Had to finish samples so I can drop them off tomorrow morning… that’s a drag. Yuk.
I got distracted, of course – like a bad case of adult ADD.
Sitting on my workroom floor was this cabinet door –
A honey oak door that I’d refinished in a Caromal Colours Barnworn finish. I first smooshed on Textured BasecoatChocolate, then Chipping Creme, then Textured Basecoat Colonial Blue, sanded to distress, then Toned.
Why was it on my work floor?
Yesterday a friend came by to pick up some Caromal paint. She was wanting to paint an armoire – she had Cobblestone but wanted to add in a lighter blue/teal color to brighten it and make it weathered looking.
We played with Parchment Textured Basecoat –
I added a drop of Turquoise tint that I had-
and painted out a wood sample for her.
I wish I’d taken pictures – I’m used to posting play by plays as I tell my story. But I didn’t, so you’re going to have to try to visualize.
I mixed the Parchment on a foam plate with a tiny bit of tint. After we painted out her wood sample I had a some left over on the plate. I grabbed the nearest thing – THIS blue/brown door (above) and began dragging the turquoise mix over it. I used a chip brush, and was dipping my chip brush in water to loosen the thicker paint to more of a wash consistancy.
That’s the beauty of the Textured Basecoats – you can use them SO many ways!
This was that blue door up above, which I then brushed with a thinned down version of Parchment-tinted-with-some-turquoise. Then I sanded it GOOD with the palm sander, brushed on some Toner and wiped it off.
Of course, I felt it needed just a little more, so I grabbed a stencil and stippled it with Toner-
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