To create the Old World Patina finish you see in the picture, follow these steps!
Base color: mix Chalk Synthesis colors Chocolate and Poppy, stipple on with a round brush, apply unevenly; this will help mimic aged metal. Allow to dry fully.
Next apply Verdigris Glaze by stippling heavily in recessed areas, if no recessed area, apply heavier at top, allow to sit for 30 seconds and spray with water bottle and allow to drip. We like a heavy patina look, so we reapply 3 times.
If you feel you applied too much in certain sections, simply apply more water!
We also used our PATINA GLAZE, which is the perfect compliment to our new VERDIGRIS GLAZE. We lighly dry brushed Patina Glaze unevenly on high points or where you feel your piece would normally show higher level of oxidation.
To create the tiny specks, load your round brush with Patina Glaze, hold your bristles back towards you and then release to create a spritz of tiny faux Patina!
Last but not lease, seal with MATTE or SATIN VARNISH!
Apply the glaze to your project after your final coat of paint has dried completely and you have applied either one coat of our Varnish or One Hour Enamel Clear (allow paint to dry 24 hours before applying the top coat). For best results, lightly sand your painted piece, brush on glaze in sections and then use a damp lint-free cloth to remove the excess. Allow glaze to fully dry for 2 hours. Glaze produces a strong finish, but to fully protect it our Varnish or One Hour Enamel Clear may be applied over the glaze. Wearing gloves can prevent temporary staining.