How to create rich two colour texture
Creating Shabby Chic texture on furniture
Finally we have found some time to put together video tutorial on the technique we use for creating texture on our furniture. This video corresponds with an article we posted long time ago about comparing textures on two shabby chic nest of tables.
We had quite few questions regarding this technique, so there it is – a visual explanation. We hope you will find it useful.
To create this texture you will need following objects:
– thick brush with reasonably long hair;
– small thin brush;
– painting roller with tray;
– wet and dry cloths;
– clear acrylic varnish;
– two colours of your choice of chalk paint.
Basically the whole thing is quite easy and you can close it in six steps.
1. Creating thick and rough layer of first colour;
2. Creating more delicate and gentle layer of the same colour (or, actually, any colour you want);
3. Covering with clear acrylic varnish;
4. Creating thin layer of second colour (the paint should be thinned with water for easier removing);
5. Sanding down flat surfaces;
6. Wiping down round and curvy elements.
The trick in this method is to use clear varnish in between two colours. In this way you protect the bottom colour from smearing and staining with top colour. The varnish allows you also using dump cloth to wipe down these parts which are not suitable for sanding.
And that is it. Quite easy way to achieve stunning effects. Every piece is unique and it is entirely up to you what texture you get at the end – delicate or bold, soft or heavy contrasted: just let yourself to play around with colours and thickness of the paint.
Just one more thing: do not forget to protect your piece afterwards! (we use the same clear acrylic varnish).
If you have any questions – drop the comment underneath the post.