Deep Coastal Blues

Deep Coastal Blues Paint Recipe

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This is a wonderfully deep coastal blue finish.

For this paint recipe, we walk you through how to create a deep coastal finish using Vintro's blues.

This technique works well with all blues, try Morocco as the base with layers of Teal and Nightfall coloured waxes.

Please note: that the original recipe will give you a lighter finish. Try using French Navy as the base with Christabelle and Victorian Black coloured waxes to achieve a look closer to the photo.

What you will need:

  • Christabelle Chalk Paint
  • French Navy Chalk Paint
  • Victorian Black Chalk Paint
  • Clear Wax
  • Natural Bristle Brush
  • Pro-Hybrid Synthetic Brush
  • Optional: Gold Gilding Wax

1 - Paint in Christabelle chalk paint using the round synthetic brush. Paint in all directions to achieve texture.

2 - Add 5% water to the paint for the second coat and paint to achieve full coverage.

3 - Make a coloured wax using French Navy chalk paint and Clear wax, using a 1:1 ratio. Brush on with a natural bristle brush and wipe off excess with a rag.

4 - Repeat the above step using Victorian Black chalk paint. Brush on to create lowlights and shadows, wipe off excess with a rag

Tip: You don't need to brush the Victorian Black wax over the entire piece, instead use it in areas to create shadows and depth.

5 - Optional: Detail the edges with Gold gilding wax, use either a finger or a detail brush.

Resources:

  • Click here for a printable PDF with the instructions on the back.

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