Resene paint effects projects, project 02
Gilding adds glamour to ordinary household items giving them a sense of history and opulence.
Try painting your basecoat colour onto a small piece of card, allow to dry, then apply the rub – on metallics using different techniques until you find your favourite application method.
Step 1: Apply one or two coats of black paint and leave to dry.
Step 2: Using your finger (or a cotton cloth wrapped around your finger) pick up a little gold wax. Be careful not to get too much wax as it is better to apply a little first and then add more if you need it, rather than try and remove any excess.
Rub-on metallics may be applied with a brush, finger or a cloth onto plaster, metal, wood or leather in a variety of techniques depending on the effect you are trying to achieve. If you prefer a brushed on gold effect, use Resene Enamacryl Metallic tinted to Gold applied lightly by brush in place of the rub-on metallic wax.
Step 3: Rub the wax gently onto the raised areas of the candlesticks. Apply multiple coats if necessary to get the desired effect.
Project by Janet Scard. Photography by Joseph Zou.
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