Oh I love that look! Now I have to get some Scrumble! Thanks for sharing your how to :)

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    1. Thank you, Sandy! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. I really like this paint effect. Very ethereal looking. Thanks for the inspiration Amanda. Have a great day. Sincerely, Diena

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    1. Thank you, Diena! Always lovely to hear from you!

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  3. Oh, my goodness! I love the water color look! It's so elegant and the colors go really well together. Great job as always! ~ Jamie

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    1. Hi Jamie! Great to hear from you! Thank you for your sweet comment! Have a wonderful week!

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