Metallic French Elegance

Metallic French Elegance

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Create a special piece using this metallic French elegance technique!

For this paint recipe, we walk you through how to use the metallic glazes to create a wonderfully elegant finish.

In this recipe we've used Imperial Linen but Calicut and Parisian Grey would also work well.

What you will need:

1 - Paint in Imperial Linen chalk paint using the round synthetic brush. Paint in large crosses to create subtle texture. Do two coats to achieve full coverage.

2 - Use your spalter brush and paint one coat of Luna Lustre glaze all over your piece.

3 - In sections paint the Finley Gold glaze on using your spalter brush. Use a clean rag to 'rag' it back. This will stop it from looking streaky and instead will add another dimension to your metallic finish.

4 - Detail with Dark Wax using your natural bristle brush and wiping off the excess with a clean rag. Use the dark wax to create lowlights, focusing on carved details, feet, handles etc.

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


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