Shabby Paints
Shabby Paints
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  • Springfield, TN

Easy Patina Finish X 2


Easy…yes I mean E-A-S-Y. Oh and fast.
What you’ll need:
Something fun to paint, like this metal horse head I picked up at an auction last year.
Shabby Paints in:
Brown Bronze Shimmer Paint
Peacock Chalked Paint
Optional Copper Kettle Shimmer Glaze
2 Sponges or chip brushes or your finger
Paper Plate or Bowl
Old Rag

Thoroughly Clean your piece
Paint or sponge Brown Bronze Shimmer all over
Faux Patina Copper Bronze Green effect
let dry ( I waited about 5 min:)
Dry brush with Peacock chalked paint
Faux Patina Copper Bronze Green effect
Let dry ( I waited 2 min:)
Dry brush Brown Bronze Shimmer letting as much or as little peacock show.
Faux Patina Copper Bronze Green effect
Blot with a dry rag. All done! Easy!!For the second look after you have applied the base of Brown Bronze apply Peacock Chalked Paint heavier.
Next apply Copper Kettle Glaze over any exposed Peacock Chalked Paint. I used my fingers
After~Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
After~Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
Before Rusted metal horse head.
Before Rusted metal horse head.
First step-First coat of Brown Bronze Shimmer
First step-First coat of Brown Bronze Shimmer
Second Step Dry brush Peacock Chalked Paint
Second Step Dry brush Peacock Chalked Paint
Third Step Dry brush Peacock Chalked Paint
Third Step Dry brush Peacock Chalked Paint
After~Less Patina Brown Bronze Shimmer Finish
After~Less Patina Brown Bronze Shimmer Finish
After~Less Patina Brown Bronze Shimmer Finish
After~Less Patina Brown Bronze Shimmer Finish
During Peacock over Bronw bronze before Copper Kettle Glaze.  Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
During Peacock over Bronw bronze before Copper Kettle Glaze. Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
During~Heavier Patina using my beautifully manicured hands to apply copper glaze :)
During~Heavier Patina using my beautifully manicured hands to apply copper glaze :)
After~Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
After~Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
After~Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
After~Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
After~Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
After~Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
After~Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish
After~Heavier Patina with Copper Kettle Glaze Finish

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Did you cover the piece 3 times with the Faux Patina Copper Bronze Green effect (it's mentioned 3 times in the instructions)? I would like to try this to a light fixture I currently have.

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4 of 7 comments
  • Cynthia E
    on Jan 8, 2014

    Although I'm partial to rusty cast iron decor-- I love to do faux metal finishes, and this is awesome:)

  • Curious as to if this paint and technique would work on a concrete statue that I plan to use as a water feature in a small fish pond. I really like it!
    • Shabby Paints
      on Jun 6, 2017

      Yes, I painted my concrete floors on my porch :) Lots of outdoor concrete statues too.

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