We just got these decorative patterned foils in – sold by the foot, you can use them to create/embellish/accent all kinds of finishes on all kinds of items –
Twelve various patterns, ranging from copper to bronze to champagne – bark, patina, even cheetah print
We have full stock out in the store, and also have included them on our online store – you can find them here FOILS
Of course, I couldn’t wait to DEMO the foils, right? I wanted to try the Weathered Copper Metallic Foil
So I grabbed an old door and created this sample – using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Pumpkin, Caromal Sticky Size, Weathered Copper Foil, American Paint Company Peacock, American Paint Company Surfboard, and American Paint Company Vintage Dark Wax –
Yes, that was perfect! Now the table I had in mind-
I had been saving it for awhile, with intentions of using a new clock stencil on the center – that would still be the plan.
- I brushed on a coat of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Pumpkin over the whole table.
- When that dried, I brushed on a coat of Caromal Sticky Size to the center circle of the top – the same water based size used for gilding (leafing) – you can brush or roll it on, and it takes about 15 minutes to set to a tack (goes on milky, dries clear).
- Then I took a piece of Weathered Copper Metallic Foil, crinkled it up a little, unbunched it, and layed it over my sticky surface (shiny side up). To transfer the foil to the door I used a firm scrub brush and scrubbed over the surface – lifted the backing off and voila, weathered copper!
- I used American Paint Company Cannonball for the stencil
- Around the remainder of the table I brushed on American Paint Company Peacock with some Surfboard blended in to highlight.
- I sealed the whole table with American Paint Company Vintage Dark Wax
Foiled the hardware too – painted it, then sized
laying foil over the hardware, ready to transfer
scrubbing to release
Back to the body – here you can see that thin layer of textured basecoat pumpkin – I used that because I wanted this finish to feel like weathered, patina’d copper – the foil pattern would be brilliant on it’s own, but I wanted the finish to fit around it like a glove.
Peacock and a little Surfboard, same brush, same time, just here and there when I feel the urge to create a lighter spot –
Drying it, fast, because I NEED to know how it’s going to end up 🙂
The front drawer has been sanded to refine – see how it’s lighter?
and sanding around the top – popping that little bit of textured pumpkin
Now comes the APC Vintage Dark Wax – NO EASIER WAX AROUND… and every wax smellier than this, for this wax has NO smell! All natural, glides on like butter
Wax on – you can use a brush or rag, I prefer brushing/scrubbing it on –
then wipe the excess off – otherwise you’re piece will dry tacky…
NOW you can see the pumpkin!
can easily see where you still need to go…
wipe excess off, then wait a few hours for it to dry, and buff to a nice sheen.
The foiled hardware, back on…
it’s missing something…. SPARKLE.
Embellishing with a few Swarovski crystals…
Now it’s a Fabulous Finish!
Even cooler, the table had an original glass top, which popped that pretty top even more
Let’s see what it looks like outside-
American Paint Company struck gold when they created Peacock – its a gorgeously rich blue, and with the dark wax it turns shades of ocean blue green –
Did you notice the feet? I foiled those too…
If you’d like to re-create this finish, look no further – we stock Caromal Colours, American Paint Company, and now have those pretty foils available…
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