One of the faux painting techniques that I get asked about the most during workshops is the “weathered over time” look.  Of course, it’s usually asked like, “Howdoya make it look old.” LOL I love teaching people to make paint look old because it’s so darn forgiving! It’s like Pampered Chef stoneware–the worse it looks the better it cooks. Right? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you must attend a PC party at some point.  With a few easy-to-do, simple-to-remember techniques, anyone can make something brand new look like it’s been around for a hundred years.  In the July crate workshop I will teach you the fundamental technique in creating a vintage textured, crusty, old weathered look.  There are some additional steps that can be done after to ‘beef up’ the age like applying clear and dark wax, glazing, and even adding additional layers of texture. The basics are all you need to know to be well on your way, though. In the July crate, you will have a 16″ x 12″ oval opening, scalloped frame, insert for the middle, 4″ floral medallion, (2) two-ounce containers of Bungalow 47 Chalk Paint, a container of vintage texture medium, one stir stick and a one-sheet action guide for the kit.  

Unpack your kit and gather all necessary craft tools & supplies.

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Step-By-Step

  1. Remove center.
  2. Paint flower with grey or turquoise.
  3. Mix remaining colored paint with vintage texture.
  4. Pounce mixture on frame. Completely cover the surface.
  5. Let dry.
  6. Dry brush white on flower.
  7. Dry brush frame.
  8. Sand frame to achieve desired look.
  9. Glue flower on bottom right-hand side of frame.

Craft it…Paint it…Hang it…Love it…